News relating to: Violence in the family
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
How can we help to end FGM within a generation?
One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disruption to numerous international and national health programs, including the one to end female genital mutilation (FGM). United Nations health officials fear an additional two million cases of FGM ...Read more
Legal aid remuneration is unfair and deters lawyers from building a career, Westminster inquiry hears
Parliamentarians in the Westminster Commission into the Sustainability of Legal Aid heard evidence from family law practitioners on 19 November, including from Lorraine Green an associate solicitor at Miles and Partners who specialises in cases involving children, care proceedings, adoption ...Read more
Should child protection duties be relaxed for local authorities during Covid-19?
The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, also known as Statutory 445, will see various responsibilities relaxed in relation to children in care. This new legislation will remain in force until 25th September 2020, with a possibility of an ...Read more
When a spouse or partner is abusive during lockdown
Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused seismic changes to all of our lives, including our family life. During the lockdown we are all forced to isolate in our homes, and for some this forced time together and the disruption ...Read more
Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?
The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...Read more
Family and children and coronavirus FAQs
We are living in worrying times and while we are all anxious about the health risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns for parents of young children. Alongside disruption to schooling and usual routines, there may be ...Read more
United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Today, 6 February 2019, is the annual United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM is a degrading and discriminatory practice with particularly harmful consequences for children. Lucy Bennett, legal assistant at Miles & Partners ...Read more
Archers domestic violence plot reveals real harm of LASPO cuts
Archer’s fans have been gripped for months by the domestic abuse plot culminating with Helen’s criminal trial earlier in the month. While listeners were avidly following Helen and Rob’s storyline, the Serious Crime Act 2015 received royal assent on 3 ...Read more