Birmingham pub bombings: Families call for government funding for legal fees – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2016 in explosives, families, inquests, legal aid, news, victims by sally

‘Relatives of the Birmingham pub bombings victims have said they cannot understand why they are having to fight to get funding for their legal fees.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2016

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Parents fear transgender children will be taken away after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in care orders, custody, families, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Parents of transgender children fear their ex-partners will sue them for custody of their children after the high court ruled that a seven-year-old child who identified as transgender should be removed from the care of their mother.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2016

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Is There A Human Right To Cryogenically Freeze Your Body? – RightsInfo

‘The mother of a dying girl has been given the right to cryogenically freeze her daughter’s body after her death, in the hope that she will one day be resurrected and cured. What are the human rights implications?’

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RightsInfo, 18th November 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Families’ legal fees were £63.6m – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in costs, families, health & safety, inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Legal costs for the families at the inquests into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims totalled £63.6m.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2016

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Family: financial needs on divorce – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 31st, 2016 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘In June the Family Justice Council published Guidance on ‘Financial Needs’ on Divorce. It has been disseminated among judges and is essential reading for all practitioners undertaking financial remedy work.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st October 2016

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Families of Birmingham pub bomb victims granted legal aid – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2016 in families, inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

‘Some of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims’ families have had a legal aid request granted, days before inquest proceedings are due to begin.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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Time, distance & suitability – Nearly Legal

Posted October 10th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, families, housing, local government, news by sally

‘Tower Hamlets owed Ms B, and her four children then aged 10, 8, 3 and 2, the full housing duty. She had moved to the borough to stay at a refuge in September 2013, following long term domestic violence, and the children had begun school in the borough in October 2013. One of the children had a diagnosis of severe ADHD.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th October 2016

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How the 96 were finally given justice – Legal Voice

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Hillsborough inquest took two years and a million pages of evidence. Two of the lawyers involved explain that, despite the scale of the task, they were determined to put the deceased and their families at the heart of the case.’

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Legal Voice, 22nd September 2016

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Woman tried to do son out of £10m inheritance by ‘taking advantage’ of husband’s Alzheimer’s, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in families, harassment, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘A farmer’s wife “took advantage” of her husband’s Alzheimer’s in a bid to do their son out of his promised £10 million inheritance, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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Countess of Caledon ordered to pay legal costs over ‘ill-founded’ claims life coach ‘poisoned’ daughter’s mind – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, costs, disclosure, families, harassment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A senior judge has said that claims by a countess that a personal development coach “poisoned” her daughter’s mind against her family are “ill-founded”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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Jazzie Watson jailed for life for killing younger brother – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2016 in families, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 20-year-old man who stabbed his younger half-brother to death during an argument over how the teenager was speaking to their mother has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2016

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Courts must prepare for significant increases in care cases, says top judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 24th, 2016 in care orders, children, families, family courts, news, pilot schemes, statistics by sally

‘The family courts must plan on the basis that there will continue to be significant increases in care cases, the President of the Family Division has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd August 2016

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Trans women are being forced to get divorced just to claim their pension – The Independent

‘Where an individual is recognised by the state in her passport and driving licence as a woman, why should she be required to end her marriage just to claim the pension that is rightfully hers?’

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The Independent, 11th August 2016

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Troubled Families report ‘suppressed’ – BBC News

‘An unfavourable evaluation of the government’s flagship policy response to the 2011 riots has been suppressed, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2016

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Anger over legal aid bill for Ellie Butler’s parents – The Guardian

‘The grandfather of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler has condemned the legal aid granted to her killer father, amid reports the taxpayer picked up a bill of more than £1.5m for his legal expenses.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2016

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Shipping magnate’s son loses libel action against father of woman he was accused of raping – The Independent

‘A shipping magnate’s son who said he endured a five-week “public rubbishing” because of the actions of the father of a woman who accused him of rape has lost his High Court libel action.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2016

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ParentPlan: A Suggested New Solution? – Park Square Barristers

‘There appears to be a comparatively new suggested solution to the continued problems of Private Law proceedings and Christopher Ferguson , member of Park Square Barrister’s renowned family team, is seeking to canvass the views of anyone who has had experience of it. It is called ParentPlan (with no gap between the Parent and the Plan) and comes with the phrase “Keeping Parents Connected.” Details of it were in the Spring edition of the legal magazine Family Affairs, in an article written by one of its designers.’

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Park Square Barristers, 21st July 2016

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Criminal injuries compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The courts have tackled the issue of compensation for criminal injuries inflicted before birth.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th July 2016

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Chief coroner calls for legal aid provision in state-involved inquests – The Guardian

‘Legal aid should be provided for families at inquests in which the government pays for lawyers to represent police officers or other state employees, the chief coroner has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Government accused of scrapping pledge to end child detention in prison-style immigration removal centres – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in children, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Government has been accused of quietly ditching its policy of ending child detention in prison-style immigration centres after it announced the closure of new flagship accommodation for families being removed from the UK.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2016

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