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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2018

IVF ‘add-ons’: what’s changed and are they worth it?

A year has passed since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced its investigation in May 2017 into the efficacy of ‘add-on’ treatments at UK fertili… Read More

First prosecutions for forced marriages in the UK

Two recent high profile prosecutions have shone the spotlight on the underreported issue of young British women being forced into marriages overseas. Forced marriage has been unla… Read More

How blockchain might transform family law

Blockchain technology has generated a significant amount of attention since its first use in 2008, as a public ledger for the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. However, the potential utili… Read More

Surrogacy laws set for reform

More and more families in the UK are approaching surrogacy as the only option to have children that are genetically linked to them. Before 2008, the court made fewer than 50 parental orde… Read More

Greece legalises fostering for gay couples

Greece has taken a step forward in the fight for equal rights, with the Greek parliament recently passing legislation allowing gay couples to foster children. The ban on gay couples adopt… Read More

Australian legal aid chairman suggests family law style mediation be used in cas...

Legal bodies in Australia are looking into using family law style mediation to help resolve situations involving elder-abuse. Graham Hill, National Legal Aid Chairman, says the mediation… Read More

MPs call for grandparents' rights

MPs are calling for a change in the law to back grandparents who want to see their grandchildren after parents split up. MPs from all parties are backing an amendment to the Child… Read More