Guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons – Ministry of Justice

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

‘When a person goes missing, there is currently no legal mechanism for another person to manage his or her affairs during his or her absence. This can lead to the dissipation of the missing person’s assets (for example, through uncancellable Direct Debits) and the deterioration or loss of assets (for example, through lack of maintenance or failure to meet financial obligations, such as mortgage payments).’

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Ministry of Justice, 27th August 2014

Source: www.consult.justice.gov.uk

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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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Missing persons’ law coming into force – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 10th, 2014 in families, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

‘Families of missing people will be given new help to cope with the complex legal and financial issues they face.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Police find body in Thames in search for barrister – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2013 in barristers, missing persons, news by michael

“It is thought Gianni Sonvico, 23, may have fallen into the Thames near the Tower Hill area of London, at around 11pm on Friday 25 October. He has not been seen since.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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More help for families of missing people – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 20th, 2013 in families, guardianship, missing persons, news, press releases by sally

“Families will be given extra help to cope when a loved one goes missing under new plans announced by Justice Minister Helen Grant.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Legal powers plan for families of missing people – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2013 in consultations, families, guardianship, missing persons, news by sally

“The families of missing people will get more power to handle legal and money problems after the disappearance, under government proposals.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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New laws for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“New laws will give relatives of missing people help to deal with their loved ones’ affairs.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Police overhaul of missing persons cases ‘could put children at risk’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2013 in care homes, children, missing persons, news, police by tracey

“An overhaul of how police deal with missing people could put vulnerable children
at risk of being groomed and sexually exploited, the NSPCC has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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IPCC investigating police call handlers following death of man – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in complaints, disabled persons, mental health, missing persons, news, police by sally

“An investigation has been launched into the behaviour of five police call handlers following the death of a man with mental health problems.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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New law for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“Families of missing people will be given greater support when a loved one goes missing with today’s announcement that the Government will introduce a certificate of presumed death – through legislation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Law on declaring missing people dead to be simplified – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2012 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by tracey

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announces on Friday that is it backing legislation making presumption of death certificates available far earlier in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Law on missing people should be simplified, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in fraud, insurance, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“‘Byzantine’ laws in England and Wales determining the affairs of those who go missing are so bewildering that they should be replaced with a simplified presumption of death act, a report by MPs proposes.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Missing British boy’s family given new hope with DNA victory – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in data protection, DNA, human tissue, medical records, missing persons, news by tracey

“The family of a British toddler who went missing 20 years ago have won a High Court battle to have his DNA released in a new attempt to trace him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Ministers to decide on ‘missing’ people law change – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2011 in missing persons, mortgages, news, select committees by sally

“Ministers will decide by next April whether to change the law on missing people in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Former Manics star Richey Edwards’ sister at inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in inquiries, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders, suicide by sally

“The sister of Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards is due to give evidence to the UK’s first parliamentary inquiry into missing people.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Madeleine McCann case to receive help from Met – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2011 in children, missing persons, news, police by tracey

“Scotland Yard has been ordered to review the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, after the child’s mother appealed to the prime minister for help. The Guardian understands that shortly after Kate McCann published an open letter in the Sun newspaper asking David Cameron to step in, Downing Street contacted the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Parliamentary law review for relatives of missing – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in guardianship, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has asked MPs for more legal rights for families of missing people.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Dyfed-Powys Police acted correctly before girl’s murder – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2010 in inquiries, missing persons, murder, news, police by sally

“Police acted correctly when searching for a missing girl later murdered by her father, an inquiry has found.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2010

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New law sought to assist families of missing people – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2009 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“… a private member’s bill being debated by MPs tomorrow would allow relatives to apply to the high court for a declaration that someone is missing and presumed dead before seven years has expired, making it easier to deal with issues like the dissolution of a marriage and the disposal of property and insurance claims.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Body-in-suitcase murder inquiry is abandoned – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2008 in inquests, missing persons, news by sally

“No criminal charges will be brought over the death of a disabled man whose decomposed remains were found in a suitcase, it emerged yesterday”

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The Independent, 16th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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