New guidelines to be written for pre-birth care proceedings

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has pledged to develop the first national, evidence-based guidelines for professionals undertaking care proceedings involving newborn babies.

Speeding up disclosure of police records

The 2013 protocol can be a useful tool in private Children Act cases where you need to obtain police records, as Mariko Wilson explains

A rare revocation

A catalogue of failings leading to a couple inadvertently applying to adopt a child could be repeated if lessons are not learnt, says Victoria Clarke

Bedroom tax discriminatory, says European court

The so-called ‘bedroom tax’ unlawfully discriminates against vulnerable victims of domestic violence, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.

Bar Council calls for surrogates to be paid

It should be an option for intended parents to compensate a surrogate for career interruption, according to the Bar Council.

A top down approach

Pippa Allsop argues the case for self-regulation of lawyer working practices supported by a clear framework from employers

King’s College students launch free law clinic

Third year law students at King’s College London are teaming up with lawyers from Stowe Family Law to offer free legal advice at the King’s Legal Clinic.