December 3, 2021

Tony’s law to provide “maximum protection to the most vulnerable”.

Industry News by Jacob Murray

The adoptive parents of Tony Hudgell, a child who was so severely abused by his birth parents that he had to have both legs amputated have successfully campaigned for longer […]

November 22, 2021

Research suggests 100,000 could be in care by 2025

Industry News by Jacob Murray

A research investigation commission by county councils has indicated that 100,000 children could be in care by the year 2025. This would represent a 36% rise in the decade from […]

November 19, 2021

Insulate Britain activists ordered to pay costs

Industry News by Jacob Murray

Nine Insulate Britain protestors who were jailed for contempt of court for breaching an injunction preventing protestors from blocking he M25 have been ordered to pay costs of £5000 each. […]

November 18, 2021

Ban on child marriage to have second reading

Industry News by Jacob Murray

A bill that would ban child marriage in England and Wales will be presented to parliament for its second reading this week. Marriage and civil partnerships are currently legal at […]

November 17, 2021

NHS settles case for 27 million

Industry News by Jacob Murray

The NHS have settled a clinical negligence claim for 27 million two days before trial. The claim which was started in 2018, related to a boy treated at Alder Hey […]

October 28, 2021

Reform needed of legal aid system for kinship carers

Industry News by Jacob Murray

More than 180,000 children are raised in the Uk by kinship carers. These can be grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles or, family friends. More children are raised by kinship carers than […]

October 25, 2021

Court backlog will take years to fix

Industry News by Jacob Murray

The backlog in the Crown Court caused by the pandemic will take years to return to the level it was at prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. The National Audit […]

October 22, 2021

Play about ‘baby shaking’ to be broadcast on teams

Industry News by Jacob Murray

A play written by HHJ Wildblood QC about a young baby who is badly injured when they are shaken in their parents’ arms. The Family become the subject of care […]

October 21, 2021

First practising female barrister in the Uk honoured

Industry News by Jacob Murray

Helena Normanton, the first woman to practice as a barrister in UK courts has been honoured with a blue plaque at her former London home. Normanton was also the first […]

October 19, 2021

Mediation increases by 43% between April and June 2021

Industry News by Jacob Murray

Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) increased by 43 per cent in the quarter April to June 2021, compared to the previous year. Family mediation starts increased by 55 per […]