In cases of alleged physical child abuse, it is vital to determine the exact nature of the injury the child has suffered to begin assessing if it was caused accidentally or deliberately (non-accidental).  One of the most important tools used by those responsible for reporting and assessing children’s injuries is a body map.  This allows the person to record the nature and location of an injury in a visual way to help establish possible patterns in, or causes of, the injuries. These body maps

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Committing a motoring offence will often be the first and only time that many people find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Having probably lead a previously unblemished life, the experience of being arrested or receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution can be both upsetting and frightening. Knowing how you can help if a loved one is charged with a motoring offence will do a lot to lessen their concerns and achieve a successful outcome. How you can help Firstly, find out what motoring offence

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Edward Hayes Lawyers has been recognized and recommended again in respect of its work in serious injury/abuse cases and public law children matters. Christopher Hayes and Stephanie Dew are ‘very able’ alongside the ‘very hardworking’ Family Law Team.

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The Family Law Team represented the Mother of two children removed in to Local Authority foster care after allegations of non-accidental injury.  The Portsmouth family are delighted the case has concluded and their children are coming home.  The family said "I would like to thank the Family Law Team very much for all their priceless advice, assistance and above all their hard work up to now. We can't thank them enough for all their efforts and understanding throughout this difficult situation."

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Just what could mild-mannered IT contractor Edward Snowden have in common with the notorious Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs? While their backgrounds, and most certainly their occupations, are poles apart, they have both been subject to extradition requests (one successful, in the case of Biggs, the other not, so far). Extradition is where one country requests that another returns an individual in order for them to stand trial, be sentenced for an offence for which they have already been convicted

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