Dea-John Reid killing: I got no justice at trial, says mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a black teenager fatally stabbed by a white boy says if the roles were reversed her son “would have gone down for murder”.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Mum, stepdad and teen sentenced – BBC News

‘A mother, stepfather and a teenager have been given life sentences for murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi and dumping his body in a river.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2022

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Delayed public inquiry into UK’s Covid-19 response opens – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2022 in bereavement, coronavirus, delay, families, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘The delayed public inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched after Boris Johnson accepted calls to widen the terms of reference to consider its unequal impact on minority-ethnic people, on children and on mental health.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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Councils pledge not to ignore families’ warnings about vulnerable children – The Guardian

‘Council officials have pledged to give more weight to warnings from wider family members about vulnerable children after the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, after alarms raised by relatives were disregarded before their deaths.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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National Deprivation of Liberty Court handling applications covering children to be launched next month – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2022 in children, deprivation of liberty safeguards, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has confirmed the launch of a National DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty) court on 4 July 2022 that will deal with applications seeking authorisation to deprive children of their liberty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2022

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‘Honour killings? It should be called the devil’s work’: Bekhal Mahmod on the murder of her sister – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in domestic violence, families, forced marriages, murder, news by sally

‘After Banaz Mahmod was killed by her father, uncle and three other men in 2006, it was her sister’s testimony that helped bring them to justice. Before the release of her memoir she tells of her rage at what happened and why she is still living in hiding.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

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Domestic abuse and defamation – Transparency Project

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in defamation, domestic violence, families, news by sally

‘This is a post about a defamation trial where one party (the claimant – C) is claiming the other party (the defendant – D) has caused his reputation serious harm by making statements that allege domestic abuse by C against D. Far removed from the recent Depp-Heard trial in the US, this case is being heard in London and the parties are not celebrities: C is described as a businessman and D is a school teacher.’

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Transparency Project, 22nd June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Family of boy ruled dead seeks appeal – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a coma said she has told him they face “the biggest battle of our lives” as they seek to appeal against a ruling his life support treatment should stop.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Financial Remedy Update, June 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted June 17th, 2022 in children, divorce, domestic violence, families, family courts, fees, news by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Principle Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP considers the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 13th June 2022

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Thames Valley Police apologises over man’s heroin death in cell – BBC News

‘A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died in custody after taking heroin in his cell.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2022

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Paddy Power ad ban for gambling taking priority – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, families, gambling, news by sally

‘An advert for betting firm Paddy Power has been banned for encouraging repetitive gambling, by showing it taking priority over family.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee treatment should stop, judge rules – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Treatment for a brain-damaged boy in a coma should stop, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2022

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COVID-19 and return-to-work refusers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Adele Shortman analyses the first significant COVID dismissal case to be heard in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th June 2022

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Judge to deliver ruling on future of boy in life-support treatment fight – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on the future of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment dispute after suffering brain damage.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2022

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Questions over use of ‘psychological experts’ in parental alienation cases – The Guardian

‘Mothers are having their children taken away by court-appointed “psychological experts” who are unregulated and do not have the necessary qualifications, the Association of Clinical Psychologists UK has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2022

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Supreme Court to rule next week on appellate courts, proportionality assessments and care orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (15 June) hand down its ruling on whether, when an appellate court reviews a first instance decision concerning the proportionality of orders made under the courts’ obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, it is necessary for the appellate court to undertake its own proportionality assessment of that decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th June 2022

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Barring orders – strengthened guidance on section 91(14) to stop repeated applications – Transparency Project

‘Parents who live under the shadow of constant threats by ex-partners of being taken back to court, with repeated applications about their children, will now get more protection from this happening.“Barring orders” is the name commonly given to orders the Family Court can make to stop future unnecessary applications being made, where it appears it’s likely a party is going to try to keep returning to court in a way that will harass and disturb the other party.’

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Transparency Project, 7th June 2022

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Jade’s Law: Family ask MPs to curb killers’ parental rights – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, murder, news, parental rights by sally

‘The family of a woman murdered by her estranged husband aim to curb perpetrators’ parental rights by lobbying MPs in Westminster later.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2022

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A deliberate act needs options to choose between. – Nearly Legal

Posted June 6th, 2022 in families, housing, interpretation, local government, news by tracey

‘Milton Laines Roman (R OAO) v London Borough of Southwark (2022) EWHC 1232 (Admin). This was a judicial review of LB Southwark’s refusal to place the claimant in Band 1 of its Allocation Scheme, on the basis that the claimant’s current overcrowding in a private tenancy was a ‘deliberate act’. It is something of a sequel to Flores in 2020 (our note here), raising further issues with LB Southwark’s policy on overcrowding priority and ‘deliberate acts’.’

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Nearly Legal, 5th June 2022

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