‘Missing mum’ hands herself in

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June 15, 2015 8 comments

Stowe Family Law

By now, I’m sure you will have heard about the sad story of Rebecca Minnock. She is the mother who took her three year-old son Ethan into hiding after a court had ordered that he live with his father. The case has been the centre of a media frenzy and on Friday, the next chapter…

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US Supreme Court to review gay marriage

January 21, 2015 0 comments

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The US Supreme Court has announced plans to review gay marriage legislation. The highest court in the United States will consider whether the stipulations of the US constitution mean that same sex couples must be allowed to marry wherever they wish, regardless of current state laws. Currently only 36 of the 50 US states permit…

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Law Society criticised for Sharia will guidance

March 26, 2014 1 comment

The Law Society has been criticised for its recent publication of guidance on the drafting of Sharia  wills. Charlie Klendjian, Secretary of the Lawyer’s Secular Society (LSS), said “This is a very worrying move by the Law Society, and the LSS strongly condemns them for issuing this practice note.” The Law Society was “legitimising and…

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Social workers lost track of disabled girl for four years

March 23, 2014 8 comments

Social workers from Birmingham City Council lost track of a now teenage girl with complex learning difficulties for four years. The girl was identified by social workers in November 2006 at the age of seven. Her problems included autism, dyspraxia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Her mother was offered ten hours of support per week…

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