Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in advertising, news, parental responsibility, school children by sally

‘An advertisement for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for “irresponsibly” encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

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Boy fed nine litres of goat milk a day cannot stay with his mother, court rules – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2014 in care orders, children, food, mental health, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘A boy who was fed nine litres of goat’s milk a day for six months will not be allowed to live with his mother, a senior family court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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The Termination of Parental Responsibility: Awaiting the Court of Appeal’s Judgment in the Appeal of CW v SG [2013] EWHC 854 (Fam) – Family Law Week

Posted March 5th, 2014 in appeals, children, family courts, news, parental responsibility by sally

‘Esther Lieu, barrister of Queen Square Chambers in Bristol, explores the circumstances in which parental responsibility may be terminated and considers the effect of s.4(2A) in anticipation of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the appeal from CW v SG.’

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Family Law Week, 4th March 2014

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When Best Interests Collide: A Protected Party, Protected Party’s Children and the Court of Protection – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Phillimore, barrister of St John’s Chambers, Bristol, and Daniela Nickols, associate solicitor with Mowbray Woodwards, analyse the recent case of X,Y, and Z [2014] EWHC 87 (COP) in which the Court of Protection considered the interplay between the best interests of a protected party and that party’s children.’

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Family Law Week, 5th February 2014

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Children: Private Law Update (December 2013) – Family Law Week

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, children, domestic violence, education, names, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers a wide range of children private law issues which have recently come before the courts.’

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Family Law Week, 18th December 2013

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W v Neath Port Talbot – Courts, Local Authorities and a Mexican Stand-off – Family Law Week

“Andrew Pack, care lawyer with Brighton and Hove City Council, considers the options for local authorities in the wake of the Court of Appeal’s landmark judgment in W (A Child) v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1227.”

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Family Law Week, 17th November 2013

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“Normal concerned parent” or “distinctly troublesome”? – Education Law Blog

“T v Hall Schools of Wimbledon LLP [2013] EWHC 2728 (QB) concerned a breach of contract claim against an independent school, but various observations about what amounts to unacceptable behaviour by parents are likely to be of general interest and may well be applicable more widely.”

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Education Law Blog, 4th October 2013

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Court of Appeal laments systemic failures in family justice – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 10th, 2013 in appeals, children, divorce, family courts, news, parental responsibility, residence orders by tracey

“Re A (a child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1104. Appellate judges are obliged to review systemic failings in the family justice system as a whole, not just the merits of the trial judge’s determination, particularly where the process has deprived the parties of their rights to procedural fairness under Articles 6 and 8. Whilst this particular appeal was not ‘a fitting vehicle to enable a root and branch appraisal of the procedural history of this protracted case’, McFarlane LJ has taken the opportunity to give full voice to the ‘profound feeling of failure’ felt by Court on the part of the Family Justice system.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th September 2013

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Changes to Child Maintenance – Family Law Week

Posted September 4th, 2013 in child support, financial provision, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Anna Heenan, Solicitor at Gregg Latchams LLP explains the latest changes to the child support regime.”

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Family Law Week, 3rd September 2013

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A conventional approach – New Law Journal

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in children, international law, news, parental responsibility, treaties by sally

“David Williams QC provides an introduction to the 1996 Hague Convention.”

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New Law Journal, 22nd August 2013

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Father’s rights severely curtailed; James Hargen comments on PM v MB – Sovereign Chambers

Posted August 6th, 2013 in appeals, contact orders, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

“On 31st July the Court of Appeal delivered a reserved judgement in the case of PM –v- MB & anr [2013] EWCA Civ 969, in which the Father of the child concerned sought to appeal a County Court decision refusing him parental responsibility, allowing indirect email contact only, and, section 91(14) CA ’89, prohibiting any further application by him without leave for a period of two years.”

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Sovereign Chambers, 5th August 2013

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Coroner blames professor for teenager’s drug death at party – Daily Telegraph

“A coroner has blamed a lecturer and his wife for the ‘tragic and preventable death’ of a 15-year-old girl who took an ecstasy overdose at their home during an unsupervised party.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2013

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Sperm donor ordered to pay maintenance for child after judge rules he is the father – The Independent

“A professional man registered as a sperm donor on a website and advertised his willingness to participate in a ‘breeding party, ie a male-dominated orgy designed to get a woman pregnant’, a High Court judge said today.”

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The Independent, 26th Juyl 2013

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Children: Private Law update (May 2013) – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers three important recent judgments in Children private law proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 19th June 2013

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Making your child go to school: teenager’s chaotic lifestyle and parent’s inability to control not a defence to prosecution – Education Law Blog

Posted May 13th, 2013 in interpretation, news, parental responsibility, school children by tracey

“As all education lawyers know, the parent of a child who fails to attend school regularly commits a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £1000 (section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996). If the parent knows her child is failing to attend school and fails to cause her to do so, the ‘aggravated’ form of the offence (section 444(1A)) is committed which is punishable by a fine of up to £2500 and/or up to 3 months’ imprisonment. One of the statutory defences to both charges is that the child was prevented from attending ‘by reason of sickness or any unavoidable cause’ (section 444(2A)). It is a defence to the aggravated charge to prove reasonable justification for the failure to cause the child to attend (section 444(1B)).”

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Education Law Blog, 10th May 2013

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Court terminates father’s parental responsibility – Family Law Week

“In the first reported judgment on the issue since 1995, Mr Justice Baker has terminated the parental responsibility of a father who had been imprisoned for sexual abuse of his own child’s half-sisters.”

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Family Law Week, 14th April 2013

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Ex-councillor fails to suppress story about being drunk in supermarket in charge of daughter – The Independent

“A Labour councillor fined £100 after admitting being drunk in a supermarket while in charge of her two-year-old daughter has lost a High Court anonymity fight.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2013

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Before the Flood? The 1996 Hague Convention in the English Courts – Family Law Week

Posted March 28th, 2013 in child abduction, EC law, news, parental responsibility, treaties by tracey

“Duncan Ranton, Solicitor and Consultant with Bishop & Sewell LLP, considers the impact of the 1996 Hague Convention and the first judgment in the English courts to consider the treaty.”

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Family Law week, 27th March 2013

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Internet porn: Automatic block rejected – BBC News

“Ministers have rejected plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2012

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Nottinghamshire County Council v Suffolk County Council – WLR Daily

Nottinghamshire County Council v Suffolk County Council: [2012] EWCA Civ 1640; [2012] WLR (D) 376

“The local authority responsible for providing financial and other support for a child under the Children Act 1989 was any authority which looked after the child or, if the child was not a looked after child, the local authority in whose area the child was living.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2012

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