Monthly Family Law Archives: July 2015

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 2015 diversity statistics

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 2015 diversity statistics

The numbers are in for the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 2015 diversity statistics. Things are looking very slightly better for women, while for black or... Read More

Pensions and Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984

Pensions and Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984

Here we explore making a pensions application under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act (MFPA) 1984. Establishing jurisdiction The court... Read More

Court of Appeal awards adult daughter landmark award from her mothers estate

Court of Appeal awards adult daughter landmark award from her mother’s estate

"An Englishman still remains at liberty at his death to dispose of his own property in whatever way he pleases". (Mr Justice Oliver in Re Coventry dec’d Ch... Read More

Ashley Madison site hacked

Ashley Madison site hacked

Ashley Madison, a dating site that explicitly targets people who are otherwise attached has been hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. Ashley... Read More

Why Law and Finance?

Why ‘Law and Finance’?

Once upon a time, family law was considered a minor legal discipline – simple, straightforward, largely bureaucratic – perhaps a little bit... Read More

The French surrogacy debate: tre et avoir

The French surrogacy debate: être et avoir

The Cour de Cassation (Court of Cassation), France’s highest court, has ruled that children born to surrogates abroad can be recognised by the state.... Read More