Author: Laura Vickers

Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses

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The Vulnerable Witnesses and Children Working Group has produced its final report which identifies deficits in the management of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses within the Family Court, and the need for improved access to the Family Court for children in order that their voices can be...

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How Many Times? Campaign

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The 25th November 2014 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - saw the launch of the  "How Many Times?" campaign.  The campaign - led by the multi-agency Safer Leicester Partnership - is made up of survivors of domestic abuse and hopes to...

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Funded DNA testing in private law disputes

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It has been announced by the Justice Minister, Simon Hughes, that DNA testing which is required to establish paternity within private law disputes will be funded by Cafcass, beginning later this year.   Of course, it has long been possible for the Family Court to order DNA testing...

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Nomination Time!

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It is that time of year again when the Leicestershire Law Society honour local excellence at the LLS Annual Dinner and Legal Awards.   This year's event will be held on 15th May 2015 at Athena.   The deadline for nominations in the various awards categories is fast approaching....

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Financial Remedies Working Group Report

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The Financial Remedies Working Group has published its final report, following the completion of consultation on the proposals of the Group's interim report, published in July 2014.   The Group was chaired by Mostyn J and Cobb J and consisted of members of the judiciary and other...

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New Form C100

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A new version of Form C100 (application under s.8 Children Act 1989) has been produced.   The form and supporting guidance documents are available to download now from our Resources page....

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President’s Guidance: ICACU

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Sir James Munby has issued the following President's Guidance of 10th November 2014: The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU), intended to provide guidance as to the correct route for practitioners to follow when pursuing requests for information from other jurisdictions within children proceedings.   The ICACU...

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Improving permanence consultation response

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The Department of Education has produced the Government's response to a consultation it launched last year in respect of improving the prospects of permanence for children in care.   The response entitled Consultation on looked-after children: improving permanence can be downloaded here....

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