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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How October 1 will change your life – Daily Telegraph

‘As a number of new laws come into effect this week, we take a look at how your life will be affected.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2014

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Inheritance law changes come into force – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2014 in children, families, legislation, married persons, news, wills by tracey

‘Changes to the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will have come into force.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2014

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Prisoners’ children ‘forgotten victims’, Barnardo’s says – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in children, families, news, prisons by tracey

‘Children of prisoners are the “forgotten victims” of the justice system, Barnardo’s has said. Figures from 120 prisons suggest children make 500,000 visits to parents in prisons in England and Wales and the charity says these visits can cause them “long-lasting distress”. It says the children are in a “policy black hole”, with little government effort to monitor or identify them.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2014

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Simon Hughes: We want the best family justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 25th, 2014 in arbitration, civil justice, families, family courts, news by sally

‘The true sign of a civilised family justice system is to have more people resolve disputes outside the courts, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said today [24 September].’

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Ministry of Justice, 24th September 2014

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Spousal Maintenance: How appealing is an appeal? Appeal Cost consequences explored – Zenith Chambers

Posted September 24th, 2014 in appeals, costs, families, married persons, news by sally

‘In H v W [2014] EWHC 2846 (Fam) Eleanor King J revisited the issue of costs.’

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Zenith Chambers, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers recent judgments in private law children cases, including the President’s judgment on legal aid funding in Q v Q.’

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Family Law Week, 19th September 2014

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Care Proceedings and the European Dimension: Article 15 Transfers – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister of 15 Winckley Square, considers recent developments in respect of care proceedings involving another European state.’

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Family Law Week, 16th September 2014

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Guilty, the man who conned his brother out of £1.5m inheritance – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2014 in families, forgery, fraud, insurance, news, probate, trusts by sally

‘Peter Howes forged the signature of his brother and mother, cashed in life insurance policies and siphoned off the proceeds of the sale of the £1m family home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2014

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Compensation in Financial Remedies Cases – Parthian Shots and The Emperor’s New Clothes – Family Law Week

Posted September 1st, 2014 in compensation, divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘Joshua Viney of 1 Hare Court and Matthew Brunsdon-Tully of 1 Hare Court and St John’s Chambers examine the issue of compensation in spousal maintenance claims.’

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Family Law Week, 29th August 2014

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New legal powers for families of missing people on the horizon – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2014 in consultations, families, guardianship, missing persons, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘Campaign by Claudia Lawrence’s father Peter leads to proposals to give relatives of missing loved ones power over their financial affairs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

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What’s in store for family migrants after the Court of Appeal decision in MM? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 20th, 2014 in appeals, families, human rights, immigration, news, public interest, remuneration by tracey

‘Since 28 July the Home Office has resumed processing applications that were on hold pending the Court of Appeal decision in MM. In that case, the Court of Appeal held the minimum income threshold and associated documentary requirements set out in Appendix FM and Appendix FM-SE to the Immigration Rules to be lawful.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th August 2014

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Mothers’ names to be added to UK marriage registers in equality move – The Guardian

‘The names of couples’ mothers are to be added to marriage registers for the first time as the government addresses “another inequality in marriage” by introducing the first reforms to the system in more than 150 years, David Cameron has announced.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Baby removed from mother at birth: a look at reporting restrictions orders – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘M, who was 24-years-old, was in the late stages of her first pregnancy (X County Council v M). She suffered from persecuting delusions including a belief that mental health services were “murderers” and would murder her and her unborn child. The local authority applied to the court for permission not to disclose to M the care plan for the removal of her baby at birth. They also applied for a reporting restrictions order. The Family Division held that despite the fact that both orders sought were draconian, the orders would be granted in the circumstances of the case.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th August 2014

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Family system ‘woefully behind’ in treatment of vulnerable – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Family judges are to receive guidance on dealing more appropriately with children and other vulnerable witnesses.
The interim report of a working group set up by Sir James Munby, head of the Family Division, says the family system ‘lags woefully behind’ the criminal justice system in this regard.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th August 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Top judge authorises court to cover legal aid in challenge to government – The Guardian

‘One of the most senior judges in England and Wales has thrown down a direct challenge to the government over legal aid by suggesting courts spend money in defiance of Ministry of Justice cuts to ensure justice is done.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2014

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‘Paranoid’ husband killed wife over imaginary affair, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, families, inquests, married persons, mental health, news by sally

‘Jonathan Trenchard mistakenly thought his wife of 24 years, Derisa, was on the verge of leaving him for another man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Family loses fight to keep autistic daughter in Swansea – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2014 in autism, care homes, disabled persons, families, news by sally

‘A Swansea family has lost its bid to prevent a health board moving their autistic daughter to a specialist unit in Brighton.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2014

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End of the line for mediation? – New Law Journal

Posted August 1st, 2014 in budgets, dispute resolution, families, legal services, news by sally

‘Family mediation services are in decline & in need of urgent reform, says Graham Lyons.’

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New Law Journal, 31st July 2014

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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Lim (An infant) v Walia – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2014 in appeals, bereavement, families, insurance, law reports, wills by sally

Lim (An infant) v Walia [2014] EWCA Civ 1076; [2014] WLR (D) 339

‘Where the deceased had a contingent right, immediately before her death subject to proof, to have the benefit under a joint life policy brought forward because of a terminal illness, but her death brought that right to an end, there was no interest of any value to be treated as part of her estate under section 9(1) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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