Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born? – Family Law

Posted October 19th, 2017 in news, parental responsibility, parental rights, surrogacy, time limits by tracey

‘In the case of Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77, High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis made a parental order in respect of a child born following a surrogacy arrangement in India in 2010 – six years after the usual six month deadline, and notwithstanding that the parents had previously decided against applying.’

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Family Law, 18th October 2017

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Known Sperm Donor and Co-parenting Arrangements – a cautionary tale – Family Law Week

Posted October 19th, 2017 in agreements, assisted reproduction, children, families, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, considers the legal issues for parties involved in such arrangements.’

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Family Law Week, 18th October 2017

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Divorce and children – is shared care a right or responsibility? – Family Law

Posted October 9th, 2017 in children, custody, divorce, families, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

‘‘I know my rights’ – With that statement a family lawyer will naturally turn to s 2A of the Children Act 1989 and the presumption of parental involvement.
‘Parents do not have rights, they have responsibilities’ – Arguably one is now considering the court’s overriding objective and paramount consideration as set out in s 1 of the Children Act 1989 which highlights the welfare of any child.’

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Family Law, 5th October 2017

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Judge refuses to order parents to take down petition over care orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in care orders, internet, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

‘Parents who objected to care decisions made about their children after applications by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council need not remove an online petition airing their grievances, the Family Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

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Charlie Gard: the wider implications – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Whilst L&RUK has been following the recent Charlie Gard case, we have not reported on the developments; the issues are beyond our remit and the medical aspects are outside our expertise. Nevertheless, the circumstances surrounding the case have raised a number of wider, more general issues, and these are considered in the following discussion.’

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Law & Religion UK, 28th July 2017

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The end of a chapter – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 26th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘“A lot of things have been said, particularly in recent days, by those who know almost nothing about this case but who feel entitled to express opinions. Many opinions have been expressed based on feelings rather than facts.”

So said Francis J, when dealing with an unusual application by Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) asking for an order, rather than a declaration, that Charlie Gard should be allowed to slip away quietly. The involvement of the White House, the Vatican, the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome and Dr. Hirano and the associated medical centre in the USA in this story demonstrates the fact that a mere declaration carries too much ambiguity to allow the hospital staff to do what the courts have approved.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th July 2017

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Judge who heard Charlie Gard case urges greater use of mediation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Mediation should be tried in all cases such as the recent dispute between Great Ormond Street Hospital and the parents of Charlie Gard, the High Court judge who heard the case has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer,25th July 2017

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Hull baby ashes inquiry: 57 parents not given ashes back – BBC News

‘Up to 57 families were not given the ashes of babies who were cremated, an investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2017

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Charlie Gard: judge to decide on parent’s ‘last wish’ that son can die at home – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, news, parental rights by sally

‘A judge will decide on Wednesday whether to grant the “last wish” of Charlie Gard’s parents and allow their son to go home to die.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2017

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Charlie Gard’s parents say his life support will be withdrawn on Friday – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2017 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Charlie Gard, the critically ill baby at the centre of a protracted legal battle, is to have his life support withdrawn by a hospital on Friday, his parents have said.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2017

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Transgender father to appeal for greater contact with ultra orthodox children – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has granted permission to the father to appeal against the decision of the High Court earlier this year. Briefly, Peter Jackson J denied a father, who now lives as a transgender person, direct contact with his five children who live with their mother in the heart of a Charedi community of ultra-orthodox Jews.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th June 2017

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Charlie Gard’s life support will be removed after his parents lose their final appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, human rights, news, parental rights by sally

‘Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will be allowed to die after his parents lost their final legal bid to take him to the USA for specialist treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2017

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Charlie Gard given six day reprieve as European Court of Human Rights says doctors must keep sick baby alive – Daily Telegraph

‘A couple who want to take their terminally ill baby son to the USA for treatment have been given a six day reprieve as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said that doctors must continue treating him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2017

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Alternative treatment for seriously ill child not in his best interests – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On Thursday 8 June the Supreme Court will be asked to grant permission to appeal in this case of a seriously ill 9 month old child whose parents wish to take him to the USA for experimental treatment that may slow his deterioration.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 2017

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Bar rolls out shared parental leave scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 30th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, news, parental rights, self-employment by sally

‘Barristers’ chambers will be required to allow self-employed members to take up to a year’s parental leave under a policy approved by the Bar Standards Board yesterday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th May 2017

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Charlie Gard’s parents lose life support court appeal – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2017 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, parental rights by tracey

‘Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to ill baby Charlie Gard, Court of Appeal judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2017

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Parents fighting to keep baby alive lose high court battle – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from a sick baby boy against his parents’ wishes, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2017

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Parents ‘should decide care of baby’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care orders, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of a seven-month-old baby who are challenging doctors in court to keep him on life support say they deserve the right to judge his care.’

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BBC News, 7th March 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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Bar Council: shared leave plan will help women reach top – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 21st, 2017 in barristers, consultations, equality, news, parental rights, self-employment, women by sally

‘The Bar Council has backed proposals by the regulator to amend rules on shared parental leave, claiming this could encourage more women to stay at the bar.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk