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Legal experts campaign to stop government dodging legal challenges

Legal experts campaign to stop government dodging legal challenges | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have today called for Peers to urgently amend Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill in the House of Lords this week, claiming it is an attack on...
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Family Lore Case Digest: West Sussex County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2550 (Fam) (27 June 2014)

Family Lore Case Digest: West Sussex County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2550 (Fam) (27 June 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
West Sussex County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2550 (Fam) (27 June 2014): Care proceedings concerning c... http://t.co/eRCGBTx7kS #familylaw
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‘Worrying concern’ as to impact of child maintenance changes: Public Accounts Committee

£20 application fee could be significant barrier to low income parents
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Children living with parental alcohol abuse are being missed by system, report finds - Community Care

Children living with parental alcohol abuse are being missed by system, report finds - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A children's commissioner report has found children living with parental alcohol misuse are falling through the cracks
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A couple of bad ideas, by John Bolch

A couple of bad ideas, by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In the last week I have come across a couple of bad ideas for the reform of family law. One of the ideas has already passed into law, or at least is about to, and the other is no more than a propos...
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CH v London Borough of Merton [2014] EWHC 3311 (Fam)

Application by mother of an 8 month old child for permission to oppose the adoption application by local authority. Application refused.
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Munby urges radical reform of family courts

Munby urges radical reform of family courts | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The president of the Family Division says the child arrangement programme, which came into effect in April, requires a new approach to private law cases.
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Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter - Telegraph

Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judge rules that the nine-year-old girl, from Hampshire, should live with her father after concluding former partner's allegations were untrue
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K v D [2014] EWHC 3188 (Fam)

K v D [2014] EWHC 3188 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
K v D [2014] EWHC 3188 (Fam) - Judgment: Application under the Hague Convention for the return of a child to the C... http://t.co/e7Yvvxr48N
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Report reveals Australian surrogacy couples with no genetic link

Report reveals Australian surrogacy couples with no genetic link | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A report into commercial surrogacy in Australia has highlighted a number of cases in which commissioning couples discover they have no genetic link to the children.
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Presumption of parental involvement regulations published

Presumption of parental involvement regulations published | Children In Law | Scoop.it
News: SI implements s.11 of the Children & Families Act for proceedings started after 22nd October 2014
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Expert Reports | Child Protection Resource

RT @C_P_Resource: The use (and abuse) of psychological reports in care proceedings http://t.co/ULi5jWhwg5
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Thousands of paedophiles will escape justice, crime chief admits - Telegraph

Thousands of paedophiles will escape justice, crime chief admits - Telegraph | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Keith Bristow, head of the National Crime Agency, admits that the sheer volume of people viewing indecent images of children, means many will escape prosecution
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Government rejects calls by MPs for a ban on B&Bs for care leavers - Community Care

Government rejects calls by MPs for a ban on B&Bs for care leavers - Community Care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Department for Education tells the Education Committee that a total ban on bed and breakfasts risks leaving young people with nowhere to go in emergencies
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Re A (A Child)

Re A (A Child) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
For those of you who had been pondering about the applicability of Re B [2013] UKSC 33 to private law cases - Re A (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1104 goes some distance towards providing an answer. It ...
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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1303

Appeal by mother against placement orders in respect of the youngest three children of a sibling group of nine. Appeal dismissed.
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v T and Others [2014] EWHC 3315 (Fam)

Case summary coming soon
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C v M (Case C-376/14)

C v M (Case C-376/14) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Ireland sought a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Ruling on the issue of jurisdiction based upon habitual residence.
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Ban on child marriages sought in Zimbabwe

Ban on child marriages sought in Zimbabwe | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Two victims of child marriage in Zimbabwe have taken the Government to court challenging the constitutionality of the country’s marriage laws.
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Children's relationship with separated parents to be emphasised by new law - Press releases - GOV.UK

Children's relationship with separated parents to be emphasised by new law - Press releases - GOV.UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The importance of children having relationships with each parent following family breakdown will be reinforced by a new law from next week.
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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam) (15 October 2014)

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam) (15 October 2014) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
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BBC - New BBC One documentary charts untold story of what really happened to Baby P - Media centre

Baby P: The Untold Story features exclusive interviews with many of those connected to the case and its aftermath, including Sharon Shoesmith, social workers Gillie Christou and Maria Ward, Ed Balls and the husband of Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat, the last ...
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The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014

This Order brings into force section 11 (welfare of the child: parental involvement) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (c.6) (“the 2014 Act”) on 22nd October 2014 subject to the transitional provision set out in Article 4.
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