Sexual identity is fixed at birth. It is not an error capable of being corrected by the Registrar. The Registrar has no power to alter birth register to change the sex as registered after gender re-assignment surgery. Citations: Times 27-Mar-1996, Independent 22-Feb-1996 Statutes: Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 1(1) 29(3) Administrative, Discrimination Updated: 10 … Continue reading Regina v Registrar General for England and Wales Ex Parte P; Same v Same Ex Parte G: QBD 27 Mar 1996
Gilliatt The claimant was born in 1949 with barely formed male genitalia. He was registered at birth as a male child. He lived for some of his life as a male and for some time as a female until he underwent . .
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The parents were unmarried. The mother had registered the child under her former partner’s surname. The father sought an order that his name be used instead. The mother’s apeal against an order to that effect had succeeded. Held: The father’s appeal succeeded. When considering changing a child’s name by means of a specific issue order, … Continue reading Dawson v Wearmouth: HL 4 Feb 1999
Where either a child had been registered with his father’s name, or his parents had been married, there would need to be strong reasons for allowing a change of surname. Where the parents were not married, the degree of commitment shown by the father to the child, the quality of contact and the presence or … Continue reading In Re W (A Child); In Re A (A Child); In Re B (Children): CA 5 Aug 1999
The court considered to what extent it could look to the form of an Act before it was amended in order to assist it in construing the Act as amended: ‘The original section 21(a) of the [Coroners (Amendment) Act] 1926 is no longer law, since it has been replaced by Section 23(3) of the Births … Continue reading Regina v Greater Manchester Council ex parte Worch: 1988
Renewed application for permission to appeal against the refusal by Gray J of an injunction to restrain the Deputy Coroner for Plymouth and South West Devon from proceeding with a post-mortem examination of the body of Adela Kasperowicz. Judges: Clarke, Sedley LJJ Citations:  EWCA Civ 44 Links: Bailii Statutes: Births and Deaths Registration Act … Continue reading Kasperowicz, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for Plymouth: CA 10 Jan 2005
The father was not married to the mother who, without consulting the father, registered the child in the name of her former husband by whom she had previously had two children. The father sought various orders under the Children Act, including a . .