Our website is set to allow the use of cookies. For more information and to change settings click here. If you are happy with cookies please click "Continue" or simply continue browsing. Continue.

Family Law

The leading authority on all aspects of family law

24 MAY 2012

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE:LG v DK [2011] EWHC 2453 (COP), [2012] COPLR 80

(Court of Protection, Sir Nicholas Wall P, 5 October 2011)
The 84-year-old man suffered from dementia and had a professional deputy to manage his property and affairs. The deputy made an application for the court to determine whether it was in the man's best interests to provide a DNA sample to establish the paternity of his putative daughter.

It was held that s 21(4) of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 provided the court with the power to grant consent to taking a DNA sample for these purposes.

Family Law Reports

Family Law Reports

"The unrivalled and authoritative source of judicially approved case reports, covering all areas...

More Info from £166.00
Available in Family Law Online

Red Book Plus

Family Court Essential Materials

This ready reference guide for all family court practitioners and judges provides a portable...

More Info from £55.00
Subscribe to our newsletters