Man appeals against ban on replying to children – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2012 in children, contact orders, custody, news, parental rights, telecommunications by sally

“A father-of-four has criticised an ‘absurd’ court order that bans him from returning his children’s text messages or phone calls.”

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The Independent, 17th July 2012

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“Hugely important” 1996 Hague Convention anticipated to come into force on 1st August this year – Family Law Week

Posted April 4th, 2012 in contact orders, custody, families, international law, news by sally

“The Annual Report of the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales has just been published. Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of International Justice for England and Wales reports on the activities of ‘the Office’ during the period January-December 2011.”

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Family Law Week, 3rd April 2012

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The Supreme Court’s judgment in In the Matter of S (A Child) – An Analysis – Family Law Week

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, child abduction, custody, domestic violence, drug abuse, news by sally

“Jennifer Perrins of 1 King’s Bench Walk analyses the Supreme Court’s judgment in In the Matter of S (A Child).”

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Family Law Week, 19th March 2012

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International Children Law Update – March 2012 – Family Law Week

Posted March 13th, 2012 in appeals, children, custody, law reports, news by sally

“Jacqueline Renton of 4 Paper Buildings reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.”

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Family Law Week, 12th March 2012

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Shared parenting after divorce: lessons from Australia – Halsbury’s Law Exhange

Posted February 20th, 2012 in children, custody, divorce, news by sally

“The recent Government Response to the Family Justice Review has at its centre an entitlement to a legally binding presumption of shared parenting. Legislation in favour of shared parenting would represent the greatest change to the Children Act since its creation in 1989. Arguably, the proposal represents a levelling of the playing field, addressing a perceived imbalance in the treatment of parents post-separation, to others it is a legislative minefield detracting from the primary consideration – the child.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th February 2012

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Ken Clarke reveals plans to give divorced fathers more rights – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2012 in children, custody, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“Ken Clarke, the justice secretary, is to publish proposals to give stronger rights to divorced and separated fathers to see their children as part of an overhaul of the family justice system.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Grandparents must have ‘clear rights’ to see grandchildren when couples split – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2012 in children, custody, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents should be given clear rights to see their grandchildren when couples separate, ministers will say today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2012

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Family justice report author criticises plan to change divorce and custody law – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2012 in children, custody, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“Legislating to ensure that both parents in a divorce retain the right of access to their children could cause severe problems in custody cases, according to the former Whitehall official who conducted a review on family justice.”

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2012

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Fathers denied a right to see children – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2011 in children, custody, legislation, news, parental rights by michael

“The Daily Telegraph has learnt that plans to enshrine in law that a child has a ‘meaningful relationship with both parents’ are likely to be dropped.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2011

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In re E (Children)(Abduction: Custody Rights) – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2011 in child abduction, custody, human rights, law reports by sally

In re E (Children)(Abduction: Custody Rights) [2011] UKSC 27; [2011] WLR (D) 191

“The application of article 13b of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980) required that the best interests of the child concerned was a primary consideration for the court requested to return an abducted child and, consequently, there was no conflict between the Hague Convention and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and no obvious conflict with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 10th June 2011

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Please note that once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lord chief justice calls for reform of family system

Posted October 27th, 2010 in children, custody, family courts, news by sally

“The adversarial court system is not appropriate for settling parental disputes over the custody of children, the lord chief justice said today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2010

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Feuding parents could be refused legal aid unless they mediate – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2010 in custody, dispute resolution, legal aid, news by sally

“Feuding parents could be refused legal aid in custody battles unless they try mediation first, the justice minister signalled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2010

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Legal first as girl, 5, consulted in ‘tug-of-love’ court case – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2010 in child abduction, children, custody, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“A five-year-old girl involved in a ‘tug-of-love’ case has made legal history after being consulted by a court about which parent she wants to live with.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

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Boy forced to move in with father will go to foster home first – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in children, custody, fostering, news by sally

“The 12-year-old, who has always lived with his mother, will leave school this afternoon and be picked up by his foster parents. He will stay with them until the Easter holidays when he will be taken from the West Midlands to live with his father near London, whom he has not seen for four years. The enforced move was ordered by the High Court after a judge ruled that the boy, known only as Child C, would suffer ’emotional harm’ if kept from his father.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

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Couple make new attempt to win back ‘miracle’ boy – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2007 in adoption, custody, news by sally

“One of the longest child custody cases in British legal history is to return to the high court as an infertile African couple make a new attempt to recover the child they claim as their ‘miracle’ baby.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2007

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