Monthly Family Law Archives: December 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