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The LGA report – the battle between Local Authorities and SEND families

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Author: Celia Whittuck

BACKGROUND It has long been accepted that children and young people (“CYP”) with Special Educational Needs and Disability (“SEND”) and...

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New Guidance on Whether Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Pay for Supervised Contact between their Ex-Partner and their Children

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Author: Reena Vadera

In the past, there have been cases where victims of domestic abuse have been required by the courts to contribute...

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Nesting Arrangements – What are they, are they good for children and what is the financial impact?

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Author: Charlotte Southworth

What is a nesting arrangement? This is the name given to the arrangements for the sharing of the care of...

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UK relaxes visa rules for Ukrainian refugees

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Author: Jasmin Dhillon

Visa rules are set to be relaxed in the UK, allowing people in the UK to bring over Ukrainian family...

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International Women’s Day: IBB reflects on gender equality in the legal profession.

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Author: Joanna DeBiase

March 08 marks International Women’s Day across the World. Its purpose is to celebrate the achievements of women and to...

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“Borrowing” money from Mum and Dad – is it gift or a loan?

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Author: Fiona Kelleher

A common issue that arises in divorce financial proceedings is whether monies advanced to one of the parties by their...

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Storm Damage vs. Insurance Policies

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Author: Chris Thompson

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Author: Samantha Beasley

Recent spells of severe weather have seen the UK endure three named storms in quick succession: Storm Dudley hit on...

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Secondary school admissions

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Author: Priscilla Adu

On 1 March 2022, it is National Offer Day for primary school students who will find out their school place...

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Fact Finding Hearings – Private Law Proceedings

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Author: Reena Vadera

What is a Fact-Finding Hearing? A Fact-Finding hearing is a separate hearing, within Children Act proceedings and deals with a...

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Do I really need an education lawyer?

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Author: Celia Whittuck

If you are an individual who has any issue relating to Education Law then the short answer is yes! Our...

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The Benefits of Not Having Your Day in Court

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Author: Paul Grimwood

In my experience, mediations involving disputed wills and other inheritance related claims have a particularly high success rate.  But is...

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Children’s Mental Health Week 7 – 13 February 2022

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Author: Reena Vadera

“Growing together” Is the theme for 2022 Children’s Mental Health Week. Place2Be is encouraging children and adults to consider how...

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