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Overruling a parent’s right to name their child

Published on: 26 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Overruling a parent’s right to name their child
  • Original news
  • What is the background to this case?
  • What were the key issues before the Court of Appeal?
  • How did the court approach the question of whether there is power in this jurisdiction to prevent a parent with parental responsibility from registering a child with the forename of his or her choice?
  • What are the practical implications of the court's decision?
  • Are there any unresolved issues in this area?
  • Does the case indicate any developing trends?

Article summary

Family analysis: When naming a child, where does parental responsibility (PR) end and significant harm begin? Ruth Henke QC, James Tillyard QC, Rhys Evans and Rhian Jones, barristers at Thirty Park Place Chambers, consider the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Re C (Children) (Care: Change of forename). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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