Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children -v- Gard

The Court of Appeal has decided that the treatment of Charlie Gard can be withdrawn.

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Reid ’em and weep

The peculiar goings-on in the case of Westminster v Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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Judge flags complaint on behalf of child against journalist who sneaked into hospital

A new judgment by Mr Justice Hayden, in the case of ‘H’, the 15 year old boy at the centre of the Telegraph story we reported on here, was published yesterday.

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Meal tickets for life?

An article in The Times on 23 May 2017 headlined ‘Former wives give up chasing “meal ticket for life” in divorce’ (behind paywall) refers to falling numbers of spousal maintenance orders.

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Seriously inaccurate reporting by omission of facts

The case of H (A Child), Re (Interim Care Order : fact finding) [2017] EWHC 518 (Fam).

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‘Father begs judges to reveal details of his decade-long family court battle with his ex over access to their child’

The Daily Mail today republished a story (under the headline above) about a man in Norwich, that appeared in the Eastern Daily Press yesterday.

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Decision to place a child with prospective adopters is unlawful because unfair

R (On the Application Of EL) v Essex County Council [2017] EWHC 1041 (Admin) (08 May 2017) is a judicial review decision about a decision by a local authority to place a child for adoption, under a placement order granted by the Family Court.

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A stain on the reputation of the family justice system

A (A Minor : Fact Finding; Unrepresented Party) [2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam) (19 May 2017).

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Separating the divorce from the money bit

There have been calls for some time for the divorce bit to be separated from the money bit. Last week the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby issued a further call for such separation – something he has been known to favour for some time.

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Strasbourg grapples with international surrogacy and the concept of “family”

The Strasbourg Court ruled earlier this year that the prohibition on commercial surrogacy arrangements did not justify the Italian authorities’ actions in removing a 9 month old child from its non-biological parents and taking him into social care.

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Police investigating drug testing lab that carried out tests for the Family Court

There have been news reports recently about failures at a forensic lab in Manchester, which was used for forensic testing in criminal cases.

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“Top Judge threatens to down tools rather than allow victims to be quizzed by abusers in his court”

…Or so we imagine the headlines may run if and when a member of the press reads as far as the bottom few paragraphs of the unassuming A (A Minor : Fact Finding; Unrepresented Party) [2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam) (19 May 2017), a recent judgment of Mr Justice Anthony Hayden.

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