Features and Curiosities

Family law has a long history, and it’s continually evolving and informing the wider world, from politics to literature. This section will offer a selection of longer articles, think pieces, opinion and other oddities concerning the law, justice and how they intersect with the wider world. Here you’ll find articles on socio-legal history, literature, reflections on new developments in divorce and analysis of trends.

Victorian law: the war between the press and the courts
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Victorian law: the war between the press and the courts By Thea Dunne

The British press and the courts have long had a tumultuous relationship. Between accusations of press sensationalism, court-room cover ups, lawsuits, gagging orders and injunctions, the two institutions have often found the other at cross-purposes.

The most scandalous celebrity divorces in history
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The most scandalous celebrity divorces in history By John Oxley

As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’ s divorce hits the headlines, it is worth remembering that there was once a time before the divorce agenda was dominated by PR teams

The murky waters of surrogacy
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The murky waters of surrogacy By Heather Eason

Last week in London, a surrogate mother turned to the family court after a couple provided her with incorrect information about the foetus she was carrying.

Marriage, Divorce and Millennials: Parental Influence
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Marriage, Divorce and Millennials: Parental Influence By Anna Delves

When I was exploring the financial issues that come into play when people of my generation are considering marriage and divorce, something jumped out at me.

Marriage, Divorce and Millennials: Money Worries
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Marriage, Divorce and Millennials: Money Worries By Anna Delves

You hear it all the time: financially, millennials are doing far worse than the generation above them. There are so many disheartening statistics, from the claim that