Yearly Family Law Archives: 2015

Fiction vs Family Law: Suffragette and the history of parental rights

Fiction vs Family Law: Suffragette and the history of parental rights

Sarah Gavron’s recent film Suffragette has received mostly positive reviews, despite its inaccuracies and omissions, but not all the critics are... Read More

Fiction vs Family Law: The Archers and Reproductive Coercion

Fiction vs Family Law: The Archers and Reproductive Coercion

Issues of family law are often used in fiction to heighten drama. Who’s the father? Is she having an affair? Will there be a custody battle? However,... Read More

Re M (An Adult): The capacity to consent to marriage

Re M (An Adult): The capacity to consent to marriage

The High Court has ruled that a twenty-five year old who married in Pakistan did not have the capacity to enter into the marriage. RS married in... Read More

Baroness Hale calls for childrens voices to be heard

Baroness Hale calls for children’s voices to be heard

In a characteristically clear and colourful speech, entitled ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ the deputy president of the Supreme Court has called for the family... Read More

India bans foreign-financed surrogacy

India bans foreign-financed surrogacy

Earlier this month, India imposed a ban on foreigners paying local surrogates to carry their children. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in the UK and most other... Read More

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage Part 1: Sharing Technology

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage – Part 1: Sharing Technology

‘Cloud’ computing is a general term for the use of a network of servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data. This differs... Read More

1996 Convention employed in the UK Supreme Court for the first time

1996 Convention employed in the UK Supreme Court for the first time

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of a Moroccan father whose child was brought to the UK wrongfully by his mother. In the matter... Read More

Court of Protection access for public and media

Court of Protection access for public and media

A pilot scheme due to start in 2016 will allow the media and the public access to Court of Protection hearings. The scheme is designed to assess whether the... Read More

A short history of Gretna Green marriages

A short history of Gretna Green marriages

'Gretna Green indeed, is as superior in reality as it is in name. It looks as if it were the capital of the God of Love'. Robert Smith Surtees, ‘The Richest... Read More

India bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

India bans commercial surrogacy for foreigners

The Indian government has announced plans to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners, instead making it an option only for Indian couples. If these plans are... Read More