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Bloomsburry Family law

Children

Child law update

Pauline Fowler and Alison Burt scrutinise: Adoption and Children Act 2002; the position of step-parents in adoption; intercountry adoption; increasing adoption; amendments to the Children Act; the Victoria Climbié Report; unknown perpetrator cases; guardians; and managing public law cases

Dexter Ltd (in administrative receivership) v Vlieland-Boddy [2003] EWCA Civ 14

Civil Procedure - Company Law - Company took proceedings against director for misappropriation of funds - Director abandoned defence and company obtained judgment - Company issued proceedings against others allegedly involved in fraudulent scheme and receipt of money - Further proceedings against other defendants not abuse of process - Application by defendants to strike out rightly dismissed

R v Chapman

Sentencing - Public Order - Violent disorder - Copycat riot - Large number of youths - Stones thrown at police - Riot lasted for four hours - Appellant actively involved for 15 minutes - Three years’ detention not manifestly excessive - Public Order Act 1986, s 2

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