Research Briefing: Financial support for family and friends carers (kinship carers) – House of Commons Library

Posted October 15th, 2021 in carers, families, fostering, local government, news, parliament, remuneration by tracey

‘This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers what help is available for grandparents and other family and friends carers (also known as kinship carers) looking after children where their parents are not in a position to do so.’

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House of Commons Library , 7th October 2021

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Language Matters: time to reframe our national vocabulary for family breakdown – Family Law

Posted October 15th, 2021 in children, divorce, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘As a society we have made huge progress, for example, in removing gender-biased and racist language from everyday speech. We do this because we recognise that using biased language can reinforce biased thinking. But there remain areas in which the power of language to influence thought and behaviour has not yet been properly appreciated. This article concerns the use of the language of aggression and conflict in the context of family breakdown and argues that it is time for change.’

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Family Law, 14th October 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Less is more: my practical advice after almost forty years of practising – Family Law Week

Posted October 15th, 2021 in barristers, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘Gabrielle Jan Posner, Barrister and Recorder, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford, passes on some hard-earned tips.’

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Family Law Week, 12th October 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in employment, equality, families, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the President of the Family Division: Supporting Families in Conflict – There is a better way – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘An Address by Sir Andrew McFarlane to the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2021.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 11th October 2021

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Financial Remedy Update, October 2021 – Family Law Week

‘Stephanie Hawthorn, associate, and Robert Jackson, trainee solicitor, at Mills & Reeve LLP, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2021.’

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Family Law Week, 8th October 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Court dismisses 28 separate divorce petitions with identical wording – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 13th, 2021 in divorce, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘A family court judge has dismissed 28 divorce petitions from the same company after a finding that particulars of behaviour were “absolutely identical” to each other.

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Calls for employment law change as parents routinely forced to use holiday leave to look after sick children – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2021 in children, employment, families, holidays, news, sick leave by tracey

‘Parents are being forced to use holiday leave to look after their children when they get sick, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regulations and guidance issued on support councils must give domestic abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has published new regulations and guidance setting out the level of support councils are required to provide to domestic abuse victims who need to escape home.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

If my child is British, can I stay in the UK? – EIN Blog

Posted October 4th, 2021 in children, families, immigration, news, parental responsibility, visas by tracey

‘If you are a foreign national with a British child and have made the decision to move to the UK, it is vital that you understand the immigration options available to you. Under the UK’s immigration rules, the principal visa route for foreign nationals who want to join their family members is outlined in detail in Appendix FM (FM stands for “family members”). This popular immigration route is intended for anyone who wishes to come to the UK on the basis of their family life with a British national or a person who has settled permanently in the UK. In this article, we will explain how a foreign national with a British child can stay in the UK by applying through the family member (FM) route.’

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EIN Blog, 1st October 2021

Source: www.ein.org.uk

A v A [2021] – The Final Piece of the Puzzle for Family Arbitration – Family Law

Posted October 4th, 2021 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘FLiP has been a strong supporter of family arbitration as a means of resolving disputes away from the courts since family arbitration was introduced into England & Wales in February 2012. In fact, it was at FLiP that one of the first family arbitrations under the new scheme took place and, as a firm, we offer three qualified family arbitrators.

The uptake and breadth of appeal of family arbitration has turned a real corner in the past 16 or so months. The decision of A v A (Arbitration: Guidance) [2021] EWHC 1889 (Fam), published in July 2021, has clarified how family arbitration works within the family court system; it should give those considering using family arbitration full confidence in the process as a cogent alternative to litigation.’

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Family Law, 1st October 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Pret allergy death: Parents welcome Natasha’s allergy law – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2021 in allergies, bereavement, families, food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a UK law in her name.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government faces legal challenge from pupil with SEN over “unfair” use of PCR testing in schools – Local Government Lawyer

‘The parents of a 15-year-old pupil with special educational needs and disabilities have instructed lawyers to challenge the lawfulness of government guidance to schools on Covid-19 testing, arguing that it should be urgently revised to enable pupils with disabilities to take less intrusive saliva tests.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th September 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Woman with Down’s loses abortion law fight – BBC News

‘A woman with Down’s syndrome has lost her High Court challenge over a law that allows abortion up to birth for a foetus with the condition.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in civil case against suspect – BBC News

‘The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a “resolution” in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family’s spokesman has said.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The online divorce and financial remedy service: How far have we come? And how far can we go? – Family Law

‘From 13 September 2021 it will be mandatory for any divorce petition being issued by a solicitor in England and Wales to be issued via the HMCTS online portal. Paper applications will no longer be permitted. The HMCTS online divorce and financial remedy portal has come a long way since its launch in May 2018 and this is yet another important development for the provision of digital solutions in divorce and financial remedy case.’

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Family Law, 17th September 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

BBC sued for set builder’s death in claim over asbestos – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2021 in asbestos, BBC, bereavement, cancer, damages, families, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by tracey

‘The BBC is being sued over the death of a set builder who contracted asbestos-related cancer while working on high-profile dramas including Doctor Who. Richard Evans’s widow, Valerie, is seeking damages from the corporation after it admitted in the high court that it had exposed him to asbestos during his 23 years making and painting sets.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘My whole world was falling apart’: Father of teenager prosecuted for neo-Nazi terror offences speaks of shock – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2021 in children, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Steve* and his 16-year-old son Tom* were about to fly out of the UK to a family funeral when they heard their names being read out over the public address system at Bristol Airport. They had arrived early to have some food and leave plenty of time before their flight, just two days after receiving news of a loved one’s death. “They just said, ‘Would you please go to gate number one’, which wasn’t our gate,” Steve tells The Independent. “We went there and there were police officers, and they explained they were doing a Schedule 7 port stop under the Terrorism Act.” The power is used at UK borders to stop people entering or leaving the country, and “determine whether they are involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge rules Little Mix concert promoter discriminated against group of deaf mothers at 2017 concert – The Independent

‘A judge has ruled that a concert promoter for Little Mix discriminated against a group of deaf mothers in 2017.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gleision: Call for inquest into mining disaster 10 years on – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2021 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘The families of four miners who died in a south Wales colliery disaster 10 years ago are calling for an inquest.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk