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Ministry of Justice Fall Short of Target

Latest figures released by the Ministry of Justice reveal that the average length of care proceedings are 14 weeks over a strict new target set to be introduced in April. A 26-week limit for the average length of care proceedings was included in the Children and Families Bill, currently going through Parliament, aiming to ensure

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Cuts for Expert Family Witnesses

Cuts to the Legal Aid budget have seen the fee for experts asked to give evidence in care proceedings cases reduced by 20%. The court pays an hourly rate in such cases to experts who are Independent Social Workers, Child Psychiatrists and Paediatricians. It is argued by the Confederation of Independent Social Workers and the

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Lasting Powers of Attorney go Electronic to Criticism

Significant changes in the process of applying for lasting powers of attorney (LPA) are underway as the Ministry of Justice has lifted the requirement for all grants to be made on paper. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 created LPA and the original system struggled to cope with demand, according to the Office of the Public

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Married couples tax break to make no Financial Gain

Accountants have warned that the tax break for married couples, which was announced earlier this year by David Cameron will make little financial gain for many families across Britain. There is a real fear that many couples will need to complete a complex self-assessment tax return to receive this tax break, adding complication to what

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