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Indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Posted: 17 January

Overview A Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) is an Order which can be imposed by the Court following conviction for a Sexual Offence as listed in either Schedule 3 or 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The purpose...

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A person’s rights whilst detained at the Police Station

Posted: 12 January

A person’s rights whilst detained at the Police Station and should a solicitor be present? During a detention at the police station in England and Wales, the police are required to follow a protocol. As outlined in the Police...

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Proceeds of Crime Act 2022

Posted: 11 January

If you’re being investigated by the police or having money/assets seized by authorities, it is important that you are properly advised and represented. Read this recent case of a seizure of monies under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(“POCA”)...

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Can Social Services take my child?

Posted: 14 December

Social Services, known as the Local Authority, will only be able to remove your child if one of the following apply: They have your consent; or They obtain a Court Order known as an Emergency Protection Order which can...

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Public Law Outline Meetings with Social Services

Posted: 09 December

What is a Public Law Outline meeting? A Public Law Outline meeting, or “PLO” meeting is the name Social Services, also known as the Local Authority, give to a meeting to discuss a child’s welfare. This is also sometimes...

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Family Mediation

Posted: 23 November

What is Mediation? Family mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution. It works by instructing a neutral and independent third party to help you resolve a conflict or dispute in an attempt to reach a mutually acceptable resolution....

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Voluntary Interviews

Posted: 23 November

In the last decade, the number of arrests made by the Police have halved. A study produced by the UK Home Office shows that in 2010, 1.3 million arrests were made falling to 632,000 in 2021. Among the many...

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Overcrowding in Prisons across England and Wales

Posted: 16 November

In October 2023, the Justice secretary announced a greater population within the prison system across England and Wales. This has led to overcrowding and a current record of approximately 88,225 people who are remanded or serving their custodial sentences....

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Modern day slavery and the National Referral Mechanism Process

Posted: 01 November

Modern day slavery is currently defined by the UK Government as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of...

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Understanding EPC Compliance

Posted: 20 October

A must-know guide for Landlords Energy efficiency has rightly become a focal point in recent years as we take seriously the challenges of climate change. In this context, the property sector is no exception. In a bid to reduce...

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Deputyship Orders

In recent years, the perceived stigma around mental health and health care issues have...

- 17 May 2024

Intervenors in Care Proceedings

In care proceedings, the parties are usually the Local Authority who made the application...

- 29 April 2024

Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

What happens after Children’s Services becomes involved? Following a referral to Children’s Services in...

- 22 April 2024