In re G (A Child) (Non-relative Carer: application for leave for residence order; application for joinder to proceedings) – WLR Daily

Posted April 10th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, carers, children, law reports, residence orders by sally

In re G (A Child) (Non-relative Carer: application for leave for residence order; application for joinder to proceedings) [2014] EWCA 432; [2014] WLR (D) 159

‘Where, in adoption proceedings, an unrelated carer sought leave to be joined and to apply for a residence order, care was required in looking to the questions of: locus under the various potentially applicable statutory provisions; whether, and if so how, to have regard to a “change in circumstances”; and whether the child’s welfare was to be regarded as paramount.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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Carer disguised herself as 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer to steal £22,000 from pensioner – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, carers, elderly, fraud, identity fraud, news, theft by tracey

‘A carer tried to disguise herself as an 81-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer in a bid to steal £22,000 from a pensioner’s bank account.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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From “Shaken Baby Syndrome” to “Non-Accidental Head Injury” – The Continuing Research and the Law – Family Law Week

‘David Bedingfield of 4 Paper Buildings charts the recent history of scientific research into serious non-accidental head injuries suffered by babies and the response of the family and criminal courts in England and Wales.’

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Family Law week, 11th March 2014

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Upper Tribunal on bedrooms – NearlyLegal

Posted January 27th, 2014 in appeals, benefits, carers, housing, interpretation, local government, news, tribunals by sally

‘There has been some excited talk about an Upper Tribunal decision on a Local Housing Allowance appeal which apparently offered a definition of ‘bedroom’. Obviously, as an Upper Tribunal decision, this would be binding on First Tier Tribunals, even though addressing LHA rather than the bedroom tax.’

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NearlyLegal, 26th January 2014

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Ombudsman and council in standoff over £60,000-plus payment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 17th, 2014 in carers, compensation, complaints, delay, local government, married persons, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Local Government Ombudsman and a local authority are at loggerheads over a recommendation that the council pay out more than £60,000 to a man forced to become a full-time carer for his wife.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2014

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Christian seeks landmark ruling over Sunday shifts – Daily Telegraph

“Celestina Mba, a Christian care worker, asks the Court of Appeal to rule that she should not be forced by an employer to work on Sundays.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2013

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Vulnerable elderly ‘locked out’ of state-funded care despite reforms, study finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2013 in benefits, budgets, care homes, carers, charities, elderly, local government, news by tracey

“Hundreds of thousands of frail elderly and disabled people who need help with basic tasks such as washing and dressing will receive no assistance towards the cost of their care, despite Government reforms, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2013

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And another one… – Nearly Legal

“Another bedroom tax judicial review has just been issued.”

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Nearly Legal 30th September 2013

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Changing rooms – NearlyLegal

“The bedroom tax First Tier Tribunal decisions are coming in now. And they are intriguing. In some ways, not a surprise, in others somewhat opaque. As well as the first Fife decision, there are another four Fife decisions that I’ve now seen, and a rather frustrating one from Westminster.”

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NearlyLegal, 24th September 2013

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Council wins right to sell family assets to pay care bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in carers, costs, Court of Protection, elderly, guardianship, mental health, news by sally

“A local authority has won the right to sell off family heirlooms, including a £30,000 Lucien Pissarro painting, to pay for an elderly man’s care bills.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2013

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Spinster sisters could win legal right to be treated as married couples, Peers told – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2013 in bills, carers, civil partnerships, families, human rights, married persons, news by sally

“The introduction of same-sex marriage could finally open the way for carers and relatives such as unmarried sisters who live together to be given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has been told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2013

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‘I think I’ve killed Colin – he was getting on my nerves’: Gran who smothered terminally ill former partner escapes jail term – The Indpendent

Posted May 17th, 2013 in carers, homicide, news, suspended sentences by sally

A grandmother has been given a suspended sentence for killing her terminally ill former partner.

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The Independent, 17th May 2013

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Carers to receive legal rights under new laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 7th, 2013 in bills, carers, financial provision, news, parliament, pensions, speeches by sally

“Hundreds of thousands of people who care for elderly or disabled relations will be given new rights to state support for the first time, Norman Lamb, the Care and Support Minister, says.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2013

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Islington carer guilty of ex-partner’s manslaughter – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2013 in carers, disabled persons, domestic violence, homicide, news by sally

“A 69-year-old woman has been found guilty of killing her former partner who was terminally ill.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2013

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The Cost of Care……The position following the Tower Hamlets decision – Family Law Week

“Jacqui Thomas, barrister of 37 Park Square Chambers, Leeds, considers the implications of the recent Tower Hamlets judgment for the cost of kinship care.”

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Family Law Week, 17th March 2013

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Judge blocks ‘worrying’ attempt to take girl away from blind adoptive mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2013 in adoption, carers, disabled persons, injunctions, local government, news, social services by sally

“A council has been blocked from removing a girl from her would-be adoptive mother who had gone blind, after a judge ruled social workers were wrong to assume that her visual impairment meant she was not a suitable parent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2013

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Man gave wife overdose to have ‘peace and quiet’ – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2013 in carers, drug offences, married persons, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who acted as full-time carer to his wife for the five years of their marriage has been jailed for administering an overdose of prescription drugs to her to give himself a day of respite.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2013

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Soldier injured in Iraq grenade attack wins benefit battle – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in armed forces, benefits, carers, disabled persons, news, tribunals by sally

“An injured soldier left suicidal after being falsely accused of benefit fraud has won an appeal against a decision to cut a £70-a-month carers’ allowance for his wife.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2013

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Driver who killed pedestrian after texting escapes jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2012 in careless driving, carers, homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who killed a pedestrian after sending a text on her mobile phone has escaped jail after a judge accepted there would be no one to care for her elderly mother and 12-year-old daughter if she went to prison.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2012

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Enhancing the Role of Grandparents in the Current Legal Landscape – Family Law Week

Posted October 15th, 2012 in carers, children, families, grandparents, news, practice directions by tracey

“Julie Stather, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row suggests some ways to benefit children by strengthening the position of grandparents.”

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Family Law week, 12th October 2012

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