Call for Greater Transparency for Generation Tagged

This week the Children’s Commissioner’s published a new report, which touches on important issues about how children need greater protection in today’s digital world.

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Car crash, Hot Tub, (wish they had a) Time Machine

Z v Kent County Council (Revocation of placement order – Failure to assess Mother’s capacity and Grandparents) [2018] EWFC B65 (18 October 2018).

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Imprisoned Harts

I thought I should update the blog post I wrote about the acrimonious case Hart v Hart, because there have been new developments.

Full post: The Transparency Project

An impressive judgment about a ‘car crash’ of a case

On 18th October Her Honour Judge Lazarus handed down judgment in the case of Z v Kent County Council (Revocation of placement order – Failure to assess Mother’s capacity and Grandparents).

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Fathers’ group claims parents and lawyers fraudulently claim legal aid (again)

On Saturday 13 October, Families Need Fathers sent us a document called Analysis of Post LASPO Use of Non-Molestation Orders and said it was embargoed until the following Monday.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Guidance issued to court staff on supporting media access

This week the Ministry of Justice issued Guidance to staff on supporting media access to courts and tribunals as “part of a wider effort to build stronger working relationships between courts and the press and maintain the principle of open justice as we increasingly digitise court services.”

Full post: The Transparency Project

Delays inflicted by other public bodies

Re H (Children) 2018.

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Freedom versus responsibility when the press report on care proceedings: Round Two.

On 22nd October 2018 the Sun published a second in its line of ‘investigative reporting’ into the child protection system, titled ‘Parents who’ve lost kids in shadowy secret courts slam ruthless millionaires cashing in on UK’s fostering crisis’.

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Children and young people’s mental health and well-being: yet more judicial concern about the lack of adequate provision of care

Camilla Parker explains why judges in two recent cases have expressed strong views about the lack of provision for children who need to be detained for their own welfare.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Funding family proceedings for the weaker spouse

A coalition of questions led me to think about legal services orders: the orders which enable judges, in the view of some husbands, to force them to pay their wives to sue them.

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Pension mention: Ensuring you know about pensions when you get divorced

Looking at an article in the Telegraph ‘Divorcing women should be shown value of their husband’s pension, Age UK says'.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Reporting restrictions on Bethany’s dad – children’s rights or concealing system failure?

On Saturday, the Times reported: ‘Father beats legal bid to silence him over autistic girl in hospital “cell” ‘ [paywall].

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