A manifesto pledge, two difficult cases and more

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June 2, 2017 9 comments

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A week in family law It was reported this week that Theresa May has pledged to create a new aggravated offence when domestic violence is directed towards a child, in order to allow perpetrators to be given longer sentences. She also confirmed that a Conservative government would introduce a statutory definition for domestic violence and…

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Child marriage happens every seven seconds

June 2, 2017 1 comment

family law

There is one marriage featuring an underage bride somewhere in the world every seven seconds, a new report claims. This week, international charity Save the Children published global child marriage figures which reveal as many as 40 million girls between the ages of 14 and 19 are already married and that 15 million more are…

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Young people ‘must be involved in Brexit’

June 2, 2017 3 comments

family law

Young people must be involved in Brexit negotiations a charity has claimed. The British Youth Council says that as younger people will be most affected by the economic consequences of leaving the European Union, they deserve to have their views heard. In a manifesto published ahead of next week’s General Election, the youth charity insists:…

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