Monthly Family Law Archives: February 2018

Nuffield Foundation details plans to establish a Family Justice Observatory

Nuffield Foundation details plans to establish a Family Justice Observatory

The Nuffield Foundation last week released a report detailing its plan, first proposed in 2014, to establish a Family Justice Observatory. The Nuffield... Read More

Abuse victims will be trusted, assure child maintenance service

Abuse victims will be trusted, assure child maintenance service

Abused women won't have to prove their abuse to the Child Maintenance Service to receive their child support payments, a memo last week pledged. The circular... Read More

What benefits could the heterosexual civil partnerships bill bring cohabitees?

What benefits could the heterosexual civil partnerships bill bring cohabitees?

A new bill that could affect millions of couples in the UK has had its second reading in the House of Commons. If eventually passed, it could hugely... Read More

Legal aid and access to justice for children: an update from CCLC

Legal aid and access to justice for children: an update from CCLC

A report recently published by the Coram Children’s Legal Centre has found that legal aid cuts made in 2013 have had a significant impact on the number of... Read More

B v P: Child relocation and children's objections

B v P: Child relocation and children's objections

In B v P (Children’s Objections) the High Court denied a father’s application pursuant to the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 and the 1980... Read More

Russian court rejects adoption bid of mother accused of being transgender following breast surgery

Russian court rejects adoption bid of mother accused of being transgender following breast surgery

A Russian woman who underwent a voluntary double mastectomy has had her appeal to have custody of her fostered children, two mentally disabled boys, returned... Read More

Heterosexual civil partnerships bill reaches second reading

Heterosexual civil partnerships bill reaches second reading

A bill to create equal civil partnerships has had its second reading in the House of Commons on the 2nd of February 2018. The bill deals with the right of... Read More

Submarines and aquariums: where can I get married?

Submarines and aquariums: where can I get married?

If asked to picture a wedding most people picture a parish church, with flowers and pews of guests in dresses and morning suits. While religious... Read More

High Court order protects six year old from the risk of FGM

High Court order protects six year old from the risk of FGM

In recent years, the practice and problems caused by female genital mutilation (FGM) have become much more widely recognised amongst the public in the UK.... Read More

What does Bermuda's repeal of gay marriage mean for same-sex spouses?

What does Bermuda's repeal of gay marriage mean for same-sex spouses?

Last week, Governor of Bermuda John Rankin signed into assent the Domestic Partnership Act 2017, making the British Overseas Territory the first ever... Read More