Step-parents: All in the family

Beth Mason sets out the position in law of step-parents and the remedies available to preserve their relationship with a step-child ‘In situations where a step-parent has day-to-day care of a child, but does not have the ability to authorise medical treatment, for example, the implications could be serious.’ Family lawyers are, of course, very …
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Cases Referenced

  • Dawson v Wearmouth [1999] UKHL 18
  • R v P (No.2) [2019] EWHC 2175 (Fam)
  • R v R [2011] EWHC 1535 (Fam)
  • Re R (a minor) [2001] EWCA Civ 1344
  • Re W, Re A, Re B (Change of Name) [1999] EWCA Civ 2030