Do I have legal rights for my children?

Not all parents of children have parental responsibility for their children. Parental responsibility is all the rights, duties and responsibilities that a parent has in relation to their child. Mothers will automatically have parental responsibility however, not all fathers will. Q – How do I know if I have parental responsibility for my child? If… Read More

Portsmouth Trust pay £30,000 damages after toddler dies on Christmas day

Anabelle Shepherd suffered from Hurler’s syndrome, a genetic condition which causes damage to the body’s tissues and can be fatal if treated in childhood.  She had undergone a bone marrow transplant at the GreatOrmondStreetHospital to treat her condition.  However, the transplant left her with a weakened immune system. Anabelle had begun to improve following the… Read More

Government plans to get more people with mental health problems into work

Tories have expressed plans to make benefit claimants who are declared unfit for work due to mental health problems undergo treatment for anxiety and depression, or risk having their payments cut. Current rules mean that people cannot be forced into treatment, like Psychological Therapy, as a condition of receiving their sickness benefits. If the scheme… Read More

Prison lawyers slams a none too bright idea for youth offenders

The new lights out policy of the Secretary of State for Justice (SSJ) for Young offenders  is fundamentally flawed. Our prison lawyers often deal with young individuals who have deep-rooted issues from childhood that cause them to be violent. Most YOI’s are short staffed and have low periods of unlock meaning these young people are… Read More