New powers for relatives of missing people – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A new law will allow relatives of missing people to take charge of their family member’s property and financial affairs, such as suspending direct debit payments for mobile phone and utility bills, and making mortgage payments, the Ministry of Justice announced today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd March 2015

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Met Police handling of boy’s royal wedding day death investigated – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2015 in children, corruption, missing persons, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Met Police’s handling of a child’s disappearance on the way home from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 is to be investigated.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Alice Gross – joint statement from the CPS and the Metropolitan Police – Crown Prosecution Service

‘At the end of the investigation into the disappearance and death of Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) submitted a report to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). That report proposed that Arnis Zalkalns was responsible for her abduction and murder.’

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Corwn Prosecution Service, 27th January 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Home Office agrees to fund search for Ben Needham – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in child abduction, children, Greece, missing persons, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has agreed to fund a team of British detectives to help search for toddler Ben Needham who went missing in Greece more than 20 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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Family of Ben Needham to sue Home Office for funding of police operation – The Guardian

‘Ben Needham’s family is preparing to take the home secretary to court in an attempt to secure funding for British police to pursue suspects who might be linked to the toddler’s disappearance 23 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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Gerry McCann attacks ‘disgraceful’ Sunday Times after £55k libel payout – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in compensation, defamation, media, missing persons, news by tracey

‘Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine, has accused the Sunday Times of behaving “disgracefully”, after winning a libel payout from the newspaper in a case he believes proves how little the industry has changed following the phone-hacking scandal. McCann and his wife Kate were handed £55,000 in libel damages from the Murdoch-owned paper over a front page story which alleged that the couple had deliberately hindered the search for their daughter, who went missing in Portugal seven years ago.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2014

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Missing people law changes – Ministry of Justice

‘Families of missing people will have new rights following law changes taking effect from today, 1 October 2014.’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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