The 1996 Hague Convention: The Fourth Dimension – Family Law Week

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in child abduction, EC law, human rights, news, parental responsibility, treaties by sally

“Eleri Jones barrister at 1 Garden Court, and Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE and Richard Kwan both of Dawson Cornwell solicitors consider the impact of the 1996 Hague Convention in England and Wales.”

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Family Law Week, 30th November 2012

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Children’s experience of parental separation: research challenges law change proposal – Family Law week

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in children, contact orders, divorce, news, parental responsibility, young persons by tracey

“Government plans to amend the 1989 Children Act by introducing a presumption of shared parenting are well-intentioned but misguided, say the authors of new research into childhood experience of family break-ups.”

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Family Law Week, 22nd November 2012

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Improving the protection of children across borders – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in child abduction, fostering, guardianship, news, parental responsibility, treaties by sally

“Children from the UK will now have international protection if they move to another country outside the European Union. The 1996 Hague Convention will be in force from today meaning the public can be assured that countries which have opted in to the treaty will uphold and enforce a court order involving the protection of a child.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st November 2012

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Child maintenance powers ’emasculated’ after court ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Absent parents who fail to support their children may no longer be threatened with jail after a court ruling against a Government body set up to pursue them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2012

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Children, Seatbelts and Parental Duties: strap up or pay up? – Zenith Chambers

Posted October 30th, 2012 in children, news, parental responsibility, road safety by sally

“It has long been accepted that a failure to wear a seatbelt will affect proportion of damages that a Claimant can receive for an accident, if that failure caused or contributed to his injury. This new case from April 2012 applies the same reasoning to the use of child seats and the apportionment of liability.”

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Zenith Chambers, 22nd October 2012

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Legislative presumption of shared parenting ‘flawed’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 6th, 2012 in children, legislation, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

“Government plans to introduce a legislative presumption of shared parenting could undermine child welfare and increase the volume of litigation, according to the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2012

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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

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Section 38(6) Applications – Further fine-tuning – Family Law Week

“Sally Gore, barrister, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square, examines developments concerning applications for assessment under section 38(6) of the Children Act 1989 culminating in the Court of Appeal’s clarification in S (A Child) [2011].”

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Family Law Week, 27th July 2012

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Absent fathers to be fined up to £500 for missing child support – Daily Telegraph

“Absent fathers will be hit with up to £500 in fines for missing child support payments under tough new rules raising the cost of divorce.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2012

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Parents who force their children into marriage face jail – The Independent

Posted June 7th, 2012 in crime, forced marriages, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Parents who coerce their children to marry will face jail under moves to be set out tomorrow by David Cameron.”

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The Independent, 7th June 2012

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers several recent important judgments covering a range of private law issues concerning children.”

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Family Law Week, 23rd May 2012

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‘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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