News and views from Johnson Astills

A round up of the latest legal news relating to Family Law, Property, Wills and Probate, Child Care
and Crime as well as what’s happening at Emery Johnson Astills.

Use the category links on the right to read older articles by subject.

Refuge & The Right To Vote

This year is the centenary of the first women being granted the right to vote and 90 years since women won the equal right to vote. Women felt they should … Continue reading

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What is a Child Protection Conference?

A Child Protection Conference is generally held following a referral and investigations by the Local Authority in relation to a particular child and their situation. The test for convening a … Continue reading

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Drones: New Technology v. Old English Law

At Emery Johnson Astills we are alert to technological innovation and the implications this has with the criminal law.

Professional and amateur use of drones has increased significantly over the … Continue reading

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How do human rights protect children and parents in care proceedings?

A person’s human rights are protected under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights. The protection of a person’s human rights is paramount in all Continue reading

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Help to Buy ISA : Finding your way onto the property market

If you are a first-time buyer, putting your cash in a Help to Buy ISA is a no-brainer. You will require a minimum of £1,600.00 saved and the maximum bonus Continue reading

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#MeToo

The #metoo movement is one of the most high-profile issues currently in the media, a hash tag campaign against sexual violence. According to the Guardian, twitter reported that the hash … Continue reading

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What is Disclosure in a Criminal Case?

You may have heard of a number of high profile rape and other serious cases collapsing recently due to a lack of disclosure. But what is disclosure?  As experts in … Continue reading

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Role of the Children’s Guardian in Care Proceedings

Social services have a statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. If there are serious concerns about the safety or welfare of your child then social … Continue reading

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Why would you not?

The following is based on research undertaken by Scottish Widows and published in the Financial Times:-

  • In 2016 there were 107,071 divorces.
  • 10,000 people were surveyed.
  • More than 50% would
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Legal representation: When Social Services are involved

If you require legal representation in relation to Child Law matters do not hesitate to call our Care Team at Emery Johnson Astills on 0116 255 4855 or email us … Continue reading

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