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billybobster Sat 18-May-13 11:56:23

Please don't remove this MNHQ!

I am a very regular poster but this blog outs me completely so I am posting the link under a namechange - I am sure many can hazard a guess.

My blog is under construction here but I would welcome your thoughts. I am happy to add a parents' stories page if people would like to share anonymised stories.

I have other lawyers who are in the process of adding tips/info to it and several other firms confirming the free initial consultation.

I hope it will be of use to parents starting out - that is its only purpose!!

Oh and a big thank you for a poster (can't remember who blush ) who suggested the name ages ago.

Let me have your thoughts - I value them greatly.

rosielou678 Sat 18-May-13 12:34:20

Oh well done! I've just started to have a look through and it looks very good. If I hear one more time the term 'in the best interests of the child' I swear I'll throw something at whoever says it! grin

Hopefully soon I'll be able to give you my whole story and mine will be a success for my child smile

Summerloading Sat 18-May-13 13:01:23

flowers looking really good and accessible. Thank you smile

CheeseToasty Sat 18-May-13 15:43:29

Looks really good. Well done.

nostoppingme Sun 19-May-13 00:19:38

Pretty amazing. I think you should put it in book format and publish it too; make some money from all the information and advice you are giving.

MareeeyaDoloures Sun 19-May-13 00:50:03

Its's amazing. will comment in detail when I can,

but thanks Brilliant!

rosielou678 Sun 19-May-13 08:18:50

Something that’s puzzled my non-legal layman’s eyes for ages… When does ‘something’ become case law? Is it a decision that took place during the First Tier process? Or is it when it goes on up higher ie when there’s been an appeal by either party? How does it become ‘case law’?

Handywoman Sun 19-May-13 08:22:28

Love this. Well done <claps enthusiastically>

Summerloading Sun 19-May-13 08:39:14

I chanced upon this today and though something along these lines might be helpful? It gives actual appeal cases and judgments which make fascinating reading.

Cases from SN mumsnetters of course, suitably anonymised smile

www.douglassilassolicitors.co.uk/OurStory.html

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 09:15:07

Thanks folks. It is a work in progress so keep checking back.

Summerloading - that is great. I linked to Douglas Silas but didn't see that page. I shall link directly to it.

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 09:23:53

Roiselou - case law comes from courts which can bind other courts by the principle of stare decisis (precedent).

So it depends on the court. The FTT cannot bind but the UTT can. They are bound by the judgments of higher courts - Court of Appeal etc.

Basically, courts you can appeal to tend to be courts of record which can appeal.

rosielou678 Sun 19-May-13 09:35:07

Thanks for the explanation on how something because case law - very helpful.

The David Wolfe case law document you linked to on your blog is very very useful for me. So thank you for linking to it. thanks

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 09:46:13

David Wolfe is an absolute super star too. Very senior lawyer, very sympathetic to parents and committed to helping.

rosielou678 Sun 19-May-13 10:00:05

Yes he is - I've read other of his documents but not come across the one that you had linked to. Because it's only 6 months old, there is some extremely useful recent case law he has on it grin

multiplenames Sun 19-May-13 10:51:24

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Wow, I thought this would be you. It was me that came up with the name under one of my many aliases wink.
I could really do with advice after uncovering some really serious issues but not being able to afford any legal help. Can I pm you at all?

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 11:16:36

Thank you - of course!!!! I owe you for the name.

flowwithit Sun 19-May-13 11:28:03

That's a brilliant blog thank you very much thanks

multiplenames Sun 19-May-13 12:18:24

Message sent - would appreciate any advice. Really don't think I can handle this on my own as it's the kind of thing you hear about in the news sad

Levantine Sun 19-May-13 12:36:15

Amazing blog! thank you so so much, just what I need right now flowers

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 12:41:01

Thanks for all your feedback folks!

Do let me know if there is anything you would like me to add.

Mulitiple - will have a look at your PM. Maybe later or tomorrow before I can get back to you.

multiplenames Sun 19-May-13 12:46:13

O.k, thanks very much.

Nerfmother Sun 19-May-13 14:18:48

Am going to look with interest; think I can hazard a guess at up, so am thinking good things. Lots of issues to be covered I think, well done - thank god it's not another mummy blog!

babiki Sun 19-May-13 16:15:11

It's great! Well done you!!

billybobster Sun 19-May-13 16:30:36

Definitely not a mummyblog - or maybe an angry mummy blog!!!

Seriously, though, if you think of any topic areas which are missing, let me know

babiki Sun 19-May-13 16:35:21

I can't think of anything, it looks perfect.

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