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11th View from the President's Chamber: The Process of reform: on the cusp of history

11th View from the President's Chamber: The Process of reform: on the cusp of history | Children In Law | Scoop.it
2 April 2014 marks the largest reform of the family justice system any of us have seen or will see in our professional lifetimes.
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SUPREME COURT; COSTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS

SUPREME COURT; COSTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS | Children In Law | Scoop.it
For a second time in only a couple of years the Supreme Court has reviewed costs orders in care proceedings – Re S (A Child; Court of Appeal costs order) [2015] UKSC 20.
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Statistical Release - exceptional legal aid

Statistical Release - exceptional legal aid | Children In Law | Scoop.it
New stats are out for Legal Aid and Family Courts here. For the period Oct - Dec 2014 the proportion of s10 exceptional legal aid applications that were granted is much improved, and is now at appr...
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Both parties represented in only 22 per cent of all private family law cases

Both parties represented in only 22 per cent of all private family law cases | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice has published court statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 (October to December) showing that both parties are represented in only 22 per cent of all private family law cases.
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Top Catholic school takes fight for admissions policy to court

Top Catholic school takes fight for admissions policy to court | Children In Law | Scoop.it
London Oratory, which has counted sons of Tony Blair, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman among pupils, claims education watchdog is endangering its ethos
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MPs recommend national ‘parenting support’ classes

MPs recommend national ‘parenting support’ classes | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The government should create a national programme of classes to help parents, a group of MPs and peers have recommended.
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New Judgment: In the matter of S (a Child) [2015] UKSC 20

New Judgment: In the matter of S (a Child) [2015] UKSC 20 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
On appeal from: [2014] EWCA Civ 135 The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal by the local authority regarding a full care order made in respect of the respondent’s daughter and set aside th...
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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I know that some of my commenters have been interested in this in the past, and in particular the curious half-way house that the UK finds itself in with the UN Convention.  We recognise it in our law, but don’t consider ourselves to be bound by...
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A new family law heroine by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

A new family law heroine by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A look back at the life of a woman who made a huge impact on family law and divorce in the UK.
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London Borough of Brent v K [2015] EWHC 658 (Fam)

London Borough of Brent v K [2015] EWHC 658 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The judge gave guidance on the procedure for urgent collection orders in a case where a young girl had to wait over 7 hours at a police station while the local authority made arrangements for placement and transportation.
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My priority for children: legal aid access in care proceedings

My priority for children: legal aid access in care proceedings | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Guest blog: Emeritus Professor June Thoburn, member of the College of Social Work’s Children and Families Faculty.
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Re B (Child) (Relocation: Sweden) [2015] EWCA Civ 286

Re B (Child) (Relocation: Sweden) [2015] EWCA Civ 286 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Father's appeal against an order permitting the mother of the child to remove her permanently from this country to live in Sweden. Appeal dismissed.
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MOJ published response to Voice of the Child: Dispute Resolution Advisory Group final report

MOJ published response to Voice of the Child: Dispute Resolution Advisory Group final report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Dispute Resolution Advisory Group submitted their final report to the Ministry of Justice on 16 March. The government has today (26 March 2015) published its response to the Voice of the Child: Dispute Resolution Advisory Group.
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‘Between a rock and a hard place’ – Re B-S and 26 weeks

‘Between a rock and a hard place’ – Re B-S and 26 weeks | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Inconsistent quality and practice in undertaking viability assessments was amongst a range of hot topics discussed at Nagalro’s spring conference on care proceedings, held on 16 March.
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The Buzz

The Buzz | Children In Law | Scoop.it
These are the news items and stories we feel should be right on the radar: Family court statistics quarterly: October to December 2014 Legal aid statistics: October to December 2014 Stop internatio...
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Family Law Week: Half of homeless teenagers turned away by local authorities

Half of homeless teenagers turned away by local authorities http://t.co/tk34sSHQEi
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S (A Child) [2015] UKSC 20

S (A Child) [2015] UKSC 20 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
S (A Child) [2015] UKSC 20 - Judgment: The issue here was whether it was right to order the local authority to pay... http://t.co/f2nnlSMqUP
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Supreme Court allows local authority’s appeal against costs order

General rule in In Re T applies to appeals
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London Borough of Hackney v JC and Others [2015] EWHC 742 (Fam)

London Borough of Hackney v JC and Others [2015] EWHC 742 (Fam) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In care proceedings the judge found that the 4-year-old child had been habitually resident in the UK throughout her life despite living a somewhat peripatetic existence.
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