News relating to: Child protection and care proceedings
Secure Accommodation and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – What is best for my child?
‘Locking a child up is one of the most extreme interventions the state can make in a child’s life. Too often I have found that this happens as a result of a series of missed opportunities – opportunities to identify ...Read more
Miles & Partners team among London’s top-ranking law firms in 2023 Legal 500
We are delighted that Miles & Partners once again sits among top-ranking law firms in London in the 2023 Legal 500 rankings for UK Solicitors. The firm has firmly retained its high tier ranking for three of its core practice ...Read more
Think twice before using social media during a family dispute
It is forecast that, by the end of this year, 90 per cent of the UK adult population will use a social media account at least once a month. This is a remarkable statistic, but perhaps even more remarkable is ...Read more
BBC highlights continued illegal use of unregulated placements for children in care
Almost one year on from a ban on unregulated placements of children under the age of 16 coming into force in September 2021, a BBC News investigation has highlighted that these types of placements are still being widely used for ...Read more
Can a non-molestation order prevent someone bothering me?
Domestic abuse can impact individuals of any age or race and is seen across all parts of society. Unfortunately, statistics from the Office for National Statistics reveal that domestic abuse is on the increase, with cases having risen by 6% ...Read more
Parental responsibility and assisted conception via IVF or a donor
Nearly 60,000 people benefit from invitro fertilisation (IVF) and donor insemination at HFEA licensed fertility clinics in the UK, and it is not uncommon for an unlicensed clinic or ‘at home’ informal arrangement to be used for sperm donation. While ...Read more
Securing the right to see your grandchildren
The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren can be very special and one that most parents fully support. On occasions, however, access can be cut off or restricted, causing hurt and upset. Linda Pope, family law expert with Miles & ...Read more
The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements
While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol. Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily due ...Read more
Who has parental responsibility and what does it mean?
Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If ...Read more