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Category Archives: Family Law

Legal aid reforms set to become law

Wednesday 25th April 2012 saw the government win its final battle over controversial legal aid reforms in the House of Lords. This means the reforms are set to become law. Peers had inflicted 14 defeats on the government in votes on the proposed amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO)…
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Katie Price is getting married again. Should she get a pre-nup?

Former glamour model, singer and business woman, Katie Price, announces plans this week to marry her Argentinian boyfriend, Leandro Penna, should she be thinking about a pre-nup? Price has been married twice already and although they say "third time lucky", she may be tempted to enter into a pre-nup. Love her or hate her, there’s…
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Domestic Violence laws to extend to 16 and 17 year olds

The authorities are waking up to the issue of domestic violence in teenage relationships. The adverts on the TV formed part of the 2010 government campaign to target 13-18 year olds urging them not to use violence in their relationship. There are now calls for the domestic violence laws and protection to extend to 16…
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Outdated child neglect law fails to protect

Charities are calling for the law on child neglect, written in 1933, to be overhauled to protect children from being badly fed, left alone at home, not educated or belittled and bullied by their parents. The 1933 law requires that a child is physically harmed or injured before charges can be brought, yet child neglect…
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Cuts to legal aid – no funding for divorce

On average, it takes 6 years to qualify as a Solicitor. Three years at University to get a law degree, one year at law college and then two years training on the job. Then you can qualify. Even when newly qualified, not all Solicitors will go to Court straight away and start representing people as…
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Innocent parents are reunited with their child

A High Court judge has lifted restrictions preventing Chana al-Alas and Rohan Wray speaking publically about their battle in the family courts to win their daughter back after cleared of murdering their son. They had been wrongly accused of causing their child non-accidental injuries, i.e. child abuse. Jayden was 4 months old when he died,…
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Children needing adopting face delays

Ofsted have said that the most significant cause of delay for children needing adoption is the length of time taken to complete court proceedings. The Right on Time report has revealed that it takes an average of 14 months to complete care proceedings. These report findings have been based on a survey of 9 local…
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Domestic Violence Horror

A woman has been left blind after her boyfriend gouged her eyes in an attack. Her attacker has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent and will be sentenced next month. The woman had been a victim of domestic violence previously and has said in the news this week that her advice to women in…
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Should Pitt and Jolie get a pre-nup?

Hollywood SuperStars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced their engagement this week, but should they be thinking about a pre-nup? Both Pitt and Jolie are wealthy in their own right, having successful careers. The couple have 6 children, three of whom are adopted. By having a pre-nup, although not technically legally binding, they have…
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London is venue of choice for divorce of super-rich

A sixth of cases before the courts in London are for marriage break ups involving foreign nationals. This has led to London being branded the global divorce capital and the venue of choice for divorces of the international super-rich, or divorce tourists. This has also led to worries that the gap is widening in terms…
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