Steve Bayliss

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Polish woman appeals for help to find son missing with estranged husband

  Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought to be with his British father 21st June 2015   Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought …

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WALES/ENGLAND – Minister tells judges to keep out of legal aid disputes

Courts should not intervene in funding disputes where a litigant has already been denied legal aid, the justice minister has said. 10 December 2014By John Hyde   Shailesh Vara (pictured) told a committee of MPs this morning that judges should accept the presence of litigants in person and work with them. His statement was in …

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UK – Stay-at-home mothers facing child custody battles without legal representation

Mothers have borne the brunt of the impact of cuts in legal representation in family court cases, figures court show     Mothers have borne the brunt of the impact of legal aid cuts  Photo: ALAMY/POSED BY MODELS   The number of mothers facing court battles over access to their own children without a lawyer …

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ENGLAND – Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.   One case saw two judges remove 15 successive babies from the same mother   Court records for that period show 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases – affecting 22,790 children. …

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UK – Britain’s missing babies: How thousands of children have disappeared from council care in the last two years – and one infant still can’t be found

Almost 5,000 children  – including babies – disappeared from council care 19 babies have vanished for months at a time, the figures reveal The statistics, unveiled under FOI, have been called ‘alarming’ by NSPCC   Almost 5,000 children  – including babies – have disappeared from council care in the past two years, new figures have …

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WALES/ENGLAND – Top family judge adjourns father’s contact case amid legal aid impasse

Sir James Munby calls for justice secretary’s intervention amid concerns that man’s lack of legal aid could disadvantage child   The judge said there was a risk that, if the process of deciding on a man’s contact with his son was not fair to one parent, that unfairness might ultimately disadvantage the child. Image posed …

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