Enhancing the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents – Family Law Week

Posted June 14th, 2018 in contact orders, families, grandparents, human rights, news by tracey

‘Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton advances the case for reform of the law relating to the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents.’

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Family Law Week, 8th June 2018

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Call for ‘rights for grandparents’ law – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2018 in children, families, grandparents, legislation, news by sally

‘MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2018

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Ellie Butler’s grandfather says he wants justice to prevail at inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in child abuse, grandparents, homicide, inquests, news, social services by sally

‘The grandfather of Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, says that he hopes the inquest into her death will allow him to finally lay his beloved granddaughter to rest.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Woman jailed for manslaughter after ‘gross neglect’ of her 91-year-old grandmother – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2017 in elderly, families, grandparents, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for three years for the manslaughter of her 91-year-old grandmother, who had been in need of “urgent medical attention”.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2017

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Chris Ferguson discusses; Proportionality and Integrity – Park Square Barristers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in care orders, children, fostering, grandparents, news, placement orders, proportionality by sally

‘Not long ago I represented a pair of maternal grandparents in a case in Teesside. They had been closely involved with the family over a period of years, although the mother of the two girls at the heart of the case had moved away (not far) during recent times. The mother had various problems and the father barely featured in the proceedings. A few years back the grandparents had actually taken the older girl under their wing for a while (prior to the birth of her sister) and the girls’ older brother was living with them full time under a court order.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th October 2017

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Council agrees £10k-plus payout after grandmother left without respite – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London borough has agreed to pay out more than £10,000 after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into how a grandmother was left without respite for two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2017

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Willpower & determination – New Law Journal

‘Paola Fudakowska & Henrietta Mason provide a wills & probate update.’

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New Law Journal, 19th May 2017

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Child locked locked in bedroom by grandparents is taken into care – Daily Telegraph

‘A child was taken away from her grandparents and put into foster care after they locked her in her room overnight.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2017

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UK woman allowed to use dead daughter’s eggs in US – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, assisted reproduction, consent, grandparents, news by sally

‘A woman wanting to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is being allowed to export them to the US for treatment.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2016

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Anger over legal aid bill for Ellie Butler’s parents – The Guardian

‘The grandfather of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler has condemned the legal aid granted to her killer father, amid reports the taxpayer picked up a bill of more than £1.5m for his legal expenses.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2016

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British woman, 60, who wants to use dead daughter’s eggs to give birth to her own grandchild in world first wins legal appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2016 in appeals, assisted reproduction, embryology, grandparents, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2016

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In re A (A Child) (Baby Relinquished for Adoption: Case Management)

In re A (A Child) (Baby Relinquished for Adoption: Case Management) [2016] EWFC 25

‘A, a baby born in England to Latvian parents, was relinquished at birth for adoption and quickly placed with foster parents who were approved to adopt. On the understanding that there was no one within the extended natural family, either in England or in Latvia, in a position to care for A, and with the consent of the birth parents given in accordance with sections 19 and 20 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the local authority proceeded to convert A’s short-term arrangements to an adoptive placement and notified the Latvian central authority of A’s situation. The foster parents, with whom A had lived for much of his life, applied to adopt him. The Latvian central authority, having made its own enquiries of relatives in Latvia, identified the maternal grandmother as a potential long-term carer for A, had completed a favourable preliminary suitability assessment and commissioned a full suitability assessment. The central authority opposed the adoption of A in England and submitted its concerns that the approach of the English courts towards adoption cases placed insufficient weight on the rights of a child to grow up in his inherited culture and was therefore potentially contrary to articles 36 and 37 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 and a breach of articles 8 and 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. The birth mother, who had deliberately not informed her wider family in Latvia of the proposed adoption, continued to support adoption by the foster parents, maintaining her opinion that an education and upbringing in England would be in A’s best interests and that her mother would find it difficult physically and financially to care for A. At a case management hearing, the children’s guardian appointed for A recommended an adjournment to enable completion of the grandmother’s assessment. In circumstances where the prospective adopters, the birth parents and the local authority all supported the adoption, where factors from the welfare checklist in section 1(4) of the 2002 Act pointed towards adoption, and where a delay in making a decision was likely to prejudice A’s welfare, the issue before the judge was whether he should make an adoption order without having considered the substantial assessment of the suitability of the maternal grandmother in Latvia as A’s long-term carer.’

WLR Daily, 6th May 2016

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Court lets mother appeal against ban on using dead daughter’s frozen eggs – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2016 in appeals, grandparents, human tissue, news, surrogacy by sally

‘A mother has been granted permission to appeal against a legal ban on her using her dead daughter’s frozen eggs in order to give birth to a grandchild.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Man jailed for murder of his nine-year-old grandson – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2015 in grandparents, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who drowned his nine-year-old grandson in the bath has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years and told that his “callousness cannot be overstated”.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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Working grandparents to share parental leave and pay – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2015 in grandparents, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

‘Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2015

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Injuries to Infant with Bone Disorder: latest deliberations of the High Court – Family Law Week

‘Zimran Samuel, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, comments on Mr Justice Peter Jackson’s recent judgment concerning an infant with vitamin D deficiency induced rickets who had suffered multiple fractures.’

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Family Law week, 30th July 2015

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Mother’s bid to use dead daughter’s eggs fails – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2015 in assisted reproduction, consent, grandparents, news by sally

‘A mother cannot use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild, the High Court in London has ruled.’
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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Judge sends six-year-old boy to live with mother’s killer’s family – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2015 in custody, grandparents, news, residence orders by sally

‘Sending boy whose father murdered his mother to live with maternal grandparents in China could add to his trauma despite their ‘primal link’, Family Court rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2015

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Mother in legal battle to bear dead daughter’s child – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2015 in bereavement, children, consent, families, grandparents, news, pregnancy, surrogacy by tracey

‘A mother is launching a legal battle for possession of her dead daughter’s frozen eggs so that she can become pregnant with her own grandchild.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2015

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Amelia Jones murder: Grandfather Mark Jones gets 25 years – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his five-week-old granddaughter has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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