Monthly Family Law Archives: September 2015

Anomalies found in nearly half of fertility clinics records

Anomalies found in nearly half of fertility clinics’ records

In a pivotal case in the High Court, President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has brought to light widespread administrative 'anomalies' in licensed... Read More

I will survivesame-sex couples and survivors benefits

I will survive…same-sex couples and survivors benefits

How should we view the current inequality between survivors' benefits in same-sex civil partnerships, and in heterosexual marriages? Is the former a... Read More

Top family judges at loggerheads over open courts

Top family judges at loggerheads over open courts

Two family judges, Mr Justice Holman and Mr Justice Mostyn, have reportedly locked horns over the issue of openness in the family courts. Mr Justice Holman is... Read More

Born in the USA: surrogacy law and pitfalls in the UK

Born in the USA: surrogacy law and pitfalls in the UK

The recent landmark ruling in Re A and B is another step in the right direction for surrogacy law. The case is important because it shows the... Read More

Ancient Egyptian women negotiated their marriage contracts

Ancient Egyptian women negotiated their marriage contracts

As Dr Amanda Foreman has been showing in her BBC series, The Ascent of Woman, not all societies have been patriarchal - or certainly not as patriarchal as... Read More

Tennessee judge refuses divorce because of gay marriage ruling

Tennessee judge refuses divorce because of gay marriage ruling

A judge in Chattanooga, Tennessee has used the recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) judgment in the case of Obergefell v Hodges – more commonly... Read More

Meddling grandparents knuckle-rapped in New York courts

Meddling grandparents knuckle-rapped in New York courts

Overbearing in-laws are well-documented, but a recent case in New York takes the proverbial cake. Grandparents Hershel and Ophira Gottlieb of... Read More