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22/01/2011 19:35
  These orders are obtained from the court to ensure the short term safety of a child. Any person can make an application including a local authority or other authorised body. The court will only make the order if they are satisfied that there is reasonable cause to believe that the child is...
22/10/2010 15:33
  W v W [2010] EWHC 332 (Fam) Application by father for return of three children to the Republic of Ireland under the Hague Convention. Application failed. The mother was English and the father Irish and they married in October 2007 after cohabiting for several years. The children were 8, 6...
01/10/2010 22:36
  D (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 1000 Care Proceedings: Whether the conclusions of a psychological assessment ought to prevail despite the absence of history of any significant ill treatment or harm and indeed over positive empirical evidence that mother and father had been observed to be coping...
27/09/2010 14:37
  Practice Direction: Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings Issued on 3 November 2008 1.1 This Practice Direction is given by the President of the Family Division under the powers delegated to him by the Lord Chief Justice under paragraph 2(2) of part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Constitutional...
27/09/2010 14:28
  Cafcass says parenting classes help warring parents to put their children first Separated Parents Information Programmes keep families out of the courts, say Cafcass Following the criticism by Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division, of the damage caused by separating parents to...
27/09/2010 14:26
  Re S (A Child - Transfer of Residence) Transfer of residence ordered in January 2010. Attempts to implement the transfer failed. The father consented to indirect contact only. Review of the case and issues arising from situations where a child is ‘alienated’ from one parent. S, aged 12, had...
27/09/2010 13:02
Wishes and feelings The Family Justice Council has produced guidelines for judges meeting children [April 2010]. In short the judge's function is not to elicit evidence but to help the child feel that their views have been heard. In June 2010 the author invited the judge to see two articulate...
06/11/2009 07:39
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01/02/2009 14:03
  CHILDREN — Removal from jurisdiction — Permanent removal — Mother with residence order applying remove child permanently from jurisdiction — Principles applicable — Whether child's rights first and paramount consideration — Whether presumption in favour of applicant — Whether proposed...
10/10/2008 10:49
  Bob Geldof: Family law is based on bias and prejudice   The law as it stands promotes pain, hurt and broken families, in direct contradiction to its purpose Thursday, 11 September 2003 Family law doesn't work. It is absurd, blunt and outdated. It is time that it was scrapped and...
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