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Do Grandparents have a right to see their grandchildren?

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I am frequently asked what grandparents’ rights are when they have been prevented from seeing their grandchildren. It is a sad truth that grandparents do not have an automatic right to spend time with their grandchildren, and we see all to often after...

Government to increase Court fees for Divorce

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In December 2013, the Coalition Government consulted on increasing the fee payable to issue divorce proceedings from £410 to £750. This week the Government announced in its response to a fees consultation that it will increase the...

Adoption Update

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Recently new statistics in relation to adoption were released. They show not only an increase in the number of children being adopted in England, but also that the number of adoptions is at the highest it has been since 1992. There were 5,050 looked after...

Adoption- Myth busting?

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There has been a lot in the news today about the markedly reduced number of children being put forward for adoption, compared to this time last year. The latest statistics confirm that there are more children in care by Local Authorities than there were...

Presumption of Parental Involvement

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The President of the Family Law division Sir James Munby has confirmed that on 22nd October 2014 S.11 of the Children and Families Act 2014 will come in to force. This Section inserts new Sections 1(2)A, 1(2)B, 1(6) and 1(7)into the Children Act 1989. ...

Forced Caesarean Case - Public interest or interesting to the public?

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What next for media access to the family courts? On 01 December 2013 the press ‘broke’ the ‘saga of baby snatched from the womb’. We were told firstly by the Sunday Telegraph, that a mother who suffered...