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LEGAL COMMENT: Civil Partnerships to be extended to mixed-sex couples

The Prime Minister today announced (2 October 2018) that heterosexual couples in England and Wales are to have the right to enter civil partnerships…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Guidelines for dealing with parental alienation

From this Autumn CAFCASS are hoping to release new guidelines for assessing cases which feature adult behaviours associated with high conflict.

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Solicitor

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A shift in the accepted legal understanding of what constitutes a marriage, valid or void

In English law, a marriage can be valid, void, voidable or a “non-marriage”, where the ceremony falls so far outside the bounds of what would be…

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Solicitor

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Reducing Family Conflict - will consultation be effective in reforming divorce law?

Government consultation paper follows a summer of high profile judgments

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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Surrogacy – law reform for single parents?

More and more people are turning to surrogacy, with figures last year from the Ministry of Justice Family Court showing that the number of children…

Rachel Lim
Rachel Lim Associate

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When court and classroom meet

As a new school year gets underway, teachers and management staff may unwittingly find themselves involved in disputes between separated parents.

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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LEGAL COMMENT: Denial of widowed parents allowance to unmarried mother is ruled illegal

The Supreme Court has today ruled that the denial of bereavement payments to an unmarried mother is illegal in a landmark decision that is likely to…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Is there such a thing as an ironclad post-nuptial agreement?

What is a post-nuptial agreement, and can they always be upheld? Solicitor Linzi Perriman looks at the Presley/Lockwood case.

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Solicitor

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