Rights of Grandparents in Children Proceedings

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Grandparents have become more and more involved in the lives of their grandchildren yet their legal position is still vague and uncertain.

This on-demand title will set out what remedies are available and what action grandparents can take should they become caught up in family breakup or disharmony. It will also consider Special Guardianship Orders and possible future changes in law and procedure. The presenter has represented and advised grandparents in both private and public law proceedings over many years.

Learning objectives:

  • Grandparents - the current position
  • Orders available to grandparents in private and public law proceedings
  • Permission to file applications for court orders
  • Acquisition of Parental Responsibility
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • The cases of Re J, Re A & Re C

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Stuart Barlow

Solicitor • Bhatia Best

Stuart has written articles and training material on various Family Law subjects for the Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, The Barrister Magazine, the Resolution 'The Review' and the Family Law Journal.

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