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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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Change of name of a childCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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21st Sep
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Does a father have parental responsibility where the mother and father married and divorced outside the jurisdiction, the mother has remarried and...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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The effect of an unmarried father acquiring parental responsibilityWhen an unmarried father is granted parental responsibility for his child the main...
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18th Aug
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Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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18th Aug
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Procedure—parental responsibility applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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18th Aug
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Following a divorce, do both parents (both holding parental responsibility) have a right to information regarding a trust of which their child is a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug
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Acquisition of parental responsibility by unmarried fathersWho has parental responsibility?At birth•where the parents were married to each other, or...
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15th Aug
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Do both parties with parental responsibility for a child need to complete, sign and consent to an application for a passport for their child?The...
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15th Aug
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Exercise of parental responsibilitySharing parental responsibilityMore than one person may have parental responsibility for the same child at the same...
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15th Aug
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Where a father has been registered as the father of a child in a foreign jurisdiction, will he acquire parental responsibility in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug
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Acquisition of parental responsibility by step-parents and othersStep-parentsSince 30 December 2005 a step-parent who is married to or the civil...
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15th Aug
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Private children proceedings in ScotlandCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued regarding all proceedings in Scotland during the coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Gibbons of Harper Macleod LLP 15th Aug
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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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15th Aug
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Acquisition of parental responsibility by female parentsWho has parental responsibility?At birth•where the parents were married to each other at the...
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