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date: 18 July 2024

p. 1188. Parenthood and Parental Responsibilitylocked

p. 1188. Parenthood and Parental Responsibilitylocked

  • Ruth Gaffney-RhysRuth Gaffney-RhysSenior Lecturer in Family Law, University of the West of England—UWE Bristol


The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam and assignment questions. Each book includes key debates, typical questions, diagram answer plans, suggested answers, author commentary, and tips to gain extra marks. This chapter focuses on legal parenthood and parental responsibility and contains two essay questions and two problem questions. The topics covered in this chapter are: presumptions of paternity and paternity tests; legal parenthood in assisted reproduction situations; the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008; legal parenthood in surrogacy situations; and parental responsibility. The topics covered in this chapter are complex as they raise legal, ethical, and moral issues.

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