Re H-B (Contact): CA 22 Apr 2015

F’s appeal against orders made on his application for contact refusing him direct contact.
Sir James Munby P said: ‘. . parental responsibility is more, much more than a mere lawyer’s concept or a principle of law. It is a fundamentally important reflection of the realities of the human condition, of the very essence of the relationship of parent and child. Parental responsibility exists outside and anterior to the law. Parental responsibility involves duties owed by the parent not just to the court. First and foremost, and even more importantly, parental responsibility involves duties owed by each parent to the child.’


Black LJ , Sir James Munby P


[2015] EWCA Civ 389, [2015] Fam Law 634, [2015] 2 FCR 581, [2015] 2 FCR 581




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Updated: 19 April 2022; Ref: scu.545698