A home without a household – Nearly Legal

Posted May 20th, 2015 in benefits, children, housing, news, residence orders by sally

‘In MR v North Tyneside Council and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Housing and council tax benefits : other) [2015] UKUT 34 (AAC) [Our report], we saw the Upper Tribunal accept the DWP argument on the position of ‘shared care’ families for bedroom tax purposes. In short, the child’s only ‘home’ was with the person receiving child benefit. It may yet turn out to be significant that that decision was not the result of an argued hearing, only the DWP turning up.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th May 2015

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The Court of Appeal and the Birth Family: Making Certain Justice is Seen to be Done – Family Law Week

Posted May 7th, 2015 in adoption, appeals, guardianship, news, parental rights, residence orders by sally

‘David Bedingfield, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers two recent Court of Appeal judgments which had cause to consider the significance of a child’s family ties.’

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Family Law Week, 6th May 2015

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Father wins custody battle with children’s grandparents to return them to Australia – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in children, grandparents, news, residence orders by sally

‘An Aboriginal father has defeated his children’s grandparents in his legal fight to return the infants to his native Australia after their mother died in the UK.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2015

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Council wins appeal in lead case on bedroom tax and shared residence of child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 10th, 2015 in appeals, housing, local government, news, residence orders, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has upheld a local authority’s appeal in the lead case on the application of the “bedroom tax” to the shared residence of a child.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th February 2015

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Children: Private Law Update (January 2015) – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 28th January 2015

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Removal of subsidy for spare room not unlawful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 31st, 2014 in benefits, children, housing, human rights, judicial review, news, residence orders by sally

‘Whether you call it the “spare room subsidy” or the “bedroom tax”, the removal of this type of housing benefit has been nothing short of controversial. There have been several previous legal challenges to the Regulations, as well as to the benefit cap introduced as part of the same package of welfare changes. The outcome of these cases was not promising for these claimants, in particular the decision of the Court of Appeal in R (MA) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 13. Another important case is R (SG (previously JS)) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 156.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th October 2014

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Ordinary Residence: Can the ‘Shah test’ survive after Re A and the Cornwall Council case? – Family Law Week

Posted August 12th, 2014 in appeals, children, mental health, news, residence orders, Supreme Court by sally

‘Jennifer Perrins, barrister of 1 King’s Bench Walk, and Amy Rowe, associate solicitor with Bindmans LLP, consider whether the test of ordinary residence is distinctive from that of habitual residence.’

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Family Law Week, 12th August 2014

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Revisiting Habitual Residence – The Court of Appeal Decision in Re H – Family Law Week

‘Deirdre Fottrell, Barrister of One Garden Court, considers the parameters of habitual residence and jurisdiction in the light of Re H (Jurisdiction) [2014] EWCA Civ 1101.’

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Family Law Week, 6th August 2014

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In re H (Children) (Custody Rights: Jurisdiction) – WLR Daily

In re H (Children) (Custody Rights: Jurisdiction) [2014] EWCA Civ 1101;  [2014] WLR (D)  343

‘There was no longer a “rule” that where two parents had parental responsibility for a child neither could unilaterally change the child’s habitual residence. The correct approach was a factual inquiry tailored to the circumstances of an individual case. Where the issue related to removal of children to a country outside the EU, jurisdiction to determine an application for their return remained with the courts of England and Wales.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2014

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The Hershman Levy Memorial Lecture 2014 – Speech by The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane

‘Speech by The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane: The Hershman Levy Memorial Lecture 2014 – Association of Lawyers for Children.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 26th June 2014

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The Child Arrangements Programme 2014: The Key Provisions – Family Law week

‘Louise McCallum, barrister at Zenith Chambers, Leeds, looks at the new Child Arrangements Programme that came into force on 22 April 2014.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd April 2014

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In re G (A Child) (Non-relative Carer: application for leave for residence order; application for joinder to proceedings) – WLR Daily

Posted April 10th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, carers, children, law reports, residence orders by sally

In re G (A Child) (Non-relative Carer: application for leave for residence order; application for joinder to proceedings) [2014] EWCA 432; [2014] WLR (D) 159

‘Where, in adoption proceedings, an unrelated carer sought leave to be joined and to apply for a residence order, care was required in looking to the questions of: locus under the various potentially applicable statutory provisions; whether, and if so how, to have regard to a “change in circumstances”; and whether the child’s welfare was to be regarded as paramount.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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Changes in the law on Habitual Residence – No. 5 Chambers

Posted April 8th, 2014 in children, domicile, news, residence orders, Supreme Court by sally

‘Over the last 12 months there have been substantial developments in the law on habitual residence following judgments handed down from the Supreme Court, most notably in the cases of Re A (Children: Habitual Residence) [2013] UKSC 60, and the recent decision of LC (children) [2014] UKSC 1, handed down in early January. This article will focus on the changes brought about by these two decisions.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 25th March 2014

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Mother’s permissive parenting harmed sons, court rules in custody battle – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2014 in news, parental rights, residence orders by sally

‘A woman has lost custody of her two sons after a judge said she had “significantly failed” the children through permissive parenting, accepting the argument that she acted “more like a friend than a parent” to the two boys.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2014

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Geraldine Morris looks at the changes ahead for family law & predicts some new developments – New Law Journal

‘Lawyers may not always think of themselves as business people; family lawyers in particular are often very client focused, looking to achieve the best outcome for parties who are going through what will often be one of the worst periods of their lives. It can be hard, when weighed down with a busy caseload, to peak above the parapet and take time to reflect on how family law is changing. All businesses change over time, some faster than others. Change within the family law justice system has accelerated at an incredible pace in the last few years and 2014 will be no exception.’

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New Law Journal, 22nd January 2014

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Habitual Residence – the state of mind of the child – the Supreme Court advances the ‘increasing recognition of children as people with a part to play in their own lives, rather than as passive recipients of their parents’ decision.’ – Sovereign Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in appeals, children, news, residence orders, Supreme Court by sally

‘In relation to an adolescent child, is the state of mind of the child relevant to whether or not habitual residence has been acquired in the place where the child is living?’

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Sovereign Chambers, 20th January 2014

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In re LC (Children)(Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

In re LC (Children)(Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening) [2014] UKSC 1; [2014] WLR (D) 11

‘In determining whether an adolescent child had achieved a sufficient degree of integration into a social and family environment in a country in which she was living, so as to be habitually resident there, a relevant factor was her state of mind during that residence.’

WLR Daily, 15th January 2014

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In the matter of LC (Children); In the matter of LC (Children) (No 2) – Supreme Court

Posted January 17th, 2014 in child abduction, children, EC law, families, law reports, residence orders by sally

In the matter of LC (Children)In the matter of LC (Children) (No 2) [2014] UKSC 1

Supreme Court, 15th January 2014

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In the matter of A (Children) [2013] UKSC 60 – An Analysis – Family Law Week

Posted September 19th, 2013 in appeals, jurisdiction, news, residence orders, Supreme Court by sally

“Alex Verdan QC, Jacqueline Renton and Michael Gration, all of 4 Paper Buildings, consider the significance and impact of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment in A (Children), in which they represented interveners Children and Families Across Borders.”

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Family Law Week, 18th September 2013

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In the matter of A (Children) (AP) – Supreme Court

Posted September 17th, 2013 in appeals, children, jurisdiction, law reports, residence orders, Supreme Court by sally

In the matter of A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60 | UKSC 2013/0106 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th September 2013

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