HMCTS outlines digital progress

October 27, 2017 0 comments

family law

The CEO of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has outlined progress towards the development of online court facilities. In a new blog post, Susan Acland-Hood explains that the Service has now launched a first set of internet options, called “online routes to justice”. These deal with applications for divorce and probate, as well…

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Woman with learning difficulties to be given contraceptive patch

October 26, 2017 0 comments

family life

A young woman with significant learning difficulties should be fitted with a contraceptive patch, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned ‘V’, a 21 year-old with an unspecified but severe mental disability. Sitting at the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Cobb explained that: “In late 2015, she conceived a child, in circumstances which in…

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Divorce and your job

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October 25, 2017 0 comments

divorce

Earlier this year US statistician Nathan Yau took a deep dive into data gathered by the ongoing American Community Survey run by the United States Census Bureau. He wanted to discover whether there were any links between a person’s profession and their chances of getting divorced. Mr Yau examined subjects who had married and least…

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Foster carers struggle on poverty wages

October 25, 2017 10 comments

fostering and adoption

The majority of foster carers earn less than the national living wage, a charity has reported. The Fostering Network polled a representative sample of 1,937 foster carers. No less than 82 per cent of these earned fees from their local authority or pagency for their services but, in 88 per cent of those cases the…

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