Local authorities and the duty to consult with parents – UK Human Rights Blog

“This was a successful claim for judicial review brought by a mother in care proceedings in respect of her two children who were removed from the care of the paternal grandparents. To that extent, it is a first. It concerns the duty on the Local Authority to consult with parents when an Interim Care Order is in place.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Enhancing the Role of Grandparents in the Current Legal Landscape – Family Law Week

Posted October 15th, 2012 in carers, children, families, grandparents, news, practice directions by tracey

“Julie Stather, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row suggests some ways to benefit children by strengthening the position of grandparents.”

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Family Law week, 12th October 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers those judgments of the last few months which are of most importance in the area of private law children proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 5th September 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

The Issue of Costs following the Supreme Court Decision in T (Children) – ‘Not about the money?’ – Family Law Week

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in appeals, children, costs, grandparents, local government, news by sally

“Dorothea Gartland, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings and Penny Logan, principal lawyer, Cafcass, consider the lessons to be learned from T (Children).”

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Family Law Week, 1st August 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Supreme Court decides: Liability of a local authority to pay the costs of a party to care proceedings – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2012 in care orders, costs, grandparents, news, third parties by sally

“The Supreme Court has today delivered its Judgment in the case of T (children) [2012] UKSC 36 concerning the liability of a local authority to pay the costs of a party to care proceedings.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 25th July 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

In re T (Children) (Care Proceedings: Costs) – WLR Daily

Posted July 27th, 2012 in care orders, children, costs, grandparents, law reports by sally

In re T (Children) (Care Proceedings: Costs) [2012] UKSC 36; [2012] WLR (D) 223

“A local authority should not be liable in care proceedings for the costs of interveners against whom allegations had been reasonably made but which had been held by the court to be unfounded.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Norgrove – The Response Considered – Family Law Week

Posted February 13th, 2012 in children, dispute resolution, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Sally Gore, barrister, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square analyses the Government’s response to the Family Justice Review in the context of current family law practice.”

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Family Law Week, 13th February 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Grandparents must have ‘clear rights’ to see grandchildren when couples split – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2012 in children, custody, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents should be given clear rights to see their grandchildren when couples separate, ministers will say today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Grandparents to get legal powers over access in divorce battles – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2011 in arbitration, children, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents will get new legal powers to guarantee them access to their grandchildren following divorce battles under proposals unveiled today, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family justice – your views on its future – Ministry of Justice

“Views on how the family justice system can do its best to protect children and help families to work through their disagreements are being sought by a panel of experts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Increased legal rights for grandparents under new family reforms – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2010 in children, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents are to have increased legal rights to see children when couples split under proposals to be announced by Nick Clegg on Thursday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Sarah’s law’ pilot scheme prompts revenge fears – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in grandparents, news, parental rights, pilot schemes, sexual offences by sally

“Fathers raising concerns about their ex-partner’s new boyfriends are one of the largest groups applying for public disclosure of details of convicted child sex offenders under a newly completed pilot scheme.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Grandparents get easier route to see children when families split – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2010 in children, divorce, grandparents, news, reports by sally

“A legal obstacle is to be abolished to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of grandparents to gain access to their grandchildren when contact is denied after divorce and family breakdowns, the government will announce today.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cash aid to help grandparents care for children in drug-risk families – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in benefits, children, drug abuse, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents are to be given financial support and legal backing to make it easier for them to take over the care of children with parents who are problem drug users, under government plans revealed yesterday. The package includes the government’s intention to dock the welfare benefits of unemployed problem users who fail to make contact with treatment services. Ministers intend to announce more steps linking benefit rights to completing treatment courses.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in change of name, grandparents, guardianship, law reports by sally

Child’s emotional identity needs supersede grandparents’ wishes

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order

Court of Appeal 

“The power to order a child, subject to a special guardianship order, to be known by a new surname should not be exercised by the court if it would interfere with the child’s emotional identity needs.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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