UK – Family Law Week 5 October 2009 Update

Brussels II case first family business for Supreme Court
Mother seeks to challenge the ambit of the jurisdictional framework of Brussels II Revised and to clarify the ability of the court to stay proceedings

New rules proposed for ContactPoint
DCSF issues consultation for managing the child information database


4 Paper Buildings named Family Set of the Year
Annual Chambers and Partners Award winners named

Acquitted shaken baby mother seeks return of children
High Court application started after mother acquitted of murder
Fostering groups join forces on “Together for Change” campaign
Long term campaign calling for foster care reform launched by the Fostering Network
Legal Term dates for 2009/2010

“Go Orders” to provide breathing space for domestic violence victims
New powers announced by Home Secretary at Labour Party Conference

CAFCASS publishes operating priorities until March 2010
Measures designed to reduce backlog and balance the budget

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S (A Child) [2009] EWCA Civ 993
Appeal by mother against permission to register an order under Brussels II bis for return of her child to Milan involving issues around the correct appellate route in such cases. The Appeal was remitted to the High Court.

Marano v Marano [2009] EWCA Civ 967
Application, by wife, for permission to appeal a lump sum order in the husband’s favour where the value of his property investments had plummeted. Application granted.


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