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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Radical reforms for parental leave and flexible working proposed – Home Office

Posted May 18th, 2011 in flexible working, news, parental rights, sex discrimination by tracey

“Theresa May, the Home Secretary and minister for women and equalities, today backed a consultation on modernising Britain’s workplace laws.”

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Home Office, 16th May 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Anger as new parental leave law ‘flies in face’ of pledge to cut red tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 17th, 2011 in consultations, employment, news, parental rights by sally

“The Government has been accused of ‘saying one thing and doing another’ after bringing in new employment rules less than a week after announcing a review of workplace law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Flexible working regulations for parents to be scrapped – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2011 in flexible working, news, parental rights by sally

“The government is to scrap regulations due to come into force next month that would have given parents with children under 17 the right to request flexible working as part of a package of measures to reduce bureaucracy for businesses.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother who hid baby from husband loses fight to keep her secret – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2011 in adoption, concealing birth, confidentiality, news, parental rights by sally

“A mother who kept her baby a secret from her husband has been told she can not have the boy adopted after judges refused to back ‘a great lie’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Principal Reporter v K and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in children, contact orders, human rights, law reports, parental rights, Scotland by sally

Principal Reporter v K and others [2010] UKSC 56; [2010] WLR (D) 332

“Positive procedural obligations inherent in the right to respect for family life required sufficient safeguards to be put in place so that a parent or other person whose family life with the child was at risk in the proceedings was given a proper opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Lesbian mother loses battle to stop gay father spending time with children – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A lesbian mother has lost her Appeal Court battle to stop the wealthy gay father of her two children spending more time with them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay man and woman in court battle over children – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A gay man and woman are fighting a bitter court battle over their two children born by artificial insemination.”

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The Independent, 8th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk