- In what circumstances will a court order a change of name for a child? (Re B and another (Change of Names: Parental Responsibility: Evidence))
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- What issues did this case raise?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- How did the court approach the application to change the forenames and surname of the children?
- How did the court approach the application to restrict the exercise of parental responsibility?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
Family analysis: Mai-Ling Savage, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, examines the issues in the case of Re B and another (Change of Names: Parental Responsibility: Evidence), which included an application by the mother to change her children’s names and a prohibited steps order restricting the father’s ability to exercise his parental responsibility.
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