ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2015 in children, families, guardianship, news, terrorism by sally

‘When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what is coming. It’s the judicial equivalent of those blurred reproductions in the press of murder victims’ graduate portraits.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court? – UK Human Rights Blog

Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils rebuked by advertising watchdog – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2015 in advertising, children, complaints, news, video games by sally

‘The UK advertising watchdog has ruled against online games Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils in a crackdown on adverts pressuring children to spend money.’

Full story

BBC News, 26th August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils rebuked by advertising watchdog – BBC News

Emily Thornberry MP – Human rights conventions: when some are more equal than others? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 24th, 2015 in appeals, benefits, bills, children, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘When a legal challenge to one of the coalition Government’s flagship welfare reforms – an overall cap of £26,000 per year on the amount any family could receive in benefits – was reviewed by the Supreme Court earlier this year, the resulting judgment left many observers scratching their heads. Had the Court declared the cap unlawful or not? The answer seemed to be a mixture of yes and no.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 24th August 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Emily Thornberry MP – Human rights conventions: when some are more equal than others? – UK Human Rights Blog

Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in children, families, family courts, Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A schoolgirl “fully radicalised” by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her family home, the high court has ruled.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home – The Guardian

Merton London Borough Council v B (Central Authority of the Republic of Latvia, intervening) – WLR Daily

Merton London Borough Council v B (Central Authority of the Republic of Latvia, intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 888; [2015] WLR (D) 365

‘Notwithstanding that concerns might be expressed in many parts of Europe about the law and practice in England and Wales in relation to non-consensual adoption where care proceedings involving foreign nationals were in contemplation, domestic law was not incompatible with the United Kingdom’s international obligations or, specifically, its obligations under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 6th August 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off on Merton London Borough Council v B (Central Authority of the Republic of Latvia, intervening) – WLR Daily

This judgment could shake up how personal injury solicitors operate – The Guardian

‘A claim brought on behalf of two children hurt in an accident has thrown doubt on the use of success fees, and on the unintended consequences of scrapping legal aid in such cases.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on This judgment could shake up how personal injury solicitors operate – The Guardian

Judge dismisses LIP’s bid to get solicitor jailed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 19th, 2015 in children, families, litigants in person, news, social services, solicitors by sally

‘A litigant in person has failed with an attempt to have a solicitor acting for his ex-partner sent to prison.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 18th August 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on Judge dismisses LIP’s bid to get solicitor jailed – Law Society’s Gazette

Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2015 in artistic works, children, internet, news by sally

‘Clear age ratings will be displayed on UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo, as the government seeks to protect children from inappropriate content online.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo – The Guardian

How Voluntary is Voluntary Accommodation? – Family Law Week

Posted August 14th, 2015 in children, housing, local government, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Leah Pitt, pupil barrister, 2 King’s Bench Walk, considers the latest developments in the use of agreements under section 20 of the Children Act 1989.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 13th August 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off on How Voluntary is Voluntary Accommodation? – Family Law Week

Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted August 13th, 2015 in appeals, children, contact orders, expert witnesses, news by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’
Full story

Family Law Week, 29th July 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off on Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Adam Stokes jailed for killing baby daughter Scarlett – BBC News

‘A father who shook his nine-week-old daughter to death has been jailed for seven years.’

Full story

BBC News, 11th August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Adam Stokes jailed for killing baby daughter Scarlett – BBC News

More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2015 in children, education, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, statistics, truancy by sally

‘Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.’

Full story

The Guardian, 12th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school – The Guardian

Rule committee bids to ease burden of costs management – Litigation Futures

Posted August 11th, 2015 in children, civil procedure rules, costs, news, reports by sally

‘Cases relating to children are to be excluded from the scope of costs management, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has decided, while there will be new provisions to encourage agreement of budgets.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 10th August 2015,

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Comments Off on Rule committee bids to ease burden of costs management – Litigation Futures

Successful judicial review of social services age assessment – Free Movement

‘R (on the application of GB by litigation friend, Francesco Jeff) v Oxfordshire County Council (age dispute- relevance of documents) IJR [2015] UKUT 429 (IAC) is an interesting and successful judicial review challenge to an age assessment. My colleague Shu Shin Luh was Counsel, instructed by Scott-Moncrieff & Associates.

Full story

Free Movement, 10th August 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Comments Off on Successful judicial review of social services age assessment – Free Movement

Costs budgeting rules to be lifted for child claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2015 in budgets, case management, children, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘Civil procedure rules are set to be changed to make cases relating to children exempt from costs management.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on Costs budgeting rules to be lifted for child claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Injuries to Infant with Bone Disorder: latest deliberations of the High Court – Family Law Week

‘Zimran Samuel, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, comments on Mr Justice Peter Jackson’s recent judgment concerning an infant with vitamin D deficiency induced rickets who had suffered multiple fractures.’

Full story

Family Law week, 30th July 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off on Injuries to Infant with Bone Disorder: latest deliberations of the High Court – Family Law Week

Judges considering fate of children as young as two amid radicalisation fears – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2015 in children, electronic monitoring, families, news, passports, terrorism by sally

‘More than 30 children – some “almost babes-in-arms” – have been made the subject of family court orders over radicalisation fears, police have revealed.’

Full story

The Guardian, 5th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Judges considering fate of children as young as two amid radicalisation fears – The Guardian

Judge tags families over fears they could take children to Islamic State areas – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2015 in child abduction, children, electronic monitoring, news, terrorism by sally

‘Adult members of two families have been ordered by a judge to be immediately fitted with electronic monitoring tags because of fears they could take children to areas controlled by Islamic State.’

Full story

The Guardian, 4th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Judge tags families over fears they could take children to Islamic State areas – The Guardian

Mothers Confined – Part 2: Time for action – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

It is plain that across the board there is a desire for change in relation to women and criminal justice. Many examples exists of wonderful, creative, worthwhile and even evidently successful projects in relation to diverting women away from custody and improving conditions for women who lose their liberty. Research related to women and criminal justice is ongoing from a range of respected and vociferous advocates such as Women’s Breakout, The Prison Reform Trust, Women in Prison and Halsbury’s Law Exchange to name but a few – many working together to effect change. There is no doubt that evidence and recommendations from each of these respected bodies – and more alongside them – will call for real change, offering genuine educated and reasonable arguments for doing so. However arguably (at least for now), the real “power” lies with the Courts, ergo it is the Courts who need to be at the vanguard of change.

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd August 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Comments Off on Mothers Confined – Part 2: Time for action – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Mothers Confined – Part 1: Over the threshold? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, families, human rights, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Research surrounding the imprisonment of women, indeed even the imprisonment of mothers, is not new. A plethora of researchers and scholars have explored the issues surrounding women and criminal justice with passion and tenacity, arguably all of whom have contributed to the evidence-laden pathway culminating in the inspirational and influential 2006 Corston Report.’

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st July 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Comments Off on Mothers Confined – Part 1: Over the threshold? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange