Re D-S (Contact with Children in Care: Covid-19) – Family Law Week

‘This was a successful appeal against a decision of HHJ Lea to refuse a mother’s application for direct contact to her children (who were being cared for by the Local Authority) as the lockdown restrictions eased. Appeal allowed.’

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Family Law Week, 13th August 2020

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Motorbiker jailed over crash that left boy, 9, without leg – BBC News

‘A motorcyclist who hit a nine-year-old boy causing him to lose part of his leg has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2020

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Roberts Case Summary – No. 5 Chambers

‘The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren Roberts) v Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (1), Ministry of Defence (2) and Allegemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GMBH (3) [2020] EWHC 994 (QB) to be determined by the High Court and the second in less than twelve months.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 18th May 2020

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Tate Modern balcony push: Teen admits attempted murder – BBC News

‘A teenager said he threw a boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London because he wanted to be on the TV news.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Parents guilty of amputee baby’s life-changing injuries – BBC News

‘The parents of a six-week-old baby boy have been found guilty of causing him near-fatal injuries which resulted in the amputation of both his legs.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2018

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‘Monster’ who beat baby is given 17-year term – BBC News

‘A “monster” father who pretended to dote on his four-month-old daughter but broke her neck and damaged her spine has been given a 17-year term.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2014

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Ex-police officer jailed for at least 28 years for pregnant girlfriend’s murder – The Guardian

‘An “obsessively jealous” former police officer who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2014

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Shaken baby father Luke Kerwin jailed for attack on son – BBC News

‘A father who shook his baby son so hard that the youngster was left with severe brain injuries has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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Review into death of boy pinpoints decision of magistrates to refuse EPO – Local Government Lawyer

‘A “very unusual” Magistrates’ Court decision to refuse the grant of an emergency protection order (EPO) for a baby boy disempowered agencies, a serious case review into his death has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Swimming in the Pool: relevant factors to satisfy the threshold criteria after the Supreme Court’s judgment in J (Children) – Family Law Week

“Ben Boucher-Giles of Fountain Chambers considers the Supreme Court’s judgment in J (Children) and considers how it fits into the wider picture of findings as they relate to threshold.”

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Family Law Week, 25th February 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.com

In re J (Children) (Care Proceedings: Threshold Criteria) – WLR Daily

In re J (Children) (Care Proceedings: Threshold Criteria) [2013] UKSC 9; [2013] WLR (D) 74

“A real possibility that a parent had harmed a child in the past was not, by itself, sufficient to establish that some other child that he or she now had care of was ‘likely to suffer significant harm’ within the meaning of section 31(2)(a) of the Children Act 1989 so as to meet the threshold for initiating care proceedings in respect of that other child.”

WLR Daily, 20th February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Now in force: the offence of “causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child or vulnerable adult” – Zenith Chambers

“As of the 2nd July 2012 the offence of ‘causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child or vulnerable adult’ came into force.”

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Zenith Chambers, 16th July 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk