Law Pod UK Ep. 9: Measuring clinical effectiveness for specialist drugs – 1COR

Posted August 18th, 2017 in children, medicines, news, podcasts by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses with David Hart QC a recent challenge to the refusal by the NHS to fund a specialist drug for a child suffering from a metabolic condition.’

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Law Pod UK, 17th August 2017

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Ellie Butler’s parents appear at inquest hearing via video from prisons – The Guardian

‘The parents of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler have appeared via video link from their respective prisons at an inquest hearing into the death of their daughter, and interrupted the proceedings several times.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2017

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Best Interests and Transfers of Proceedings under Article 15 Brussels II Revised in a Public Law Context – Where are we now? – Family Law Week

Posted August 10th, 2017 in children, custody, EC law, news, Supreme Court, transfer of proceedings, treaties by tracey

‘Maria Wright, PhD Student at the University of Bristol, addresses how courts must now approach Article 15 transfers of public law proceedings in the light of CJEU and Supreme Court judgments.’

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Family Law Week, 9th August 2017

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Surgeon had no consent for boy’s genital op – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2017 in children, consent, doctors, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A decorated military surgeon operated on a 12-year-old boy’s genitals without the consent of his parents.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in autism, children, judicial review, medicines, news by sally

‘The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 8: Approaches to radicalisation, the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and child protection in terrorism related cases – 1COR

‘Rosalind English talks to Marina Wheeler QC about how the civil courts are approaching radicalisation, the practical problems of introducing the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and the role of the family courts in protecting children under the “Prevent” strategy.’

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Law Pod UK, 8th August 2017

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Judge warns of ‘blood on our hands’ if suicidal girl is forced out of secure care – The Guardian

‘The nation will have “blood on its hands” if an NHS hospital bed cannot be found within days for a teenage girl who is at acute risk of taking her own life, according to the UK’s most senior family judge.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2017

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County council apologises for breach of court order in child protection case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in care orders, children, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘Gloucestershire County Council has issued an unreserved apology after it was found to have breached a court order in a child protection case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd August 2017

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Independent investigation launched into alleged ‘failings’ by British Canoeing amid child grooming accusations – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in assault, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘An independent investigation has been launched into alleged “failings” by British Canoeing amid child grooming and sexual assault accusations against a senior coach.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2017

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Government threatened with new court action for ‘failing to act’ on harsh impact of immigration rules on children – The Independent

‘Campaigners have threatened a fresh court challenge after accusing the Government of failing to act on the Supreme Court’s ruling that harsh immigration rules unfairly punish children.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2017

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Mother wins court battle to change child’s ‘tainted’ middle name – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in appeals, change of name, children, family courts, legal aid, names, news by sally

‘A mother who no longer liked her child’s middle name has won the right to have it removed in a legal challenge costing thousands of pounds in legal aid.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2017

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Optometrist who failed to spot brain condition wins appeal against conviction over boy’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in appeals, children, duty of care, health, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during a routine eye test of an eight-year-old boy who later died has won an appeal against her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Council apologises over unlawful removal of child from mother – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2017 in care orders, children, local government, news, social services by tracey

‘Gloucestershire county council has apologised after it unlawfully removed a young child from its mother and placed it in foster care without giving the mother or father any notice of its intention to do so.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Charlie Gard: the wider implications – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Whilst L&RUK has been following the recent Charlie Gard case, we have not reported on the developments; the issues are beyond our remit and the medical aspects are outside our expertise. Nevertheless, the circumstances surrounding the case have raised a number of wider, more general issues, and these are considered in the following discussion.’

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Law & Religion UK, 28th July 2017

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Judge writes to teenager to explain why he can’t live with his father – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, custody, judges, news by tracey

‘Judge writes to teenager to explain why he can’t live with his father.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2017

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Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2 – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mum who suffocated her two-year-old daughter after sending the toddler’s father “one last picture” of her has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

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Authorities ‘missed opportunities’ to stop two teenage brothers from Brighton joining al-Qaeda in Syria – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, domestic violence, Islam, news, social services, terrorism by tracey

‘Authorities failed to stop the radicalisation of two teenage boys who were killed while fighting for al-Qaeda in Syria despite monitoring them for years, an investigation has found.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2017

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Family court delay risking lives, says charity – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2017 in children, delay, domestic violence, family courts, news by tracey

‘Domestic violence campaigners say they are very concerned plans to protect children from violent parents during custody battles have been delayed. Changes to family court guidelines were announced in January, but still have not been signed off by the government.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

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The end of a chapter – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 26th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘“A lot of things have been said, particularly in recent days, by those who know almost nothing about this case but who feel entitled to express opinions. Many opinions have been expressed based on feelings rather than facts.”

So said Francis J, when dealing with an unusual application by Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) asking for an order, rather than a declaration, that Charlie Gard should be allowed to slip away quietly. The involvement of the White House, the Vatican, the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome and Dr. Hirano and the associated medical centre in the USA in this story demonstrates the fact that a mere declaration carries too much ambiguity to allow the hospital staff to do what the courts have approved.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th July 2017

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Hull baby ashes inquiry: 57 parents not given ashes back – BBC News

‘Up to 57 families were not given the ashes of babies who were cremated, an investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2017

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