Surrogacy: BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ storyline highlights legal issues for parents – Family Law

Posted October 4th, 2019 in birth certificates, change of name, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Rachel Cooper, barrister, Coram Chambers, discusses current UK surrogacy legislation in relation to modern reproductive practices.’

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Family Law, 3rd October 2019


Firm told to compensate transgender client for using birth name – Legal Futures

Posted March 26th, 2019 in change of name, compensation, law firms, news, ombudsmen, transgender persons by sally

‘A law firm that addressed a transgender woman by her birth name has been ordered to pay compensation by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO).’

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Legal Futures, 26th March 2019


Analysis – Removal of parental responsibility: C v D and another [2018] EWHC 3312 (Fam) – Family Law

‘Anthony Gold’s Victoria Brown looks at cases in which the court will decide to remove parental responsibility from a father as they are exceptional.’

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Family Law, 31st January 2019


Transgender teenager who killed himself ‘was angry at school’ over name change – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2017 in change of name, inquests, news, school children, suicide, transgender persons by sally

‘A transgender teenager who killed himself “was angry with [his] school” after it refused to grant him permission to officially change his name, an inquest into his death has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2017


Mother wins court battle to change child’s ‘tainted’ middle name – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in appeals, change of name, children, family courts, legal aid, names, news by sally

‘A mother who no longer liked her child’s middle name has won the right to have it removed in a legal challenge costing thousands of pounds in legal aid.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2017


Archer v Titchener: what would a family court decide? – Family Law Week

Posted September 30th, 2016 in change of name, children, custody, domestic violence, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, Pauline Troy, Emma Romer and Eilidh Gardner, all barristers at 42 Bedford Row, consider the family law implications for the Archer family following Helen’s much-publicised acquittal in the criminal court.’

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Family law Week, 21st September 2016


Plan to give adopted children new identities to stop birth parents finding them – Daily Telegraph

‘Social services ask High Court to give two young children new names and even cut links with other siblings to protect them from abusive parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2014


Changing a Child’s Name – Family Law Week

Posted September 30th, 2013 in change of name, children, news by sally

“Charlotte Rachael Proudman, barrister at 1 Mitre Court Buildings provides legal guidance on applications to change a child’s name, whether forename or surname, during private law children proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 29th September 2013


Ashford Borough Council v Barratt and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2011 in change of name, law reports, listed buildings, planning by sally

“Although the common way of identifying a building was by its name and address, nothing in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 precluded the list of listed buildings from using other sorts of identifying detail, such as verbal descriptions, map references, post-codes, explanatory notes, or photographs.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2011


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

Paedophile name-change ‘danger’ threatens Sarah’s Law – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2010 in change of name, child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“A law being brought in to protect children from sex offenders will be undermined because it is too easy for them to change their name without informing the authorities, a children’s charity has warned.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2010


In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in change of name, grandparents, guardianship, law reports by sally

Child’s emotional identity needs supersede grandparents’ wishes

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order

Court of Appeal 

“The power to order a child, subject to a special guardianship order, to be known by a new surname should not be exercised by the court if it would interfere with the child’s emotional identity needs.”

The Times, 11th April 2007


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