Lady Hale takes office

October 3, 2017 0 comments

family law

Lady Hale was formally sworn in as the new President of the Supreme Court yesterday. Sir Ian Burnett became the youngest Lord Chief Justice for 50 years during the same event, replacing the newly retired Lord Thomas. Lady Hale succeeds Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, with whom she had served as Deputy President for four years….

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Mother’s appeal to keep children rejected

October 3, 2017 2 comments

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The Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s bid to keep her two children. The woman lived with her children at her mother’s house. The father of the seven year-old girl and 11 year-old boy did not live with them but did have regular contact. Both parents reportedly had “a very significant learning disability”, although…

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MP proposes domestic violence register

October 3, 2017 8 comments

family law

A Welsh MP has proposed a domestic violence register for anyone convicted of the crime. Liz Saville Roberts is the Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd. Her proposed method to protect people from becoming victims would require anyone found guilty of domestic violence to submit their name, date of birth, home address and National Insurance…

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