Butterworths Family Law Service

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Issue 229, February 2020

New cases referred to in this issue include Re H (Abduction: Retention in a Non-Contracting State) [2019] EWCA Civ 672 (see para [6575.1]) and A City Council v KS [2019] EWHC 1384 (Fam) (see para [6632.2]).

Binder 1 Relationships and their Breakdown
1B Statutes
- Marriage Act 1949
- Family Law Act 1996
- Civil Partnership Act 2004
1C Statutory Instruments
- Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005
Binder 2 Family Courts: Jurisdiction and Procedure
2A Narrative
- Chapter 1 Jurisdiction
2C Statutory Instruments
- Magistrates’ Courts Rules 1981
Binder 3(I) Children—Narrative
3A Narrative
- Chapter 3 Parental responsibility
- Chapter 7 Local authority support for children and families
- Chapter 8 Local authority duties to looked after children
- Chapter 11A Family and child law in Wales
- Chapter 12 Secure accommodation
- Chapter 15 Child protection
- Chapter 16 Child assessment order
- Chapter 17 Emergency protection order
- Chapter 19 Abduction of children in care or under child protection and recovery orders
Binder 3(I) Children—Narrative
- Chapter 20 Adoption: background and general principles
- Chapter 21 The Adoption Service
- Chapter 22 Adoption agencies: planning for children, and approving adopters
- Chapter 23 Adoption agencies: matching children with adopters, and reviews
- Chapter 24 Placement for adoption
- Chapter 25 Adoption
- Chapter 29 Independent reviews of determinations
- Chapter 30 Restrictions in relation to adoption
- Chapter 32 Adoption and the courts
- Chapter 33 Special guardianship
- Chapter 49 Appeals
- Chapter 51 Wardship and the inherent jurisdiction
Binder 3(III) Children Materials
3B Statutes
- Legitimacy Act 1976
- Family Law Reform Act 1987
- Children Act 1989
- Adoption and Children Act 2002
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
- Children and Young Persons Act 2008
3C Statutory Instruments
- Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005
- Disclosure of Adoption Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005
- Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005
- Special Guardianship Regulations 2005
- Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005
- Special Guardianship (Wales) Regulations 2005
- Access to Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005
- Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005
Binder 4(I) Property Money and Tax—Narrative
4A Narrative
- Chapter 5 Financial remedy proceedings: pensions
4B Statutes
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Child Support Act 1991
- Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005
4C Statutory Instruments
- Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regulations 1992
- Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999
Binder 5 International
5A Narrative
- Chapter 1 An introduction to international family law
- Chapter 3 Reciprocal enforcement in family finance
- Chapter 4 International child abduction
- Chapter 4A Recognition and enforcement of orders concerning children
5B Statutes and Conventions
- Child Abduction Act 1984
- Civil Partnership Act 2004
- New binder index for binder 2, 3(I), 4(I) and 5.


 Aidan Vine , BA (Oxon), MA (Cornell), Barrister, Harcourt Chambers, London and Oxford Editor
Aina Khan , LLB, Head of Islamic & Asian Division, Duncan Lewis Editor
 Andrew Newbury , LLB, Solicitor, Partner, Pannone LLP, Manchester Editor
 Charles Prest , MA (Cantab), DipLG, Barrister, 6 Park Square, Leeds Editor
 David Josiah-Lake , LLB, Solicitor, Josiah-Lake Gardiner LLP, London Editor
 David Ryden , LLB, Solicitor, Director of Ryden Legal Publications Ltd, and Legal Advisor to the Independent Review Mechanism Editor
 David Salter , MA, LLM, Solicitor, Partner and Joint National Head of Family Law, Mills & Reeve LLP Editor
David Williams QC , Barrister, 4 Paper Buildings Editor
 Grant Howell , LLB, MBA in Legal Practice, Solicitor, Partner, Charles Russell LLP, London General editor
 Helen Howard , LLB, Consultant, Gordons Partnership LLP (incorporating Richard Howard & Co) Editor
 John Baker , Barrister, Clerk to the Justices - Surrey Magistrates' Courts Editor
 Jonathan Montgomery , BA, LLM, Professor of Law, University of Southampton General editor
 Louise Potter , MA (Oxon), Barrister Editor
Martin L Parry , LLB, Solicitor, Emeritus Reader in Law, University of Hull Editor
Mr Justice Moor The Honourable Consulting editor
PM Bromley , MA, Barrister, Emeritus Professor of English Law, Manchester University Founding editor
Sarah Anticoni , LLB, Solicitor, Mediator, Partner, Charles Russell LLP, London Editor
 Sarah Deeks , LLB FCA, tax writer Editor
Teertha Gupta QC , LLB (Leeds), Barrister, Inner Temple Editor