Murder victims’ families treated awfully in court warns Louise Casey – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2011 in bereavement, families, murder, news, victims by sally

“The families of murder victims receive worse treatment from the courts than the rich and wealthy who want to protect their privacy and they need a statutory ‘victims’ law’ to protect their rights.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2011

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Human rights law to be reviewed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2011 in deportation, families, human rights, news by sally

“The Home Office is to review a central plank of human rights law in an admission that it is causing serious damage to Britain’s border controls.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2011

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Judge blocks families’ Iraq compensation bid – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2011 in armed forces, compensation, families, human rights, negligence, news by sally

“A high court judge has blocked attempts by families of soldiers killed in Iraq to seek compensation from the government under human rights legislation.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2011

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Kenneth Clarke backs judge over Milly Dowler murder trial – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2011 in cross-examination, families, murder, news, trials, victims by sally

“Kenneth Clarke has said he recognises the ‘appalling’ treatment of Milly Dowler’s family at her killer’s trial.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2011

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Anger at £70,000 payout to cleared Damilola Taylor suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2011 in compensation, families, news, wrongful arrest by tracey

“The family of the murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor have criticised as ‘insulting’ a £70,000 payout to two youths who were tried but cleared of the killing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2011

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Prisoner granted right to father child from jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2011 in families, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“A prisoner has been allowed to father a child from behind bars via artificial insemination because of European laws that guarantee him the right to a ‘family life’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2011

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How a specialist court is helping families riven by addiction – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2011 in alcoholism, care orders, drug abuse, families, news by sally

“The family drug and alcohol court is making a difference in breaking the intergenerational cycle of self-destructive behaviour.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2011

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Regina v Qureshi – WLR Daily

Regina v Qureshi [2011] WLR (D)  161

“A landlord of a residential occupier could not be convicted of an offence of harassment, contrary to section 1(3A) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, on the basis of vicarious liability.”

WLR Daily, 17th May 2011

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Judge demands review of damaging divorce laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2011 in children, cohabitation, divorce, families, judges, news by sally

“Outdated family laws have fuelled an ‘alarming’ rise in marital breakdown, causing ‘profound’ damage to millions of children, a High Court judge has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2011

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Overseas relatives of British families to lose visit visa appeal rights – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in appeals, families, news, visas by sally

“Ministers are to scrap the right of appeal for more than 80,000 relatives of British families who are refused visas to visit them each year, according to a leaked Home Office policy paper seen by the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2011

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Sharif v Camden London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted May 6th, 2011 in families, homelessness, housing, law reports, local government by sally

Sharif v Camden London Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 463; [2011] WLR (D) 148

“A local housing authority’s duty under section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996 to secure that accommodation was available for occupation by a homeless applicant was not discharged by providing two self-contained flats with no shared communal living areas, one for occupation by the applicant and her sister and the other for occupation by her father, because such accommodation was not available for occupation by the applicant together with any other persons who normally resided with her as members of her family within the meaning of section 176 of the 1996 Act.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 2011

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Separation mediation plan ‘rushed and flawed’ – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2011 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

“Last week the government’s independent Justice Review Panel published its interim report on the family justice system in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

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Daughter cut out of mother’s will for naming her child badly – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 1st, 2011 in charities, families, news, wills by sally

“Melita Jackson, who died in 2004 at the age of 70, left her estate of £486,000 to animal charities, making no provision for Heather Ilott, her only child. Three of the country’s most senior judges said Mrs Ilott, 50, should receive a share of the will, in a decision which could lead to more people challenging relatives’ bequests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2011

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Family lawyers face up to challenges ahead – Law Society’s Gazette

“Family law is facing an unprecedented year of change, with practitioners under intense pressure to be innovative if they want to maintain the viability of their practices. Some family law departments are already downsizing, or are being closed, as experienced practitioners move firms or set up their own niche practices. However, others are embracing change and are among their firms’ top teams in terms of fee income and profitability.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk