Family Law Hub

Parental Responsibility

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  • Mother's applications for 1) termination of the father's parental responsibility in respect of one the children; 2) permission to change the forename and surnames of both children; 3) the making of a s.91(14) order preventing the father from making any application in respect of the children without permission of the court first being obtained, were all allowed. Judgment, 12/10/2018, free
  • The latest in a series of cases where there were errors with the paperwork in the fertility clinic. The President made a declaration that the applicant was the legal parent of the child. Judgment, 30/05/2018, free
  • Parental order was granted to a married couple where the marriage was platonic. The President confirmed that a sexual relationship is not necessary for there to be a valid marriage. Judgment, 14/03/2018, free
  • Judgment concerning, among other things, the mother's application to be able to rename her children without reference to the father, who lives in Iran, and to restrict the father's parental responsibility. Judgment, 12/12/2017, free
  • Another case in which the fertility clinic had not complied with the administrative process leading to ambiguity over the parentage of the children. Here, the clinic in question had attempted to rectify the position by contacting the clients concerned and asking them to sign a written declaration. Sir James Munby confirmed that a parental order must be obtained by order of the court. Judgment, 16/10/2017, free

Latest know-how

Latest training

  • Two webcasts taken from a webinar first broadcast live on 20 June 2017 Webcast, 22/06/2017, members only
  • 6 questions relating to the recorded webinar on Surrogacy and Parental Orders presented by Martin Kingerley on 30 June 2015. CPD course, 23/07/2015, members only
  • Marisa Allman of 36 Bedford Row provides a thorough grounding on the legal issues that couples need to consider before raising a family through non-traditional routes. Webcast, 06/07/2015, members only
  • Training notes to accompany Piers Pressdee QC's webinar on Private Children Law, recorded on 15 October 2013 Training note, 24/10/2013, members only
  • 6 questions relating to a webinar by Piers Pressdee QC of 29 Bedford Row, recorded on 15 October 2013. This course, once successfully passed, will count towards 1.5 hours of accredited CPD. CPD course, 22/10/2013, members only


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