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Family Law Archive - January 2015

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Singapore woman refused ‘upkeep’ compensation for IVF mix-up

A woman in Singapore, who gave birth to a child that was not biologically her husband’s, has been denied compensation money towards her child’s upbringing. The unnamed woman – all parties to the case are anonymous – was given leave to sue the hospital in question for damages last year. If she had been successful, the... Read More

The Cohabitation Rights Bill: protection for unmarried couples in case of bereavement

If I had a girl I should say to her, ‘Marry for love if you can, it won’t last, but it is a very interesting experience and makes a good beginning in life. Later on, when you marry for money, for heaven’s sake let it be big money. There are no other possible reasons for marrying at all'. -Nancy Mitford, Christmas Pudding... Read More

Dubai Foundation for Women and Children opens counselling services

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has stepped up its stellar work to offer counselling to vulnerable women and children. The organisation was the first non-profit organisation licensed to shelter women and children in the UAE, and it has been working to ameliorate and prevent issues such as domestic violence, child abuse and... Read More

Who you marry affects career success, study finds

  Psychology researchers at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri have discovered that your choice of spouse informs your career success. Of course, there’s an element of non-surprise about this revelation; it’s no secret that having a supportive spouse can give you the confidence to succeed and can have a positive... Read More

Baroness Cox introduces report on Islamic marriages in England

A third member of the House of Lords has taken a stand on family law issues in England. Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer, has provided an introduction to a report on Islamic marriage in the UK and, in particular, its effects on women. The report has been produced by Midlands-based charity Aurat, which works with women at risk of honour-based... Read More

'Mutual recognition of protection measures' across EU member states

An EU Regulation that allows for mutual recognition of protection measures across EU Member States came into force on 11th January 2015. Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, subtitled ‘on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters’, was first adopted on 12th June 2013.... Read More

Three-parent IVF to be debated by MPs within weeks

Eighteen months ago we reported on the proposals for legislation on so-called three-parent IVF. Now, the controversial regulations look likely to go before MPs in the next few weeks – certainly before the general election in May – the Independent has reported. The Department of Health has confirmed the impending debate to the... Read More

Stephen Fry and other modern celebrity marriages

New Year has been busy for a handful of the great and good, whose situations, taken together, paint a picture of the sheer complexities of modern relationships. First up is the well-received news that professional polymath Stephen Fry has become engaged to his stand-up comedian partner, 27-year-old Elliott Spencer. Apart from some snide... Read More
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