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|David Hewitt, 'Illegitimate concern' (2013) 157(25) SJ 9||Journal article||
Nearest relative of adult
This article argues that the unmarried father of an adult patient is a relative for the purposes of s26, whether or not he had parental responsibility. This seems wrong as the wording of s26 means that for its purposes an unmarried father is not a relative of an adult patient because it is not possible to have parental responsibility for an adult. It may be in future that the the courts are asked to adjudicate on whether or not the situation is compatible with the ECHR, in particular in relation to an unmarried father who used to have parental responsibility.
|David Hewitt, The Nearest Relative Handbook (2nd edn, Jessica Kingsley 2009)||Book||
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