Custody of Child in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Brixey v Lynas (No.1)
    • House of Lords
    • 04 Jul 1996

    My Lords, to summarise, the advantage to a very young child of being with its mother is a consideration which must be taken into account in deciding where lie its best interests in custody proceedings in which the mother is involved. It is neither a presumption nor a principle but rather recognition of a widely held belief based on practical experience and the workings of nature.

  • L v L (Custody of Child)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 05 Feb 1980

    I must say that one feels a great deal of sympathy for the father who, as far as one can see, has done nothing wrong whatsoever except perhaps in his character: being a little too severe, being a little too forthcoming, and being not quite open and helpful enough with Mrs. Willoughby. So that the position will be kept under continual review by the judge. Having regard to all those arrangements, I do not think we should disturb his decision.

  • Is (by the Official Solicitor as Litigation Friend) v The Director of Legal Aid Casework (1ST Defendant) The Lord Chancellor (2ND Defendant)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 15 Jul 2015

    Section E asks for the extent of the services to be provided. This requires the level of services to be specified under the three headings: licensed work, special case work services and controlled work services. These are defined in the Procedure Regulations as I have already indicated. Reasons must be given why the services requested are the minimum required to meet the obligations under ECHR or EU law.

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