New Supreme Court Deputy President is Lord Mance

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Supreme Court

Lord Mance has been appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court, following the recent promotion of Baroness Hale to the Presidency. Jonathan Hugh Mance read law at Oxford before establishing himself as a successful commercial barrister. He then became a High Court Judge in in the Queen’s Bench Division and later a Lord Justice in…

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Groom asks guests: ‘please pay for our wedding’

September 20, 2017 0 comments

family law

Getting engaged can be an exhilarating experience. The person asking has usually been planning for a long time and has likely been getting increasingly nervous the closer they get to the big day. Hearing “yes” must be a mixture of joy and relief. For their partner, what seems like a fairly normal day can suddenly…

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Ofsted calls for relationship education

September 20, 2017 7 comments

family life

Lessons in what constitutes healthy relationships should be a greater priority for schools, Ofsted has concluded. Working with the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Ofsted examines the damaging experiences of children who have suffered domestic abuse in a new report. Amongst other examples, it cites the disruption caused…

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20% drop in legal aid providers

September 20, 2017 23 comments

family law

The number of legal aid providers across England and Wales has fallen by 20 per cent in the last five years. This drop was revealed by government figures obtained by Shadow Justice Minister Gloria De Piero. The statistics show that the biggest reduction occurred in Wales, which has lost 29 per cent of providers since…

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“Disappointing” growth in children placed outside home areas

September 20, 2017 1 comment

children in care

A continuing rise in the number of children being sent to residential homes outside their home areas is “bitterly disappointing”, MPs have claimed. Recently published government statistics reveal that more than 4,000 youngsters had been placed in residential homes outside their local authority areas by the end of March last year: nearly 80 per cent…

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