Out-of-wedlock children struggle to prove their identity in immigration – EIN Blog

Posted July 27th, 2022 in birth certificates, children, DNA, families, immigration, Jamaica, news by sally

‘Identity of one’s self is important in almost every aspect of one’s life. And this is also the case when it comes to trying to prove your identity in the legal sphere, namely, immigration. This pursuit of identity has been problematic for those children born out of wedlock in countries such as Jamaica, where giving birth to a child out of wedlock still attracts scorn and ostracism and subsequently struggle to prove their paternity for immigration purposes.’

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EIN Blog, 25th July 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Domestic abusers barred from cross-examining victims in family and civil courts – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims of domestic abuse can be spared from being cross-examined by their alleged attackers in family and civil courts under measures coming into force today (21 July 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st July 2022

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Re S: A short lesson on jurisdiction in international children cases post-Brexit – Family Law

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in brexit, children, families, family courts, jurisdiction, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has very recently handed down his decision in this matter of Re: S (A Child) (Jurisdiction) [2022] EWHC 1720 (Fam), in which we acted for the successful applicant mother. Whilst the facts of the case are unique, the judgment serves as a helpful reminder of the jurisdictional framework of international children cases following our departure from the European Union.’

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Family Law, 21st July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

No-Fault Divorce: A Step Forward for the LGBTQ Community – Family Law

‘The introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 on 6 April 2022, bringing in the long-awaited “no-fault divorce”, is considered to be one of the most significant reforms of family law in many years. Although not widely commented on, it also potentially signifies an important step for the LGBTQ community.’

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Family Law, 21st July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Retired farmer jailed for at least 18 years for murdering wife in 1982 – The Guardian

‘An 89-year-old retired pig farmer who tried to blame the serial killer Fred West for the disappearance of his wife in 1982 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a septic tank.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act can be “read down” to accord with Convention family rights – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This poignant case tells a sad story, but an instructive one in terms of human rights and the ability of courts to interpret statutes in accordance with these rights under Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th July 2022

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Law Commission unveils plans for reforms to “confusing, out-of-date and restrictive” weddings law – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 20th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has set out its recommendations to reform weddings law, proposing a fairer system that it says will give couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Law Commission Marriage Review – timeline – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The final report of the Law Commission on how and where people can marry in England and Wales was published on 19 July 2022. The Commission was asked by government to conduct a review of marriage in December 2014, and we have followed the progress of the initiative in a series of posts, links to which are reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 18th July 2022

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Your sand in marriage: plans to relax wedding rules in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘Couples could soon marry on a cruise, in their kitchen or during a day out at the beach under proposals to tear up current restrictions on where weddings can be held.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022

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Financial Remedy Update, July 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted July 18th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Stephanie Hawthorn and Abigail Pearse, associates, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 14th July 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Parents seek legal action over school joining academy chain – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2022 in families, injunctions, judicial review, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘Parents at an academy school which has hit the headlines over its culture of “fear and favouritism” are seeking legal action over plans for it to join a multi-academy trust.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents lose fight to keep son, 12, on life support – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have lost their battle for his life support treatment to continue.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2022

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New Guidance on Private Life and Relationships with Partner – EIN Blog

Posted July 15th, 2022 in children, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘At the end of June 2022 two new guidances were issued. The newly emerged guidance on private life which came into force on 20th June 2022 and a new policy guidance on relationships with a partner relating to Appendix relationships with partner.’

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EIN Blog, 15th July 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Forced adoptions: Call for government apology to mothers – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2022 in adoption, children, families, human rights, inquiries, news, select committees, women by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of unmarried women who were forced to give up their babies for adoption should receive a government apology, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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Domestic abuse & the family courts – New Law Journal

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘In the first of a two-part series, Cris McCurley examines key changes to the treatment of domestic abuse victims & their children within the family justice system.’

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New Law Journal, 8th July 2022

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Home Office grants baby stranded in Jamaica leave to come to UK – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, families, government departments, immigration, Jamaica, news, visas by tracey

‘A British resident stranded in Jamaica with her baby, who was told by the Home Office the boy could not come to the UK because he had an “established life” on the Caribbean island, has now been told by the Home Office that she can bring him, after the Guardian exposed the family’s plight.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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A guide to protecting non-matrimonial assets in divorce – Family Law

‘A key consideration in any divorce is how to divide your assets. Assets which are acquired or built up during the marriage (matrimonial or marital assets) are generally divided equally. But what if you came into the marriage with significant premarital wealth or received a substantial inheritance before or after your separation? You may feel that it is unfair for these assets to be divided at all, and you may want to protect them in the event of a divorce.’

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Family Law, 6th July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Government launches new mediation scheme to help thousands more families avoid costly legal battles – Family Law

‘An extra £5.4 million in funding will help even more families to resolve disputes away from court, such as contact arrangements for children.’

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Family Law, 7th July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Parents of brain-damaged 12-year-old boy set for latest stage of legal battle – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, doctors, families, family courts, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered brain damage three months ago are preparing for the latest stage of a life-support treatment battle. Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee are hoping a High Court judge will rule that doctors should keep providing treatment to their son Archie Battersbee, after reviewing evidence.’

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The Independent, 11th July 2022

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Local authority wins appeal over costs order made in private family law proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, costs, families, family courts, local government, news, third parties by sally

‘A judge allowed an “impermissible device” designed to provide a public source of funding for the parties’ legal costs in private family law proceedings, the Family Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk