October 16, 2019

A mother has lost her appeal against a special guardianship order which placed her children in the care of their paternal grandparents.

The case involved children who had been the subject of a child protection plan due to parental neglect.

An order was made and the child...

June 26, 2019

Grandparents are playing an ever-increasing role in the lives of their grandchildren, often providing free childcare to enable the parents to go out to work.

Most of these relationships run smoothly to everyone’s benefit but occasionally, problems arise that break that...

September 18, 2018

A judge had underestimated the powers of a grandmother who is fighting a legal battle to become her grandchild’s foster carer.

That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving the welfare on an 18-month old baby.

The baby had been in foster care since bir...

August 8, 2018

Grandparents may be granted stronger legal rights to see their grandchildren under proposals being considered by Prime Minister Theresa May and the Ministry of Justice.

Justice Minister Lucy Frazer said her department was considering changing the law so there is a “pres...

May 8, 2018

The parents of a sperm donor have been granted the right to see their biological grandchild.

The case involved a same-sex couple and a friend who had agreed to donate his sperm, so they could have a baby.

For the first few years of the child’s life, the donor saw him eve...

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