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Monthly Family Law Archives: November 2017

Convicted sexual abuser still has parental responsibility

A man convicted for sexually abusing his own children has maintained parental responsibility over them, the BBC has reported. The man… Read More

MoJ warns on reliability of old forensic tests in family cases and issues guidan...

The Ministry of Justice has announced that the government has been made aware that police are looking into the potentia… Read More

Mother knows best? A closer look at the role of kinship carers

An estimated 200,000 children in the UK are raised by people oth… Read More

Re D (A Child): Can a parent give consent to a teenager's confinement?

In February 2017, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider, among others, the question of whether someone with parental responsibility can consent to a confinement that would otherwise b… Read More

Covert recordings in family proceedings

In the recent case of Re B (A Child) , the father of a girl, aged 11, in alleging that the mother had been deliberately alienating him, sought to rely on covert recordings of con… Read More

Surrogate mother loses appeal to keep child after reneging on surrogacy agreemen...

A surrogate mother has lost the appeal to keep the child she delivered in a decision at the Royal Courts of Justice after t… Read More