Judge defends media blackout over death of Poppi Worthington – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in children, families, homicide, media, news, police, reporting restrictions, sexual offences by sally

‘A high court judge has justified a controversial media blackout around the death of a baby in Cumbria by saying possible criminal proceedings could be prejudiced by any reporting of the case.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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‘People think that’s what Asians are doing’, says man banned from approaching girls – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2014 in children, injunctions, news, sexual grooming, social services by sally

‘A High Court judge bans a group of men from approaching any girl under 18 with whom they are not personally associated after a vulnerable teenager is found in a hotel room.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2014

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Ex-police officer jailed for at least 28 years for pregnant girlfriend’s murder – The Guardian

‘An “obsessively jealous” former police officer who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2014

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Shaken baby father Luke Kerwin jailed for attack on son – BBC News

‘A father who shook his baby son so hard that the youngster was left with severe brain injuries has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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Jade Anderson inquest: Coroner calls for dog licences – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2014 in children, coroners, dogs, homicide, inquests, licensing, negligence, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A coroner has criticised dangerous dog laws and called for dog licences to be reintroduced after a 14-year-old girl was savaged to death.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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Separated families and bedroom tax – NearlyLegal

Posted October 24th, 2014 in benefits, children, families, housing, human rights, news by sally

‘This was the Liberty backed judicial review of the bedroom tax regulations on the basis that the regulations amounted to an article 8 breach, or an article 14 breach read with article 8, or that the regulations were irrational. At issue was the status of separated families where there was shared care.’

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NearlyLegal, 23rd October 2014

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Regina (Alladin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Wadhwa and others) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in appeals, children, human rights, immigration, law reports by sally

Regina (Alladin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Wadhwa and others) v Same [2014] EWCA Civ 1334; [2014] WLR (D) 435

‘Where an applicant applied to the Secretary of State only for definite leave to remain, pursuant to section 3(1)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971, but made no request for indefinite leave to remain, and provided no material in support of the application specifically directed at an application for indefinite leave to remain, or which pointed to any disadvantage associated with the grant of discretionary leave to remain as opposed to indefinite leave to remain, the Secretary of State had no positive duty to consider what might support the granting of indefinite leave to remain.’

WLR Daily, 16th October 2014

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Building a super-prison for children is a terrible idea – The Guardian

‘he Ministry of Justice’s bizarre plan includes a regime of physical punishment and restraint that would be a recipe for child abuse.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2014

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Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers” – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A Local Authority and M (By his litigation friend via the Official Solicitor) v E and A (Respondents) [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014). And now the Court of Protection has published a ruling by Baker J that a a supporter of the discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield embarked on an odyssey of intrusive remedies and responses to her son’s disorder, fabricating claims of damage from immunisation, earning her membership of what science journalist Brian Deer calls the class of “Wakefield mothers.” ‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th October 2014

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Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail – The Guardian

‘Chris Grayling is to defy an appeal court judgement and order that staff should be able to use force to restrain teenage inmates for “the purposes of good order and discipline” at his proposed £85m privately run “super-child jail.” The proposed rule for the justice secretary’s 320-place “secure college” comes despite a court of appeal ruling in 2008 which banned the use of force after it was linked to the deaths and injury of several children in custody, including the death of a 14-year-old Gareth Myatt.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2014

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Mother Mary Kidson ‘plied daughter with unnecessary medication’ – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2014 in children, grievous bodily harm, medicines, news, poisoning by sally

‘A mother poisoned her daughter by plying her with a cocktail of drugs obtained by touring the clinics of multiple doctors until she was prescribed the medication she had decided the teenager needed, a court heard today.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2014

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Jackson rules on causing psychological harm by intentional statement – Litigation Futures

Posted October 14th, 2014 in appeals, children, injunctions, judges, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has joined two other Court of Appeal judges in ruling that publication of a book detailing a father’s sexual abuse at school could amount to deliberately causing psychological harm to his son under the principles set out in an “obscure tort”.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th October 2014

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Transgendered Parents and Private Law Children Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted October 10th, 2014 in children, contact orders, families, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister of 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, considers issues arising in private law children proceedings when one parent undergoes gender reassignment.’

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Family Law Week, 7th October 2014

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E v B – WLR Daily

E v B (Case C-436/13) ECLI:EU:C:2014:2246; [2014] WLR (D) 405

‘Jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility which had been prorogued, under article 12(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility (OJ 2003 L338, p 1), in favour of a court of a member state before which proceedings had been brought by mutual agreement by the holders of parental responsibility ceased following a final judgment in those proceedings

WLR Daily, 1st October 2014

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Boy taken off life support after judge rules there is no hope of a ‘miracle’ dies – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2014 in children, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The family of the 17-month-old are ‘devastated’ after his life-support machine was switched off against their wishes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2014

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during September.’

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Family Law Week, 5th October 2014

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European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us? – The Independent

‘As the Tories attempt to dilute the treaty’s authority in the UK, James Cusick takes a look at the difference it has made.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Woman has sentence increased for sexual activity with 14-year-old boy – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in appeals, children, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy after a drunken night out has been jailed by leading judges who overturned her “unduly lenient” non-custodial sentence.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2014

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New rights for victims of crime – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Victims will have the right to tell the court how they have been affected by a crime as part of a major set of reforms announced by the Justice Secretary. They will also receive better information and support with the introduction of a nationwide Victims’ Information Service, making it easier for victims by establishing a single source of information and help.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th September 2014

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Boy should be taken off life-support, rules judge – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2014 in children, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2014

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