‘It’s Good to Share’ – Should there be a presumption of equality between parents when it comes to caring for their children? – Family Law Week

Posted May 1st, 2012 in children, divorce, equality, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Bindu Bansal, Solicitor with Paris Smith LLP, considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a presumption of shared parenting.”

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Family Law Week, 29th April 2012

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Charity calls for reform of the law on child neglect – BBC News

“A children’s charity has called for the law on child neglect to be overhauled.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2012

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Gay father wins right to be involved in son’s life – The Guardian

“The gay father of a two-year-old boy living with his lesbian mother and her partner has won the right to be involved in his life in a landmark ruling that could have significant implications for ‘alternative families’.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2012

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted February 8th, 2012 in families, news, parental responsibility, parental rights, surrogacy by sally

“Alex Verdan QC reviews the most significant of the latest judgments in private law Children applications.”

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2012

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Truancy laws caught 12,000 parents last year – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2011 in fines, news, parental responsibility, sentencing, statistics, truancy by tracey

“Nearly 12,000 parents were prosecuted and 25 given prison sentences because of their children’s truancy from school last year, figures show. The longest jail sentence imposed on a parent was 90 days, according to the Ministry of Justice . A total of 11,757 parents were prosecuted for failing to ensure their child’s attendance at school, up from 11,188 the year before.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2011

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Judge reveals distress at ruling teenager cannot keep child – Daily Telegraph

“A teenage mother has lost her fight to be allowed to bring up the daughter she gave birth to when she was just 14 years old.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2011

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The child with two mothers and two fathers who went to court over her – The Guardian

“A high court judge’s ruling reveals the importance of deciding on parental roles before embarking on artificial insemination.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Couple jailed for allowing their adopted daughters to be abused – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2010 in child abuse, news, parental responsibility, sentencing by sally

“A couple who allowed their adopted daughters to be abused by two paedophiles were jailed today for child cruelty after a judge condemned their ‘deplorable and terrible betrayal of trust’.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2010

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Lesbian mother cannot be forced to pay maintenance – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2010 in child support, homosexuality, news, parental responsibility by sally

“A lesbian whose former partner bore a child through artificial insemination cannot be ordered to pay any maintenance, a High Court judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

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Mother jailed after 15-year-old daughter plays truant – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2010 in news, parental responsibility, school children, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A mother-of-five has been jailed after her 15-year-daughter played truant for 100 days in just four months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

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Couples who pay surrogate mothers could lose right to raise the child – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2010 in news, parental responsibility, surrogacy by sally

“Childless couples who acquire a baby using a surrogate mother abroad risk not being recognised as its parents in Britain if they flout British law by paying fees, fertility lawyers have warned.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2010

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Regina v Upper Bay Ltd – WLR Daily

Regina v Upper Bay Ltd [2010] WLR (D) 60

“The duty of a parent to supervise his child and the duty of an employer to conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure that persons not in its employment, such as a child, were not exposed to risks to health or safety were concurrent duties so that if the child suffered harm the breach of parental duty did not absolve an employer from responsibility.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2010

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Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parents of Edlington torture brothers could be charged – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2010 in children, news, parental responsibility by sally

“The parents of two brothers detained indefinitely after they tortured two young boys in a ‘sadistic’ attack could face prosecution, police have revealed.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2010

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In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) – WLR Daily

In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) [2009] UKSC 17; [2009] WLR (D) 365

“The test to be applied to the identification of a potential perpetrator, out of a pool of two or more potential perpetrators, who might have caused harm to a child was the balance of probabilities and that standard of proof did not vary according to the gravity of the misconduct alleged or the seriousness of the consequences for the persons concerned.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

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Millions at risk of prosecution in internet piracy purge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2009 in copyright, internet, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Millions of parents whose teenage children illegally download films and pop songs face having their internet connection cut off and fines of up to £50,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2009

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Proceedings brought by A (Case C-523/07) – WLR Daily

Posted April 7th, 2009 in children, EC law, jurisdiction, law reports, parental responsibility by sally

Proceedings brought by A (Case C-523/07); [2009] WLR (D) 129

“For the purposes of the rule that the courts of the EC member state where a child was habitually resident had jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility, ‘habitual residence’ denoted some degree of integration by the child in a social and family environment.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Parents face gang culture action – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2009 in children, gangs, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Parents of children involved in gang violence should be ‘held to account’, ministers are to argue as they warn of the growing threat of gang culture.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2009

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Parents face prosecution over school gay week protest – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2009 in education, homosexuality, news, parental responsibility, truancy by sally

“Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2009

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Truancy jailing every two weeks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2009 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A parent is jailed for their child’s truancy once a fortnight every school term in England and Wales, analysis of court statistics shows.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2009

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Breast cancer mother cleared of allowing son to truant – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, truancy by sally

“A mother fighting breast cancer has been cleared of failing to send her son to school after a court was told the teenager stayed at home to look after her.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2008

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