Shaken Baby Syndrome – legal developments – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in children, families, forensic science, murder, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This note is intended to set out how medical opinion in relation to and the Court’s approach to “shaken baby syndrome” have developed.’

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Six Pump Court, 22nd March 2018

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‘Child spies’ must have an appropriate adult present at meetings – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, informers, news, police by sally

‘Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Businessman’s £3.5m estate challenged by infants – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2018 in children, news, wills by sally

‘Solicitors have again warned on the importance of updating wills after a man’s estate was challenged by his young children – in an unusual case surrounding reasonable provision for infants.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2018

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UK ‘Refusing Asylum To More Ex-Child Slaves Despite Safety Fears’ – Rights Info

Posted August 16th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, young persons by sally

‘Many teenage survivors of modern slavery are being sent back to nations where they have no relatives and are again at risk of being targeted by traffickers, according to new data.’

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Rights Info, 15th August 2018

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Upper Tribunal finds Equality Act exclusion discriminates against autistic children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2018 in autism, children, disability discrimination, education, equality, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has held that regulations under the Equality Act 2010 excluding children who have a ‘tendency to physical abuse’ from its protection give rise to unlawful discrimination under Article 14 ECHR.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2018

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Council and police ordered to pay £52k to claimant over housing of sex offender – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 9th, 2018 in children, housing, local government, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Leicester City Council and the Chief Constable of Leicestershire have been ordered by the High Court to pay in all £52,000 to a claimant JW after a level 3 sex offender was housed near to the children’s home in which he lived.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2018

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Paediatricians as Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales: Standards, competencies and expectations – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 9th, 2018 in children, doctors, expert witnesses, family courts, Uncategorized by tracey

‘Produced by the Family Justice Council and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this guide directs the reader to discipline-specific information with regards to paediatricians as expert witnesses. It is intended to be used by all stakeholders as a companion document to the generic expert witness standards set out in Part 25 of the Family Procedure Rules.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th August 2018

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Depriving children of their liberty: Resources and Reform – Family Law Week

Posted August 8th, 2018 in children, deprivation of liberty safeguards, news by tracey

‘Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester, considers the use of the court’s inherent jurisdiction in some deprivation of children’s liberty cases and calls for urgent reform.’

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Family Law Week, 7th August 2018

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Kellogg’s ‘disappointed’ by TV ad ban for ‘healthier’ granola product – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2018 in advertising, children, food, media, news by tracey

‘Kellogg’s said it was disappointed by a ruling that banned its TV advert to appear between children’s programmes, despite it being for a “healthier” product. Ads for food giants KFC and Kellogg’s have been banned for promoting junk food to children, one outside a school and the other during a television cartoon programme.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

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UK human rights panel to investigate police use of child spies – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2018 in children, intelligence services, news, police, select committees, spying by sally

‘Parliament’s joint committee on human rights has been asked to investigate the use of child spies by the police and security services, after peers discovered powers covering the practice hidden in obscure secondary legislation.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2018

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County council right not to treat man as asylum seeker: High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in asylum, children, human rights, local government, news by tracey

‘Kent County Council was right not to treat a man as an asylum seeker when he had made fresh representations on his case but the government had yet to decide on these, the High Court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd August 2018

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Children Private law update Summer 2018 – Family Law Week

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in children, habeas corpus, news, parental responsibility, residence orders by tracey

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

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Family Law Week, 26th July 2018

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Home Office misled court about treatment of child refugees from Calais, judges find – The Guardian

‘The government “materially misled” the high court about its treatment of child refugees who applied for safe passage to the UK from Calais, giving incomplete evidence that was “a serious breach of the duty of candour and cooperation”, the court of appeal ruled on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

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Crackdown on divorcing parents who ‘alienate’ children from former partners – Family Law

Posted July 31st, 2018 in children, families, news, residence orders by sally

‘Parents could have access to their children restricted if they try to turn them against their child’s other parent, under a trial process about to be rolled out by Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.’

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Family Law, 30th July 2018

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A Judge Has Ruled A Mother Shouldn’t Know About Her Child’s Cancer – Rights Info

Posted July 26th, 2018 in cancer, children, health, medical treatment, news, parental rights, privacy by sally

‘A mother will not be told her teenage child is being treated for a rare form of cancer, in an important ruling about privacy by a High Court judge.’

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Rights Info, 25th July 2018

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Drone Bill may ban children from owning larger aircraft – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in aircraft, bills, children, consultations, disqualification, news by sally

‘Children could be banned from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb) under a new proposal from the Department for Transport.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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Travelling abroad with children after separation – is permission needed? – Family Law

Posted July 25th, 2018 in child abduction, children, consent, divorce, holidays, news by tracey

‘Getting away on holiday with children is hard enough; following separation, there may be an additional complication and it will need early attention.’

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Family Law, 24th July 2018

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Speech by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division: Because it is the right thing to do – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 25th, 2018 in children, cross-examination, family courts, speeches, witnesses by tracey

‘Speech by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division: Because it is the right thing to do.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th July 2018

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DNA tests on asylum seekers dubious in law, Home Office admits – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2018 in asylum, children, DNA, families, news by tracey

‘Asylum seekers who were subjected to DNA swabs to prove their origins may be able to sue the government after the Home Office admitted the lawful basis for taking those samples was “dubious”.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2018

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Council “had lawful basis” for accommodating children under s.20 CA: Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 19th, 2018 in appeals, care orders, children, local government, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A London borough had a lawful basis for continuing to accommodate children under s.20 of the Children Act 1989, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th July 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk