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SB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and & Anor (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 84 (AAC)

SB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and & Anor (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 84 (AAC) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: The Upper Tribunal allowed the non-resident parent's appeal against the calculation of child maintenance in circumstances where HMRC's computerised system generated an out of date figure for his gross income.
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Family drug and alcohol courts ‘save money’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Family drug and alcohol courts ‘save money’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Specialist courts which help families struggling with drugs and alcohol save money for taxpayers, a legal organisation has reported.
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High Court judge condemns’ ‘inexcusable’ care delay - Marilyn Stowe Blog

High Court judge condemns’ ‘inexcusable’ care delay - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Care proceedings launched nearly two weeks after the birth of a baby have been called ‘inexcusably late” by a High Court judge.
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End of asking children in divorces to pick a parent | The Times

End of asking children in divorces to pick a parent | The Times | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A court form that asks children to say which of their separating parents they want to live with is being reviewed
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AB v CD [2016] EWHC 10 (Fam)

The husband’s appeal was allowed and the consent order was set aside on the basis that the wife had failed to provide full and frank disclosure.
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Collective Responsibility grows legs (and a tail…and starts biting)

Preface : Firstly, may i apologise for the metaphor salad that this post has become. A mixed metaphor is a sign of a tired blogger. It’s always been merely a matter of time before collective …
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Council plans to cut children’s centres ‘to a minimum’

Council plans to cut children’s centres ‘to a minimum’ | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Read Council plans to cut children’s centres ‘to a minimum’ and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 8, 6:29 AM

Cutting our future if we dont pay now those that are yet to come or maybe even we ourselves will pay later! Just watch, wait a while.

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In The News

In The News | Children In Law | Scoop.it
The items we feel should be right on the radar: New findings show that Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) save money Domestic violence victims ‘routinely abused’ in family court – charity Updated statutory guidance on special...
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Family drug court delivers major savings by keeping families together, finds report

Family drug court delivers major savings by keeping families together, finds report | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Study estimates that public services to be £729,000 better off over five years thanks to work of London Family Drug and Alcohol Court
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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority v ARGC Ltd [2016] EWHC 460 (QB) (04 March 2016)

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority v ARGC Ltd [2016] EWHC 460 (QB) (04 March 2016) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
ⓝⓔⓦ Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority v ARGC Ltd [2016] EWHC 460 (QB) (04 March 2016): https://t.co/IkWhloetp8
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Family Law Week: European Commission proposes EU accession to international Convention to fight violence against women

Convention will be discussed in the Council of Ministers and in the European Parliament

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A Kafkaesque child support decision - Marilyn Stowe Blog

A Kafkaesque child support decision - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Never having read any Kafka, I thought that, before I wrote this post, I should check my understanding of the term ‘Kafkaesque’, by Googling for a definition of
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Local Government Lawyer - Council defends its record on care applications after severe judicial criticism

Local Government Lawyer - Council defends its record on care applications after severe judicial criticism | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Nottingham City Council has defended itself from a High Court judge’s criticism that it is a “serial offender” in unnecessarily issuing late and urgent care applications.
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WA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : tribunal practice) [2016] UKUT 86 (AAC)

WA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : tribunal practice) [2016] UKUT 86 (AAC) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
Judgment: The non-resident parent appealed to the FTT against the level of child maintenance and won.
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Cyclist brings UK's first private prosecution for dangerous driving

Cyclist brings UK's first private prosecution for dangerous driving | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A cyclist who was nearly knocked off his bike after a sports car driver overtook him closely at speed has brought what is believed to be the UK’s first private prosecution for dangerous driving. Barrister Martin Porter brought the case after police declined to take action, Isleworth Crown Court heard on Monday. Driving instructor Aslan Kayardi didn’t just break the Highway Code rules but “shattered them” when he overtook Mr Porter, said Mr Ellis Sareen for the prosecution.
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Relinquished baby, chapter and some verses

Relinquished baby, chapter and some verses | Children In Law | Scoop.it
I just ended up doing this long summary of the various issues that arise and where to find the answers in case law, so I thought it might be helpful for more general use.  It is too bony to serve as a skeleton, but it might help people as a starting point, because the answers…
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Local Government Lawyer - Council defends its record on care applications after severe judicial criticism

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Court supplies of “whoop-ass” show no signs of running out

Court supplies of “whoop-ass” show no signs of running out | Children In Law | Scoop.it
  I noticed the other day when following some of the Brexit/Bremain debate, that we never hear about the European Wine-Lakes or Butter Mountains any more. You used to always hear that due to weird things in the Common Market, there was a huge oversupply of produce that was being added to faster than it…
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The child support claimant who feared intimidation - Marilyn Stowe Blog

The child support claimant who feared intimidation - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
It may have been a bit thin for new family law cases of late, but there have been a couple of interesting child support decisions.
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High Court to revisit fact finding hearing on child injuries - Marilyn Stowe Blog

High Court to revisit fact finding hearing on child injuries - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A High Court has ruled that a hearing into responsibility for severe injuries to a child should be reconsidered.
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In re JL and AO (Babies Relinquished for Adoption) – WLR Daily

In re  JL and AO (Babies Relinquished for Adoption) – WLR Daily | Children In Law | Scoop.it
A blog from the Inner Temple Library providing up-to-date information on new case law, changes in legislation and legal news from England and Wales.
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L (Case Management: Wasted Costs), Re [2016] EWFC B8 (04 March 2016)

L (Case Management: Wasted Costs), Re [2016] EWFC B8 (04 March 2016) | Children In Law | Scoop.it
[EWFC OJ] L (Case Management: Wasted Costs), Re [2016] EWFC B8 (04 March 2016): https://t.co/twha06T8jw
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