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Family Law Archive - March 2016 - Page 2

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Marriage, divorce and millennials: ‘throw-away’ culture

Differing generations are often marked by characteristic turns of phrase. For those deemed “baby boomers”, well-trodden epithets such as ‘make do and mend’, or ‘waste not, want not’ have become a sort of identifying mark, expressing a dominant cultural idea of the time. While older generations may be... Read More

High Court allows appeal for grandmother to use dead daughter’s frozen eggs

The High Court has allowed a mother, ‘M’ and her husband to take their case regarding the use of their deceased daughter’s frozen eggs to the Court of Appeal. Background to the case In 2003, the daughter (‘AM’) was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 23. In 2008, she had her eggs frozen, fearing that... Read More

Christian magistrate removed from office for his views on same-sex adoption

A Christian magistrate has been removed from office by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice following numerous comments on same-sex adoption. Richard Page had been a magistrate for 14 years and sat on the family panel of the Kent Central Magistrates Court. In late 2014, Page dissented in a decision on where a child should be placed,... Read More

What a difference a day makes: a closer look at the FPR

Earlier this week, I wrote on Sir James Munby’s speech to the Family Law Bar Association in which he said that the Red Book (the Family Procedure Rules) were fit only for the bonfire. This was in part inspired by an increasing number of litigants-in-person in family law proceedings. Reports published earlier this year showed... Read More

Farewell to the FPR as we know it

Sir James Munby stood before the Family Law Bar Association on 26th February and declared that the Red Book – the family procedure rules – are only fit for the bonfire against the changing landscape of family law. President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, acknowledged the fact that the family courts will be moving away... Read More

Kesha and Dr Luke: the troubling place where family and contract law intersect

  Anyone wondering where Kesha, singer of the chart-topping Tik Tok, has been for the past few years had that question answered when her court case against producer Dr Luke blew up on social media last month. For those who haven’t been following the case, here’s a quick primer – Kesha currently has a contract with... Read More

Fiction vs Family Law: Room and the parental rights of abusers

In the wake of the Oscars and a very well-deserved win by Brie Larson for her role in Room, I’m here to bring you a special Fiction vs. Family Law. While I don’t think I’m going to give away any more spoilers than the trailer does, I shall warn you anyway, and urge you to watch the film if you haven’t already. Should you... Read More

Annulment for non-consummation

Any Friends fan will be able to recall Ross and Rachel, post-Vegas, post-drunken-wedding, and remember that they were desperate to annul their marriage on the basis that it had not been consummated. Britney Spears hit the headlines a few years back for annulling her Vegas wedding on the same grounds. Outside the world of Las Vegas weddings,... Read More
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