Father’s rights breached by mother ‘too upset’ to let him see children – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2012 in appeals, children, families, human rights, news, parental rights by tracey

“A father who was denied access to his children for three years because it upset their mother suffered a breach of his parental rights, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Supreme court strikes down Home Office’s back-door changes to immigration rules – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in families, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Just over a week since far-reaching new immigration rules took effect – which will permanently separate many British citizens or settled residents from their non-European spouses, children and ageing relatives – the home secretary has suffered a severe defeat in the supreme court. In the case of Alvi [2012] UKSC 33, handed down today, the court struck down a previous attempt by the Home Office to introduce substantive immigration requirements through the back door of policy, guidance or instructions, rather than in the body of the immigration rules themselves.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 – UK Border Agency

Posted July 16th, 2012 in families, freedom of movement, immigration, news, regulations by sally

“On 16 July 2012, the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 will change.

The amended regulations will set out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK and will also confirm the criteria for rights to permanent residence.”

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UK Border Agency, 13th July 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Justice for murdered rape victims: the DPP changes policy on rape counts left on file – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 12th, 2012 in families, murder, news, rape, victims by sally

“Last week Kier Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), announced that cases of rape linked to murder should be prosecuted rather than being left on file.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th July 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Changes to family immigration rules: the cost of love – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 11th, 2012 in families, immigration, news, sponsored immigrants by tracey

“Last night a panel discussion was held in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the recently announced rule changes on family migration to the UK from outside the EU.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th July 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

A Local Authority v DS – An invitation to judicially review the Legal Services Commission? – Family Law Week

Posted July 11th, 2012 in costs, evidence, expert witnesses, families, news by tracey

“Chris McWatters and Sharon Love, barristers, of Garden Court Chambers consider the implications of the President’s Guidance on seeking prior approval of the LSC to adduce expert evidence in family proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 10th July 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

New law for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“Families of missing people will be given greater support when a loved one goes missing with today’s announcement that the Government will introduce a certificate of presumed death – through legislation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changes to the family migration Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012 – UK Border Agency

Posted July 9th, 2012 in EC law, families, human rights, immigration, news, regulations, remuneration by sally

“A number of changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012. These changes will affect non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route.”

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UK Border Agency, 9th July 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Family visit visa appeals: changes come into effect on 9 July 2012 – UK Border Agency

Posted July 9th, 2012 in appeals, bills, families, human rights, news, race discrimination, visas by sally

“As announced by the government on 18 June 2012, the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2012 come into force today (9 July 2012). The regulations set out who qualifies for a full right of appeal against a visa refusal to visit family in the UK.”

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UK Border Agency, 9th July 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Victims’ families will be asked for views on rape charges linked to murder following Clough campaign – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 5th, 2012 in families, murder, news, rape, victims by sally

Families of victims will be consulted on whether rape charges linked to murder should be prosecuted, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC has announced in guidance to prosecutors issued today.

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th July 2012

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

New family visit visa appeal regulations – UK Border Agency

Posted June 21st, 2012 in appeals, families, immigration, news, visas by sally

“The government laid the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2012 in Parliament on 18 June 2012, which set out who qualifies for a full right of appeal against refusal of a visa to visit family in the UK.”

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UK Border Agency, 18th June 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Hillsborough disaster’s families to get access to secret documents – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2012 in disclosure, documents, families, freedom of information, news, sport by sally

“Families bereaved by the Hillsborough tragedy have learned that they will get access to secret police and government documents within three months after a long campaign for the papers to be released.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deported criminal returned to Britain to claim his ‘right to family life’ – Daily Telegraph

“A violent foreign criminal who illegally returned to Britain weeks after being deported has won the right to stay in this country because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Clashes between politicians and judges – BBC Law in Action

“Major confrontations between the courts and the government in Britain and the United States are looming. Just this week, the Home Secretary has warned British judges to take account of the views of MPs on foreign offenders who claim the right to family life. But the courts are also poised to rule on the contentious issue of assisted dying, where those who wish to end their own life are seeking new rights.”

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BBC Law in Action, 12th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Article 8 and a half – wider than thought, but will it work? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 13th, 2012 in families, housing, human rights, immigration, interpretation, news by sally

“The Home Office has released its Statement of Intent on Family Migration, which, amongst other things, makes the position a little clearer on its plans for Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, as discussed in my earlier post.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Carers of relatives in England to get legal rights – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2012 in budgets, carers, families, local government, news by sally

“Ministers are planning to grant legal rights for the first time to people in England who spend hours caring for elderly or disabled relatives.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stark choice under new immigration rules: exile or family breakup – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2012 in families, human rights, immigration, news, remuneration, visas by sally

“British citizens with foreign-born partners are to be given the choice of indefinite ‘exile’ in countries including Yemen and Syria or face the breakup of their families if they want to remain in the UK, under radical immigration changes to be announced next week, MPs have been told.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Theresa May ready for showdown with courts over foreign prisoners’ rights – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2012 in appeals, deportation, families, human rights, immigration, news, prisons, remuneration by sally

“Theresa May is heading for a renewed showdown with the courts over the rights of foreign prisoners battling to avoid deportation after signalling that she would bring in primary legislation if judges failed to implement new rules.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Using insolvency to discharge financial order obligations: the blank canvas remains – Family Law Week

Posted May 21st, 2012 in bankruptcy, debts, families, news by sally

“Byron James, Barrister, 14 Gray’s Inn Square explores the, as yet, unfettered and undefined discretion of the court to discharge a party from obligations under orders made in family proceedings following bankruptcy, following the recent Chancery Division case of Hayes v Hayes.”

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Family Law Week, 20th May 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Scrapping family visitor appeal rights will save millions – Home Office

Posted May 16th, 2012 in appeals, families, press releases, visas by tracey

“Foreign nationals refused a visa for a short visit to see family members in the UK will lose the full right to appeal the decision in the courts, saving tens of millions of pounds and freeing up tribunals to deal with more serious cases.”

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Home Office, 12th May 2012

Source: www.homeoffice,gov.uk