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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2016

Justice Committee discuss impact of Brexit on family law

Justice Committee discuss impact of Brexit on family law

A number of key legal practitioners gave evidence on 20 December 2016 to the Justice Committee’s inquiry on the implication of Brexit on the justice system.... Read More

Child protection and family fragility

Child protection and family fragility

Legal Action for Women published a dossier this week, with the intent of addressing what it describes as “the traumatic and discriminatory treatment of... Read More

Law Commission publishes report on the enforcement of family financial orders

Law Commission publishes report on the enforcement of family financial orders

On Thursday last week the Law Commission published its report on the enforcement of family financial orders. The commission took issue with how difficult it... Read More

The late Zsa Zsa Gabor on love and marriage

The late Zsa Zsa Gabor on love and marriage

On Sunday it was reported that Hollywood icon Zsa Zsa Gabor had passed away at her Los Angeles Home, aged 99. The Hungarian beauty queen had spent... Read More

UK approves controversial three-parent IVF procedure

UK approves controversial three-parent IVF procedure

Today, the UK’s fertility regulator approved a controversial technique to create embryos with the DNA of two women and one man. Described by Sally... Read More

The rich kids: how child maintenance works in Hollywood

The rich kids: how child maintenance works in Hollywood

Earlier this week, international media attention pivoted once again to the Hollywood heartbreak of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Engaged in a bitter dispute... Read More

A wicked stepmother: daughters claim that their late millionaire father was coerced into signing will

A wicked stepmother: daughters claim that their late millionaire father was coerced into signing will

This week, the High Court heard a dispute over a deceased man’s will, which included a clause that gave his wife control over his daughters’s £9M trust... Read More

Replace marriage with fixed term relationship contracts and kiss goodbye to divorce?

Replace marriage with fixed term relationship contracts and kiss goodbye to divorce?

On Monday, the Office for National Statistics revealed that the UK divorce rate is at a 40-year low. Statistician Nicola Haines cited a rise in cohabitation... Read More

Reproductive charity calls for return of donor anonymity amidst sperm shortage

Reproductive charity calls for return of donor anonymity amidst sperm shortage

Last week, fertility specialist Dr Luciano Nardo, called for the reversal of the ‘right to know’ law, as hopeful parents face empty sperm banks. The... Read More

Court orders that it is 'essential' for children to see father who has left Ultra-Orthodox religious community

Court orders that it is "essential" for children to see father who has left Ultra-Orthodox religious community

The West London family court at Barnet has ruled in a contested custody case that it is "essential" for the children of a divorced Jewish couple to continue to... Read More