Surrogacy Law / HFEA Update – Family Law Week

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent surrogacy judgments and the latest cases concerning administrative errors relating to consent forms and the HFEA.’

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Family Law Week, 21st June 2017

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Bullying mother robbed teenage son of his childhood by convincing him he was dying, judge says – Daily Telegraph

‘A “bullying” mother robbed her teenage son of his childhood by convincing him he was dying, a judge has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays – The Guardian

‘The ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time has been upheld by the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Surrogacy Law /HFEA Update (February 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent surrogacy cases in this jurisdiction, developments in the European Court of Human Rights, calls for law reform and recent judgments concerning administrative errors by fertility clinics.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd February 2017

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Adopting Scottish Children in England – Family Law Week

‘Lorraine Cavanagh, barrister of St Johns Buildings, explains the implications of a recent important judgment of the President concerning the English courts’ recognition of permanence orders of Scottish children.’

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Family Law Week, 14th February 2017

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Kirklees council breached parents’ human rights by removing baby – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2017 in care orders, human rights, local government, news, parental responsibility by sally

‘Social workers have been accused of breaching the human rights of a couple after their week-old baby was taken off them in hospital when the father praised “the benefits of formula milk”.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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The right of a natural father without parental responsibility to receive notice of adoption proceedings – No. 5 Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in adoption, news, notification, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

‘This short article examines the law concerning the right of a natural father without parental responsibility to receive notice of adoption proceedings relating to his child.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 19th September 2016

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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

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Couple told they must adopt own baby after failing to check tick box on form – The Independent

Posted August 30th, 2016 in adoption, assisted reproduction, documents, news, parental responsibility by sally

‘A centimetre of ink” nearly came between a couple and their child when the pair were told by a hospital they would have to adopt their child after failing to cross a tick box on a fertility treatment form.’

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The Independent, 29th August 2016

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Father’s hopes for single parent surrogacy law change – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in equality, human rights, news, parental responsibility, surrogacy by tracey

‘A father who won a groundbreaking legal case on Britain’s surrogacy laws has told the BBC he hopes he will soon be given the same rights as other parents.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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ParentPlan: A Suggested New Solution? – Park Square Barristers

‘There appears to be a comparatively new suggested solution to the continued problems of Private Law proceedings and Christopher Ferguson , member of Park Square Barrister’s renowned family team, is seeking to canvass the views of anyone who has had experience of it. It is called ParentPlan (with no gap between the Parent and the Plan) and comes with the phrase “Keeping Parents Connected.” Details of it were in the Spring edition of the legal magazine Family Affairs, in an article written by one of its designers.’

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Park Square Barristers, 21st July 2016

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Surrogacy – Child Arrangement Orders – Park Square Barristers

‘This article summarises the recent landmark decision in Re Z (surrogacy agreements) (Child Arrangements Orders) [2016] EWFC 34 whereby the Court awarded full care of the child to the surrogate Mother.’

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Park Square Barristers, 11th July 2016

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Council to challenge term-time holiday decision – BBC News

‘A court decision not to fine a father who took his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is set to be challenged.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Father who won High Court school holidays case eyes group litigation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The man who defeated Isle of Wight Council in a high-profile court battle over the enforcement of a fine imposed for taking his daughter to Florida during term time has unveiled plans to take forward group litigation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th June 2016

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act Incompatible with Convention Rights – Cloisters

‘Catriona Stirling considers the case of Z (a child) (No.2) [2016] EWHC 1191 (Fam), in which Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has made a declaration under s.4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) that s. 54(1) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA) is incompatible with Article 8 together with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Cloisters, 26th May 2016

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Father should be allowed to apply for parental responsibility following surrogacy – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Z (A Child) (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1191 (Fam) 20 May 2016. The Court of Protection has granted an order for a declaration of incompatibility with Convention rights of a section in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act on grounds of discrimination.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th May 2016

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Surrogacy laws for single parents to change after court ruling – BBC News

‘Surrogacy laws which prevent single people from claiming parental rights are set to change following a ruling by the Family Division of the High Court.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2016

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Term-time holiday court ruling will cause ‘confusion’ – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in fines, holidays, news, parental responsibility, school children, truancy by sally

‘A High Court ruling backing a parent who refused to pay a fine for taking his child on holiday in term time will cause “huge confusion”, an MP has said.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2016

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High Court to rule on Isle of Wight term-time holiday case – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2016 in fines, holidays, news, parental responsibility, school children, truancy by tracey

‘The case of a father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is due to be heard by the High Court. Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer as, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly. But Isle of Wight Council has asked the High Court to clarify whether a seven-day absence amounts to a child failing to attend regularly.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2016

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