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Just how significant are parental intentions in determining a child’s habitual residence?

Just how significant are parental intentions in determining a child’s habitual residence? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Most international child lawyers may have thought that the concept of habitual residence had been determined by a trio of children cases heard by the UK Supreme Court during the last 2 years (Re A (Jurisdiction: Return of Child) [2013] UKSC 60,...
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Berkshire council children’s services ‘inadequate’

Berkshire council children’s services ‘inadequate’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The children’s services department at West Berkshire Council has been declared ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted – the third council to receive such a rating in a matter of days.
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International matrimonial lawyers discuss surrogacy

International matrimonial lawyers discuss surrogacy | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A multinational family law organisation considered the legal issues surrounding surrogacy at a conference in London this week.
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A (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 486

A (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 486 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Appeal by wife against order allowing father supervised contact where she argued that the judge had not sufficiently considered his own findings that the father had been guilty of, among other things, abusive sexual conduct towards her.
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Family Law Week: AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35

AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35 http://t.co/47csMmyEEH
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Court of Appeal upholds decision not to publish judgement

Court of Appeal upholds decision not to publish judgement | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has upheld a Judge’s decision not to allow publication of his judgement in a family dispute.
The case concerned a 12 year-old boy whose bitterly divided parents had engaged in litigation for close to ten years.
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AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35

AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: This case concerned the habitual residence of two children who were born and raised in France. The mother moved to Scotland with the children with the agreement of the father, who remained in France.
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Special guardianship orders triple

Special guardianship orders triple | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Three times as many babies are now made subject to special guardianship orders, new research reveals.
According to data obtained by the BBC, 520 babies were placed in special guardianship arrangements last year, compared to only 160 in 2012.
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Indoctrinated son 'troubled' by mother's religion is put into care - Telegraph.co.uk

Indoctrinated son 'troubled' by mother's religion is put into care - Telegraph.co.uk | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It was feared that the seven-year-old boy's mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, was causing him emotional harm by 'immersing' him in her beliefs
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Family Lore: Supreme Court decision on habitual residence in Scottish case

Family Lore: Supreme Court decision on habitual residence in Scottish case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New blog post: Supreme Court decision on habitual residence in Scottish case: The Supreme Court has… http://t.co/z84GMGQRh8 #familylaw
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Merge adoption services to end delays, councils told - BBC News

Merge adoption services to end delays, councils told - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
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Adoptive Families Referred for Psychiatric Advice

Adoptive Families Referred for Psychiatric Advice http://t.co/jJtnE7YZTW << Effects of early parental deprivation. #Adoption
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Who has the burden of proof?

Who has the burden of proof? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Well, that's a stupid title for a blog post.  The burden of proof  - whose job it is to prove whether something happened, and whose job it is to persuade the Court to make the order is the a...
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1400 child abuse suspects identified - BBC News

1400 child abuse suspects identified - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.
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High Court considers family who vanished with their children

High Court considers family who vanished with their children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Family Division President Sir James Munby has issued an explanatory judgement on the case of a family who disappeared abroad with their four children.
The children in question ranged in ages between 20 months and seven years.
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Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 500 (24 March 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 500 (24 March 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
RT @familylaw: New case: C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 500 (24 March 2015) http://t.co/FDhl3UvOsu #familylaw
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Mother fails to stop father’s contact with daughter

Mother fails to stop father’s contact with daughter | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A mother has failed to stop her ex-husband from seeing his three year old daughter.
The couple married in October 2009 and their daughter, identified as ‘R’ in the judgment, was born three years later.
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The Association of Lawyers for Children and Coram Children's Legal Centre ... - Family Law (registration)

The Association of Lawyers for Children and Coram Children's Legal Centre ... - Family Law (registration) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment in the appeal case of Re K-H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 has been handed down by the Court of Appeal.
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Re K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543

Re K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Online legal book shop - with regularly updated free legal News content, comment, cases and legislation from Family Law an imprint of Jordan Publishing
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K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543

K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: This was a case in which the judge did not feel it was appropriate for him to cross-examine the child (who had made allegations against her step father) in a situation where the father was not represented or eligible for legal aid.
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A week in family law: bias, mediation and more by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

A week in family law: bias, mediation and more by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A round-up of the week's family law news by John Bolch
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The standard of proof in family law

The standard of proof in family law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Disputes between relatives or disputes in care proceedings are a common feature of both private and public family law. Sometimes it can be as straight forward as two divorcing parents who want their children to live with them full time.
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Re A (child) (Care and Placement Orders) | LexisWeb

Re A (child) (Care and Placement Orders) | LexisWeb | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Free legal content from LexisNexis Butterworths: All England Reporter Cases - Re A (child) (Care and Placement Orders) - [2015] All ER (D) 213 (May)
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How social networking sites threaten the security of adopted children

How social networking sites threaten the security of adopted children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Birth parents and adopted children are now able to make contact easily through social media after years of separation – often with devastating consequences
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Supreme Court denies return of children to France

Supreme Court denies return of children to France | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has dismissed a French father’s bid to have his two daughters returned from Scotland.
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