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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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View from the Foot of the Tower: Nothing speaks for itself

View from the Foot of the Tower: Nothing speaks for itself | Children In Law | Scoop.it
We now know from the Court of Appeal in Re J (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 222 that there is no such thing as res ipsa loquitor in care proceedings.
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Man wins £39,000 in damages for paternity deception

Man wins £39,000 in damages for paternity deception | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The ex-wife of a lecturer has been ordered to pay him £39,000 after telling him he was the father of a child born to IVF for close to six years.
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Joint Committee on Human Rights: Government Is Failing The Nation's Children

Joint Committee on Human Rights: Government Is Failing The Nation's Children | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A damning report published today by the Joint Committee on Human Rights criticises the government for its failure to address mounting child welfare concerns in the fields of immigration, legal aid ...
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Daughter of troubled US woman ‘habitually resident’ in the UK

Daughter of troubled US woman ‘habitually resident’ in the UK | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The four year-old child of an American mother and Moroccan father is ‘habitually resident’ in the UK, the High Court has concluded.
In London Borough of Hackney v JC and Others, the child in question is now four.
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Supreme Court sets aside care costs order

Supreme Court sets aside care costs order | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has set aside an order requiring a local authority to pay the legal costs from a care case.
In the Matter of S concerned the adoption of a six year-old girl.
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Same sex couple granted parental order

Same sex couple granted parental order | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A same sex couple have been made the legal parents of two children born to a surrogate mother.
In Re JV, the children were born in the United States before the couple brought them back to the UK.
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‘Arrange family court open days’ – judiciary

‘Arrange family court open days’ – judiciary | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Working group publishes recommendations on modernisation reform in the Family Court and Family Division.
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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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Re C [2015] EWCA Civ 221

Re C [2015] EWCA Civ 221 | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The parents’ appeal from care and placement orders in relation to the 12-month-old child was dismissed.
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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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UK’s commitment to children’s rights doesn’t go far enough

UK’s commitment to children’s rights doesn’t go far enough | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In a report published Tuesday, 24 March 2015, the Joint Committee on Human Rights welcomes the progress made by the Government in recognising children’s rights in law and policy but says that more still needs to be done.
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Ashya King gets 'all-clear' but parents say they're afraid to come home - Daily Mail

Ashya King gets 'all-clear' but parents say they're afraid to come home - Daily Mail | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Ashya King’s grandmother say his parents Brett, 51, and Naghmeh, 46, are now ‘desperate’ to return to the UK, but remain in Marbella, Spain because they fear their children will being taken into care.
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Documentary: Forced Adoption In Great Britain

Documentary: Forced Adoption In Great Britain | Children In Law | Scoop.it
At just over 49 minutes, this thought-provoking documentary which aims to tackle the difficulties forced adoption raises is very much worth a watch. It is a critical look at how forced adoption wor...
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Campaign For Kids - Children At Heart

Campaign For Kids - Children At Heart | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Having just come across this wonderful initiative from Children England, which essentially offers people passionate about child welfare a space to discuss issues surrounding children's rights and t...
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What is Parental Responsibility? By Katie Kilburn

What is Parental Responsibility? By Katie Kilburn | Children In Law | Scoop.it
As most mothers or fathers will confirm, becoming a parent is a momentous event. The focus of your life changes, shifting onto this new person you have brought into the world.
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The challenges of social media by John Bolch

The challenges of social media by John Bolch | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Only a couple of days ago I wrote here about parties to family proceedings using the internet in general, and social media in particular, as a weapon in legal proceedings.
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Child hearing delayed due to mother’s incarceration

Child hearing delayed due to mother’s incarceration | Children In Law | Scoop.it
In a recently published judgment, a hearing to decide the fate of a one year-old child was suspended while the mother remained incarcerated in Singapore.
In Bold v Khew, the mother was Mongolian and the father was from Singapore.
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