In Re O; In Re J (Minors) (Blood Tests: Constraint): FD 10 Feb 2000

In cases where putative father sought blood tests to establish that he was the father of a child, the unmarried mother could refuse to allow the test to take place. The clear effect of the wording of the sections together was clear and could not be overridden. It may be that the wording denies the child its Human Rights under the new Act, giving allowance now for the greater recognition of the importance of the father’s involvement in the child’s life.


Times 22-Mar-2000, Gazette 10-Feb-2000


Family Law Reform Act 1969 20 21(1)(3)


Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.82087