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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2017

Heterosexual couple lose Court of Appeal battle to enter into civil partnership

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have lost their Court of Appeal battle to enter into a Civil Partnership. The couple took their… Read More

Supreme Court grants survivors’ pension to unmarried cohabitee

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by Ms Denise Brewster. The decision has been applauded as a positive step forward for cohabitating partners, as the effect of the judgm… Read More

Leader of Australia's populist One Nation party calls for compulsory prenups

In what has been described as her 'blue-print for Australia' Pauline Hanson, the founder and leader of the nationalist, right-wing party One Nation, has claimed that her party would intro… Read More

Preventing the presumption of child contact for violent parents: Cobb J amends P...

Mr Justice Cobb has called for revisions to Practice Direction 12J as part of a wider effort to make the family justice system safer for victims of domestic violence and their children. I… Read More

A status update on Law Commission proposals from the MoJ

On Thursday 12 January, the Ministry of Justice published their 2015-2016 'Report on the implementation of La… Read More

Family law courts’ war on terror: the growing issue of child radicalisation

Yesterday morning, the parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’, John Letts and Sally Lane, arrived for their trial at the Old Bailey. Their 20-year-old son is thought to be the Read More