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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2014

Waiting for the Children and Families Bill

Waiting for the Children and Families Bill

The current law governing children proceedings is the Children Act 1989, which came into force in 1991. It has previously been described by Lord Mackay as... Read More

Cohabitation Rights Bill receives second reading

Cohabitation Rights Bill receives second reading

The Cohabitation Rights Bill, the Private Members Bill backed by Lord Marks, has been in the works for some time now, provoking strong reactions from both... Read More

Scottish law on immoveable assets: reforms proposed

Scottish law on immoveable assets: reforms proposed

If parents leave you out of their will it can be very distressing. If they tell you that is their intention before they die, that can be even more... Read More

'Mariage pour tous': an update on same-sex marriage in France

'Mariage pour tous': an update on same-sex marriage in France

In May this year, France became the fourteenth country worldwide to legalise same-sex marriage. The first French gay wedding took place on 29 May 2013 in... Read More

Two children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

Two children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

Of all the mistakes that could befall a person, having your baby accidentally swapped with another has to be one of the worst. But that is exactly what... Read More

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage  Part 2: Social Media

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage – Part 2: Social Media

Further to our blog on the dangers of sharing technology in a marriage, spouses should be equally careful when posting on social media sites, such as... Read More

Estate planning and international jurisdictions

Estate planning and international jurisdictions

If you hold assets in different countries, you need to make sure your estate planning caters for the different succession laws in those countries, and does not... Read More

How family law ended a republic and founded an empire in Ancient Rome

How family law ended a republic and founded an empire in Ancient Rome

We’re often told that had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have changed, but very few people have considered what might... Read More

Domestic abuse: how employers can help

Domestic abuse: how employers can help

On Tuesday 25th November 2014 Public Health England (PHE) begins its 16 Days of Action campaign. As part of this initiative PHE has developed, in conjunction... Read More

Russian lesbian couple tie the knot through a legal loophole

Russian lesbian couple tie the knot through a legal loophole

A lesbian couple have managed to circumvent Russia’s anti-gay laws and have married – because one of them is officially still a... Read More