Sacha Lee considers Re Ms L and Re Ms M (declaration of parentage) [2022] EWFC 38

The world of family law has evolved greatly since its conception. The Children Act 1989 established the court’s primary focus on the best interests of the child, White v White [2000] UKHL 54 famously established a presumption of equality upon divorce, and in 2008, the HFEA came into force, providing ground-breaking and updating law regarding assisted reproduction.

Driving these legal developments are families up and down the UK who need the law to reflect their evolving family relationships and dynamics. It was only in 2015 that the outmoded concepts of ‘contact’ and ‘residence’ orders were scrapped, ushering in a new era of post-separation child arrangements. These changes heralded an end to th...

Sacha Lee
Assistant Solicitor, Children Department

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