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Family Law Newsletter: 18 July 2016

Date:15 JUL 2016
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The Family Law newsletter provides you with all the latest news, judgments, articles and guidance to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice.


Nearly 10 per cent of adults in England and Wales are cohabiting couples
13 July 2016
Newly released ONS statistics show that nearly 10 per cent of adults in England and Wales are unmarried and living with a partner,

Six per cent increase in private law cases received by Cafcass in June 2016
12 July 2016
In June 2016, Cafcass received a total of 3,599 new private law cases. This is a 6% increase on June 2015 levels.

New care applications received by Cafcass in June represents highest ever number for any one month
12 July 2016
Latest figures released by Cafcass reveal that new care applications received in June 2016 represents the highest ever number of applications for any one month.


The CJEU rules on rights of residence of non-EU nationals on divorce
Michael Allum - @michael_allum
18 July 2016
On 30 June 2016, the European Court (CJEU) handed down its decision in Secretary of State for the Home Department v NA (Case C-115/15).

Update of Bills and new ideas in family law
Natasha Phillips - @SobukiRa
13 July 2016
Despite a very busy few weeks in the run-up to Brexit and its aftermath, child welfare concerns have remained in the spotlight. Here are the latest Bills, ideas and updates in the sector, which make for very interesting - at, at times, controversial - reading.


FINANCIAL REMEDIES: Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 13 July 2016
Mrs Justice Roberts
Family Division

PUBLIC LAW CHILDREN: London Borough of Tower Hamlets v B [2016] EWHC 1707 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 13 July 2016
Mr Justice Hayden
Family Division

PRACTICE & PROCEDURE: R (The Public Law Project) v Lord Chancellor [2016] UKSC 39
Hearing Date: 13 July 2016
Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath, Lord Hughes and Lord Toulson
Supreme Court

PRIVATE LAW CHILDREN: Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case M) [2016] EWHC 1572 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 30 June 2016
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
Family Division
The President granted a declaration of parenthood pursuant to s 55A of the Family Law Act 1986.

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