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Ministers won’t intervene in controversial life support case

April 26, 2017 0 comments

family life

Government ministers have ruled out intervention in a recent, controversial court ruling on the treatment of a baby with a serious genetic illness. Earlier this month doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London were granted permssion to move eight month-old Charlie Gard off life support and on to a ‘palliative care’ regime in which…

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Welsh parents blindsided by sudden nursery closure

April 26, 2017 0 comments

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Parents in South Wales were blindsided this week when a local nursery was suddenly closed. Over the weekend the owners of the building which housed the Treforest Day Nursery sent an email to parents to inform them the facility had been shut down. The Welsh childcare sector has been branded as the ‘most fragile’ in…

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The court system: a bleak outlook

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April 26, 2017 0 comments

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There is something natural about someone who has come to the end of a career in a particular profession fearing for that profession’s future. After all, the profession will have changed enormously over the course of that career, and the way it looks at the end of the career may bear little relation to the…

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Troubled teen ‘should enter secure care home’

April 26, 2017 0 comments

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A troubled teen must enter secure accomodation after making multiple suicide attempts, a family court judge has concluded. The girl in question, ‘A’, was born in 1999 and therefore 17 years of age. Thanks to a difficutl childhood she had problems with her mental health, but was still, in the words of Her Honour Judge…

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Alabama anti-LGBT adoption protection approved

April 26, 2017 1 comment

family law

Lawmakers in Alabama have approved a bill to protect adoption agencies which refuse to place children with LGBT couples. Under this legislation, the southern state could not refuse to grant licences to any organisations which object to the idea of gay, lesbian and transgender parents on religious grounds. Supporters of the bill claim it was…

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Government to asses foster care

April 26, 2017 1 comment

children in care

The Department for Education has launched a formal consultation on the future of foster care. Government advisors Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers will conduct a ‘national fostering stocktake’, examining the role of foster carers, best practice in the care system and the experiences of looked after children. Interested parties have been invited to submit…

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3 million children could go hungry over school holiday

April 25, 2017 0 comments

family law

As many as three million British schoolchildren could go hungry during the summer holiday, MPs have warned. This week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger published a report claiming that this number includes the one million children who get free meals during term time and an additional two million whose parents are classified as living…

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Wife not liable for husband’s loan

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April 25, 2017 0 comments

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Despite the passage of some forty years, the memory of studying the law of equity at university still gives me the shudders. I have mentioned here before the Chancery Division of the High Court, with its archaic and arcane practices. The law of equity was developed in the Chancery Division, and can thus be equally…

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Family feud hinders return of Nigerian girl

April 25, 2017 0 comments

Further investigation is necessary before decions can be made on the long-term future of a Nigerian girl living in foster care, a family court judge has concluded. Leicester City Council wanted to take 11 year-old ‘A’ into long-term care but this plan was opposed by her mother, ‘M’, who proposed that she and her daugher…

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