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Lee Arnot, Barrister, 29 Bedford Row Chambers and Emma Harte, Partner, Alexiou Fisher Philipps suggest a shared residence order was made by the Court of Appeal in Re G to get around the lack of statutory provision for step parents/carers to obtain parental responsibility. The article considers whether shared residence orders should be more widely used regardless of the actual division of time because there is a certain negativity attached to contact orders. See September  Fam Law 718 for the full article.
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