Parental Responsibility

The Children Act 1989 defines Parental Responsibility as all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.

This includes for example:-

  • Providing a home for the child
  • Seeing and living with the child
  • Protecting and maintaining the child
  • Discipline the child and choosing their education
  • Agreeing to medical treatment
  • Appointing a guardian

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Errington v Errington & Jones – binding agreement?

Could your conduct mean that you have entered into a binding contract even if no written document exists?

In the case of Errington v Errington & Jones [1952] in accordance with an agreement entered into between a father and his son and daughter-in-law, payments made towards a mortgage were considered by the court to be sufficient – a binding agreement had been entered!

In this short video we take a look at what happened in the case of Errington v Errington & Jones [1952]. 

Have you created a contract with the world?

When placing an advert – be careful not to contract with the world!

The defendant in the case of Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball [1892] argued it was not possible to contract with the world but the court of appeal simply didn’t agree!

In this short video we take a look at what happened in the case of Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball [1892].