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More fathers jailed over child support – The Independent

“Growing numbers of fathers are being sent to prison for missed child maintenance payments, prompting complaints that the sentences are disproportionate and undermine any chance of dads supporting their children.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Beesley and another – WLR Daily

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Beesley and another [2010] EWCA Civ 1344; [2010] WLR (D) 304

“The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission was not a creditor of a non-resident parent of a child, who was in arrears as to payment of child support and had other debts, and was therefore not capable of being bound by his individual voluntary arrangement within the meaning of s 260(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986.”

WLR Daily, 29th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Court rules UK child maintenance laws discriminated against same-sex couples – The Guardian

“The European Court of Human Rights has declared that rules on child maintenance prior to introduction of the Civil Partnership Act discriminated against those in same-sex relationships.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian mother cannot be forced to pay maintenance – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian whose former partner bore a child through artificial insemination cannot be ordered to pay any maintenance, a High Court judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Reprieve for ‘hero’ father over Child Support Agency demand – Daily Telegraph

“The Child Support Agency has issued a reprieve to a ‘hero’ father whose daughter was threatening legal action over its treatment of him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Child support investigators get new spying powers – Daily Telegraph

“The agency responsible for tracing absent parents is to be given access to phone and email records for the first time, under Home Office rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Why the CSA must target parents who avoid maintenance – The Times

“Janet Paraskeva explains why new powers are not threatening anyone’s civil liberties.”

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The Times, 30th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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