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Court Bundles - essential update

Court Bundles - essential update | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Practice Direction 27A - Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be Applied in the High Court and Family Court) gives details about how bundles should be presented, by whom and where and when they should be lodged.
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Saudi father’s guardianship win in Canadian court

Saudi father’s guardianship win in Canadian court | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Canadian appeals court has appointed a Saudi man guardian of his five year old daughter.
The man grew up in an orphanage before he travelled to Canada to study English, where he remained despite the expiration of his student visa.
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Court orders further hearing into bitter parental dispute

Court orders further hearing into bitter parental dispute | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A bitter dispute between the parents of a four year should be reheard following a local authority investigation, a family court Judge has ruled.
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Surrogate children without parental orders could becomes ‘stateless and parentless’

Mrs Justice Theis warns of ‘legal timebomb’
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EN (Mother) v AH (Father) [2015] EWFC 39

EN (Mother) v AH (Father) [2015] EWFC 39 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Applications by mother to temporarily remove the child to Iran and Turkey, and application by father to enforce a Child Arrangements Order.
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Family Court judge criticises parents in care case

Family Court judge criticises parents in care case | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A Family Court judge has criticised the parents of a seven month-old child for their “significant” failure to protect him.
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Family Lore Case Digest: Newcastle City Council v WM & Ors [2015] EWFC 42 (08 May 2015)

Family Lore Case Digest: Newcastle City Council v WM & Ors [2015] EWFC 42 (08 May 2015) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Newcastle City Council v WM & Ors [2015] EWFC 42 (08 May 2015): Care and placement proceedings in r... http://t.co/UHIplUrJQj #familylaw
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Your Honour, I am afraid that I have not done a position statement, but may I just hand this up?

Your Honour, I am afraid that I have not done a position statement, but may I just hand this up? | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I think this summarises our position
 
 
I thought of that gag this morning, and kudos to Cobb J for giving me the opportunity to deploy it.
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An argument about publication of a judgment

An argument about publication of a judgment | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  Wigan Borough Council v Fisher and Others 2015 Again, Mr Justice Peter Jackson http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2015/34.html I think this is the first reported authority on how to deal with transparency and publication of a judgment where...
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More babies with 'special guardianship orders' as adoptions fall - BBC News

More babies with 'special guardianship orders' as adoptions fall - BBC News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
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Re HA (A Child) (No 2) [2015] EWHC 1310 (Fam) - Family Law (registration)

Re HA (A Child) (No 2) [2015] EWHC 1310 (Fam) - Family Law (registration) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The court ruled that it should retain jurisdiction in relation to the 8-year-old child and that the Lithuanian court was not better placed to hear the application for a care order.
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Re T (Interim Care Order: Removal of Children Where No Immediate Emergency) [2015] EWCA Civ 453

Re T (Interim Care Order: Removal of Children Where No Immediate Emergency) [2015] EWCA Civ 453 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The appeal from an interim care order authorising the immediate removal of the two children from the care of the grandparents was dismissed.
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Re H (A child) (Temporary Leave to Remove Turkey) (Enforcement of Child Arrangements Order) [2015] EWFC 39

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Single email address for the high-cost civil team

Single email address for the high-cost civil team | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Legal Aid Agency has created a single email address to use for casework enquiries to the high-cost civil team.
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Re M (Children) [2015] EWHC 1433 (Fam)

Re M (Children) [2015] EWHC 1433 (Fam) | 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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NH v JH [2015] EWFC 43

NH v JH [2015] EWFC 43 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: Applications by mother, father and uncle seeking a variety of orders relating to residence and contact, and a section 91(14) order.
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The tangled web of modern families by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog

The tangled web of modern families by John Bolch - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A close look a recent case which had international dimension as well as other complexities.
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Proof of facts – High Court guidance on disputed injuries

Proof of facts – High Court guidance on disputed injuries | Children In Law | Scoop.it
This is a very short judgment, with not a single word wasted, and it sets out not only a helpful summary of the state of the law on resolution of disputed injuries but clarifies some areas where there has been doubt and confusion.
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ISIS and children being taken to Syria

ISIS and children being taken to Syria | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I have to say, even after years and years of doing child protection law, I never actually thought I’d see cases in Court where parents were trying to get their children to become terrorists and fight in a war.
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Special guardianship orders on the rise as adoptions fall

BBC reports that SGOs have tripled in two years
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Court confirms decision to remove child from dishonest mother

Court confirms decision to remove child from dishonest mother | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a Judge’s decision to remove a two year-old from his ‘dishonest’ mother.
In S (A Child), the boy, referred to as ‘D’, was the youngest of no less than ten children.
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Councils neglect kinship care, group claims

Councils neglect kinship care, group claims | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Many councils neglect kinship care and do not provide equal support to children in such placements, a charity has claimed.
Cathy Ashley is Chief Executive of charity the Family Rights Group.
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