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  Common Sense And Consent  

As several of my colleagues have written on this ‘blog, surrogacy has in recent years become a more familiar method relied on by heterosexual and same-sex couples to start a family. Melanie Kalina has, for instance, noted how the number of court orders transferring parental rights from surrogates to intended parents has increased considerably (https://hallbrown.co.uk/courts-baby-cotton-and-the-normalising-of-surrogacy/). […]

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  Cross-Border Parental Child Abduction And Crossing The Family Court  

Although the disciplines dealt with by each division of the High Court differ, all maintain a similar vigour when it comes to upholding their respective authority. As my colleague Sarah Hewitt wrote on this ‘blog last month, the Family Court is not shy in exercising the full range of powers at its disposal when it […]

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  Multiple Parents And Progress  

The change which we have seen over the course of a single generation in the very idea of what constitutes a family would seem bewildering to those living in previous centuries. Whilst the number of marriages and divorces in England and Wales have, for instance, fallen by 22 per cent and 35 per cent respectively […]

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  Disputes And The Details of Parenting  

The end of a relationship can be a terribly difficult time. No matter how well-intentioned the individuals involved are, dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or cohabitation which might have lasted many years can produce very raw emotions. Whilst most of these situations are managed amicably, they do sometimes result in the kind of […]

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  Coronavirus, Technology And The Family Courts  

 The restrictions imposed by the Government in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus have led to many people across the country being forced to cease work. Those who continue have had to find creative ways of doing so with most relying on technology to overcome the difficulty of being at home during […]

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