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Adopted Girl Wins Landmark Case

An adopted 14-year-old girl has won a landmark case to return to her biological family in what is being dubbed a “highly exceptional” ruling.

As a result of the ruling the adoptive order that was set up ten years ago has since been revoked and the teenager has also been able to change her surname to that of her birth mother.

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Family Court Open Days Called For By Judiciary

The Vulnerable Witnesses and Children Working Group have called for annual open days for children in their latest report.

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Majority of UK Approves of New Childcare Rules

According to a survey carried out on behalf of the UK Government, the majority of adults in the UK approve of the new shared parental leave regulations coming into effect in April this year.

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Calls for Same-sex Marriage in Jersey

As part of its campaign to ensure that anyone who wants a wedding is able to have one, the TUC has written to Jersey’s chief minister to ask him to support the introduction of equal marriage on the island.

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Forced Marriage is now a Crime

Forcing someone to marry against their will is now a criminal offence in England and Wales, the Government has announced.

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