Monthly Family Law Archives: December 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