His Honour Judge John Altman stands down as Senior Designated Family Judge for London

His Honour Judge John Altman stands down as the Senior Designated Family Judge for London and retires as a Senior Circuit Judge with effect from 9 October 2015.

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Court closures will inhibit access to justice: Law Society

Law Society publishes response to proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals.

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Supreme Court judgments in Sharland and Gohil due next week

Judgments to be handed down on 14th October.

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Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts

Guidance issued by Sir James Munby President of the Family Division on 8 October 2015.

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Couple who were wrongly accused of abuse ‘unlikely to see their child again’

Lawyers believe it is unlikely the adoption of Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter's child will be overturned by a court as such rulings are usually final.

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Judge rules it not unlawful to withdraw medical support from 11 year old

An NHS Trust has obtained a declaration from the High Court that it would not be unlawful to withdraw medical support devices that are effectively keeping an 11-year-old boy alive.

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Missing boy needs 'urgent surgery' for cancer in his jaw

High Court judge reveals the youngster, identified only as J, is on the run with his parents who want him to be treated with Chinese medicine.

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Cardiff Court Family Free Advice Clinic launches

A new legal advice clinic has been launched to advise people involved in family proceedings who do not have the means to pay for legal representation.

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Parental leave and pay to be extended to working grandparents

George Osborne has announced that working grandparents will be able to share parental leave in future.

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Coram Children’s Legal Centre boosts online advice service

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has launched a new website for its Child Law Advice Service to increase and improve access to free advice for people seeking information around child and family law.

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Divorce centres: Further progress report

We are approaching the anniversary of the very first divorce centres - how is the new regime working?

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Judges need more feedback on their work, new research concludes

Bristol University’s recommendations welcomed by the President.

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Yearly adoption statistics released by Welsh government

The Welsh government has published statistics regarding adoptions, outcomes and placements for children in the care of local authorities for the year ending March 2015.

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Cameron's flagship children's policy 'faces crisis' as adoption figures fall

Prime minister’s promise to speed up process falters as figures show drop in children being matched with families.

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Use of special guardianship orders continues to rise

The number of children being made subject to special guardianship orders is continuing to rise, government figures have shown.

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Children looked after in England including adoption: 2014 to 2015

Statistics on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2014 to 2015.

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Judge rejects call to give life-saving treatment against opposition of patient

A Court of Protection judge has ruled that it would be unlawful for an NHS trust to carry out life-saving treatment against the patient’s opposition.

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40 per cent of 2014-15 Dols applications not signed off within the year

Health and Social Care Information Centre report provides latest evidence of Supreme Court ruling's impact on caseloads.

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Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton divorce details to remain secret

High Court judge rules on divorce money fight involving rock star and his pop star ex-wife.

Full story: The Telegraph