The September and October issues of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin are available as a free download. Providing a timely monthly summary and analysis of key family law cases in the preceding month, the Bulletin also includes cross references to Butterworths Family Law Service, Clarke Hall & Morrison on Children and Rayden & Jackson commentary texts.
The September issue includes:
- Transparency – application by media for disclosure – Cumbria County Council v M and others  EWHC 2596 (Fam),  All ER (D) 21 (Sep)
- Expert evidence – funding by Legal Aid Authority – Re AB (a child: temporary leave to remove from jurisdiction: expert evidence)  EWHC 2758 (Fam),  All ER (D) 129 (Aug)
- Step-parent adoption – whether judge correct in evaluation of balance of
family rights – Re P (a child) (adoption: adoption by step-parent)  EWCA Civ 1174,  All ER (D) 86 (Aug)
- Public children – contact with child in long-term foster care
Re G (a child) (contact: long term foster care)  EWCA Civ
1173,  All ER (D) 75 (Aug)
- Inheritance – whether deceased having had severable interest under
policy immediately prior to death – Lim (an infant) v Walia  EWCA Civ 1076,  All ER (D) 55 (Aug)
- Case management – ability of parties to change timetable imposed by order – Re W (children)  EWFC 22,  All ER (D) 25 (Aug)
The October issue includes:
- Private children – whether judge erring as to removal of children from
mother’s care – Re K (children)  EWCA Civ 1195,  All ER (D) 27 (Sep)
- Child abduction – child’s objections to return – Re S (a child) (child’s objections)  EWHC 2938 (Fam),  All ER (D) 63 (Sep)
- Adoption – whether applicant should be allowed access to adoption records – Re X (adopted child: access to court file)  EWFC 33, 
All ER (D) 62 (Sep)
- Financial provision – whether trust being variable nuptial settlement
AB v CB and anor  EWHC 2998 (Fam),  All ER (D)
- Divorce – whether fraud established – Rapisarda v Colladon Re 180 Irregular Divorces  EWFC 35,  All ER (D) 03 (Oct)
Bulletins for previous months may be viewed here.
Geraldine Morris is a solicitor and Head of LexisPSL Family.