Fundamental principles

Fundamental principles guidance:

The welfare of more than one child In situations where the welfare of two children who have conflicting interests is inextricably linked, the court must decide whether...

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In Re G (children) (residence: same-sex partner) Baroness Hale summarised the three ways in which an individual can become a parent (at paras [33-35]), ie: • genetic...

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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 8. Applications for...

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The paramountcy principle When any court determines any question with respect to: • the upbringing of the child, or • the administration of the child's property or the...

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In the Family Court sitting at [court name] No: [case number] The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 section 54 The Family Procedure Rules 2010 Part 13, rule...

Precedents

In the Family Court sitting at [court name] No: [case number] Sitting at [insert place] The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 section 54 The [child OR children]...

Precedents

This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, medical treatment standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, on 6 June...

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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, parental order standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, on 6 June...

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The principle of avoidance of delay In any proceedings in which any question with respect to the upbringing of a child arises, the court must have regard to the general...

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The no order principle When the court is considering whether or not to make one or more orders under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) with respect to a child, it must not...

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Application of the checklist The Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) contains a checklist of factors (commonly referred to as the statutory checklist or the welfare checklist)...

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Presumption of continued parental involvement When section 11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into force on 22 October 2014 it amended section 1 of...

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Presumption of continued parental involvement Pursuant to section 1(2A) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), which was inserted by section 11 of the Children and Families...

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