Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers several recent important judgments covering a range of private law issues concerning children.”

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Family Law Week, 23rd May 2012

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Discriminatory basis of Child Tax Credit is justified, rules Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 17th, 2012 in news, parental rights, sex discrimination, Supreme Court, tax credits by sally

“A person’s entitlement to Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a ‘possession’ for the purposes of article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th May 2012

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Refusal of child care leave to female prisoners was unlawful, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 17th, 2012 in human rights, news, parental rights, prisons, women by sally

“The prison authorities had acted unlawfully in restricting childcare resettlement leave to prisoners who were within two years of their release date and had been allocated to ‘open’ conditions.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th April 2012

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Researching Relocation Disputes in First Instance Courts – Family Law Week

Posted April 16th, 2012 in appeals, children, contact orders, news, parental rights by sally

“Dr Rob George, Fellow in Law at the University of Oxford and Associate Tenant at Harcourt Chambers, discusses relocation disputes and his on-going research into how these cases are dealt with in the first instance courts of England and Wales.”

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Family Law Week, 13th April 2012

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Alternative Families and Children: A review of the recent case of A v B and C – Family Law Week

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, families, news, parental rights by sally

“Alex Verdan QC and Charles Hale, both of 4 Paper Buildings, counsel for the father in A v B and C, consider the lessons that can be learned by practitioners from the Court of Appeal judgment.”

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Family Law Week, 5th April 2012

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Gay father wins right to be involved in son’s life – The Guardian

“The gay father of a two-year-old boy living with his lesbian mother and her partner has won the right to be involved in his life in a landmark ruling that could have significant implications for ‘alternative families’.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2012

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Women should get time out of jail to see their children, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2012 in detention, human rights, news, parental rights, release on licence, women by sally

“Female prisoners should be allowed time out of jail to see their children, the High Court ruled yesterday after dismissing Kenneth Clarke’s attempts to restrict women from doing so.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2012

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Family courts pioneer shared parenting orders – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2012 in family courts, news, parental rights, residence orders by sally

“Judges and lawyers are already anticipating the government’s proposed reforms to the status of separated parents by pioneering ‘shared residence orders’, according to a leading family solicitor.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2012

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted February 8th, 2012 in families, news, parental responsibility, parental rights, surrogacy by sally

“Alex Verdan QC reviews the most significant of the latest judgments in private law Children applications.”

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2012

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Major overhaul to reform family justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2012 in adoption, delay, family courts, news, parental rights by sally

“Children and Families in England and Wales will benefit from major reforms to the family justice system which will tackle delays, streamline processes and rebuild trust.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th February 2012

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Government backs ‘shared parenting’ legislation after separation – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in children, divorce, families, news, parental rights, reports by sally

“Fathers and mothers should be entitled to a legally binding ‘presumption of shared parenting’ after separation, the government has announced, rejecting advice by an independent review on family justice.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Girls’ secret father wins right to be on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in birth certificates, news, parental rights, paternity by tracey

“A father of twin girls must be identified on their birth certificates even though his children do not know he is their father, judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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Couple who used Indian surrogates can bring children up as their own rules judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2011 in embryology, news, parental rights, surrogacy by sally

“An English couple who paid Indian women to have their babies can keep them and bring them up as their own ruled one of Britain’s top judges, Sir Nicholas Wall ruled today (6 December).”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2011

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Divorced fathers will not get legal right to access – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2011 in adoption, divorce, family courts, news, parental rights, reports by sally

“Fathers who have gone through divorce or separation will not be granted a legal right to guarantee that their child has “a meaningful relationship with both parents”, according to a long-awaited report on family law.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

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Fathers denied a right to see children – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2011 in children, custody, legislation, news, parental rights by michael

“The Daily Telegraph has learnt that plans to enshrine in law that a child has a ‘meaningful relationship with both parents’ are likely to be dropped.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2011

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Judge reveals distress at ruling teenager cannot keep child – Daily Telegraph

“A teenage mother has lost her fight to be allowed to bring up the daughter she gave birth to when she was just 14 years old.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2011

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The child with two mothers and two fathers who went to court over her – The Guardian

“A high court judge’s ruling reveals the importance of deciding on parental roles before embarking on artificial insemination.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Judges weaken rules on paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2011 in child abuse, human rights, news, parental rights, sexual offences by sally

“Paedophiles have won unsupervised access to their own children because it would breach their human rights to keep them apart, judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2011

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Ministers ready to block foreign criminals using family rights to dodge justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 20th, 2011 in deportation, human rights, news, parental rights by sally

“A number of senior ministers are ready to back calls for changes in the law which could prevent foreign criminals from claiming the right to a family life to avoid being deported, it can be revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2011

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Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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