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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)

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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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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam)

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: A case involving the determination of habitual residence of a 15 year old girl, who was Romanian by birth, had lived most of her life in Spain, but was then brought to the UK early in 2013 by a man who had been 'sold' the girl by her...
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Family Law Week: Hundreds of new FGM cases reported by hospitals

Hundreds of new FGM cases reported by hospitals http://t.co/TVUa4KE4gc
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Divorced father fails in bid to take his sons abroad

Divorced father fails in bid to take his sons abroad | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A divorced father has failed in his bid for permission to relocate to the United States with his two sons.
Y (Children) concerned an 11 year-old boy and his brother, aged seven. Their parents married in 1998 and moved to Chicago two years later.
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Presumption of parental involvement to come into force on 22 October 2014 - Family Law

Presumption of parental involvement to come into force on 22 October 2014 - Family Law | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The President of the Family Division has today announced that the presumption of parental involvement at section 11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (which inserts new sections 1(2)A, 1(2)B, 1(6) and 1(7) into the Children Act 1989) will come...
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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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Family Law Week: Local Authority Focus - October 2014

Family Law Week: Local Authority Focus - October 2014 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Local Authority Focus - October 2014 http://t.co/lDz25Q2Fb4
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Family Law Week: No need for human rights proportionality evaluation in private law children proceedings

No need for human rights proportionality evaluation in private law children ... - Family Law Week http://t.co/61ZGlfdVfd
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Recurrent care proceedings: Part 3: Birth mothers – against the odds: turning points for women who have lost children to public care

Recurrent care proceedings: Part 3: Birth mothers – against the odds: turning points for women who have lost children to public care | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In this short article we draw on rich autobiographical material drawn from in-depth interviews with 26 birth mothers, who had all experienced repeat removal of infants and children on account of child protection concerns.
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Chinese criminal could face deportation despite children being British

Chinese criminal could face deportation despite children being British | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The man, who has not been named, previously said being deported would infringe on the rights of his children, aged six and three, to respect for family life. 
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