News Essentials: 19th March 2018

A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSCouncil kept boy, 9, in care for whole of his life, judge revealsHerefordshire council used section 20 orders to keep children in care without seeking court approval. Full story: The Guardian.Millionaire jailed for contempt of court over divorce dealProperty developer, 83, given 14-month sentence for refusing to obey company handover order. Full story: The Guardian. See the reports of Hart v Hart, below.Consultation on regs to allow a single person to apply for a parental order following a surrogacy arrangementConsultation closes on 20 April 2018. Full story: Family Law Week.Family court secrecy lets judges get away with mistakes, senior judge saysSecrecy in family courts could be allowing judges to get away with mistakes, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has said. Full story: The Telegraph.Government will legislate to replace Deprivation of Liberty SafeguardsMinisters broadly…

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