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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 17 May 2013

Date:17 MAY 2013
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter It’s been another low volume week of family law cases with just two judgments to offer our readers although the remarkable facts of Re D will give enough food for thought for some time.

When the case of A Local Authority v S and Others [2011] EWHC 3764 (Fam) [2013] FLR forthcoming found its way into the law reports I certainly didn’t expect another with such bizarre facts to follow hot on its heels. In Coleridge J’s judgment Re D [2012] EWHC 4231 (Fam) [2013] FLR forthcoming another couple attended the aptly named The Miracle of God fertility clinic in Port Harcourt Nigeria. The facts of the two cases are markedly similar: the women attended the clinic for what she believed was fertility treatment but in fact the whole process was a sham in order to place unwanted babies with new families. At first glance it seems truly unbelievable...

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