Termination of Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility Jess Purchase Unit Chambers

There are various routes by which a person can acquire parental responsibility (“PR”) for a child. But what are the options for removing or restricting PR before it automatically ends once the child reaches 18?  In any case, regardless of how PR was acquired, the welfare of the child is the Court’s paramount consideration when determining whether […]

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Redressing the Balance in the Financial Remedies Court

Transparency in the Family Courts

The Family Court system is currently experiencing a sea change with respect to transparency and openness, having long been a secretive and largely misunderstood area of law. We are starting to see strides towards change with the publication of Confidence and Confidentiality: Transparency in the Family Courts. Alongside this, Mostyn J and HHJ Hess, as […]

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International Law: Hague and Non-Hague cases

International Law Hague vs non-Hague convention

Teertha Gupta QC, 4PB London and Door Tenant at Unit Chambers recently talked at the Liverpool Law Society Private Child Law Conference on the topic of international law and Hague and non-Hague Convention cases, this article is a transcript from his recent talk. The 1988 Hague Convention is a fast-track return to the country of […]

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One Year of Unit Chambers: A Word from our CEO

Lisa Edmunds Unit Chambers

Over the last twelve months I feel a sense of great pride and real satisfaction because we’ve completely surpassed our expectations. We’ve gone from a team of one, it was just me this time last year, to a really strong and supportive team of fourteen. Not only that, we’ve seen an increase in the work […]

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