Mother banned by Court of Appeal from calling her child ‘Cyanide’

The Court of Appeal has upheld an order made in the Swansea Family Court by which a mother was prevented from naming her twins ‘Cyanide’ and ‘Preacher’. In C (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 364, the Court had to determine whether there is power in this jurisdiction to prevent a parent with parental responsibility from registering […]

Goddard Inquiry: Children were abused ‘on industrial scale’

“Physical and sexual abuse on an industrial scale” went “unchecked for decades” at children’s homes in a south London borough, a victims’ report says. The report detailing claims by 600 people will go before the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. At a preliminary hearing earlier, the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association was given “core participant […]

Cuts to legal aid for victims of domestic violence ‘legally flawed’

The Court of Appeal has declared that Government changes to the rules which allow victims of domestic abuse to obtain legal aid are legally flawed.  Campaigners welcomed the ruling and said it was an important recognition of “women’s real life experiences of domestic violence”. One rule change stipulated that an application for legal aid could only be made if evidence of […]

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