Coroner seeks answers over hospital treatment of teen who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in children, hospitals, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner is writing to the health secretary over the case of a troubled 17-year-old who took his own life after discharging himself from hospital at the weekend without being seen by specialists in mental health in children and young people.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Stephen Ward jailed for killing baby son Jordan – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him and causing “catastrophic injuries” has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Part 25 Applications – The theory and the practice – Family Law Week

‘Marie Crawford, barrister, Becket Chambers considers the disconnection between theory and practice in making applications to adduce expert evidence.’

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Family Law Week, 21st April 2016

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You’ve lost that loving Ealing (Sorry) – Nearly Legal

‘Ealing’s allocation policy has already had lawfulness problems, compounded by Ealing’s unlawful refusal to do anything about that unlawfulness. But this judicial review of the policy was on a different basis and confirms a whole fresh ground of unlawfulness.’

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Nearly Legal, 27th April 2016

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Government defeated again in Lords over child refugees – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated again in the House of Lords over calls to take in child refugees from Europe.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Judge to decide treatment of two-year-old disabled boy who ‘no longer giggles’ – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2016 in children, disabled persons, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Specialists have told a High Court judge that their treatment of a “profoundly neurologically disabled” two-year-old boy who they say no longer giggles when tickled and is “largely unresponsive” should be limited to palliative care.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2016

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Revenge pornography victims as young as 11, investigation finds – BBC News

‘Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Infants in Arms – Do babies pay their way? – 4 KBW

Posted April 26th, 2016 in airlines, children, competition, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘In two recent decisions, the County Court at Liverpool has held that infants carried in the arms of another passenger were not themselves fare-paying passengers, but had in fact travelled for free. As a consequence, the infants were not eligible for the fixed compensation available to fare-paying passengers under the Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 (“the Regulation”).’

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4 KBW, 22nd April 2016

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Government avoids defeat over lone child refugees call – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2016 in amendments, bills, children, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘MPs have voted against an attempt to force the government to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees into the UK from Europe.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Asylum and immigration court fees set to rise by over 500% – The Guardian

‘Asylum and immigration tribunal fees are set to increase by more than 500% in order to help pay off the Ministry of Justice’s funding deficit.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Home Office ‘shamefully’ used new refugee law to deport 700 secretly – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2016 in asylum, children, deportation, families, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘The Home Office has been accused of “shameful” behaviour for using the agreement that allows vulnerable children to seek asylum in the United Kingdom to secretly deport more than 700 people.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2016

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Boy aged eight among known potential victims of forced marriage in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in children, forced marriages, Islam, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A boy as young as eight is among scores of children feared by judges to be at risk of forced marriage as official figures reveal police are struggling to bring cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Ben Butler murder trial: Ellie ‘killed after conviction quashed’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2016 in child abuse, children, murder, trials by sally

‘A “hot-tempered” father accused of killing his six-year-old daughter had a conviction for assaulting her as a baby quashed, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2016

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Muslim man loses high court bid to have sons circumcised – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2016 in children, Islam, news, parental rights by sally

‘A devout Muslim has failed to persuade a high court judge to rule that his sons should be circumcised.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

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Senior childcare lawyer warns of pressures from “remorseless” rise in cases – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 19th, 2016 in care orders, children, local government, news, social services by sally

‘A significant rise in public law children cases is putting more pressure on social workers and child care lawyers, all of whom are experiencing significant budgetary cutbacks, a senior local authority lawyer has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th April 2016

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Council wins battle over mother’s bid to name twins ‘Cyanide’ and ‘Preacher’ – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority has won a Court of Appeal battle with a mother over her desire to name her twin children ‘Cyanide’ and ‘Preacher’.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th April 2016

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Jailed mother Lesley Dunford sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing second child – The Independent

‘A mother already in prison for killing her daughter has been sentenced to a further 13 years after pleading guilty to killing her baby son.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2016

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No child transfer to the EU under Article 15 BIIR without a best interests analysis of its effects on the child – Family Law Week

‘Roger McCarthy QC and Mark Twomey, barrister, of Coram Chambers address the central point of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re N (Children) [2016] UKSC 15.’

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Family Law Week, 13th April 2016

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Supreme Court hands down key ruling on welfare of foreign national children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2016 in appeals, children, EC law, immigration, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal brought by a Children’s Guardian in a case concerning whether the courts of England or Hungary should have jurisdiction to determine proceedings concerning the future welfare of two young girls.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th April 2016

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Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Conception – The Rights of the Father – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The law on recovery for damages in wrongful birth and wrongful conception cases has been settled for some time; since the cases of McFarlane v Tayside Board of Health [2000] 2 AC 59, Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University Hospital NHS Trust [2001] EWCA Civ 530 and Rees v Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust [2002] EWCA Civ 88 there has been little, if any, disruption to the status quo. It is clear however that there do remain some unanswered questions regarding the limits of recovery in this area; one such query arose in the more recent case of Whitehead v Searle [2008] EWCA Civ 285, where the rights of a father in these actions was considered.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th April 2016

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