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Monthly Family Law Archives: June 2018

Why it only makes sense for straight couples to get civil partnerships

Why it only makes sense for straight couples to get civil partnerships

Under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, only two people of the same sex can enter into a civil partnership. The ever changing and many alternative forms of... Read More

UK wrong to deny married transgender woman pension at 60, court rules

UK wrong to deny married transgender woman pension at 60, court rules

A woman was denied her pension at 60 and was told to wait until male pension age of 65, because she had not annulled her marriage. In a recent case of MB v... Read More

Supreme Court rules heterosexual couples should have right to civil partnerships

Supreme Court rules heterosexual couples should have right to civil partnerships

A couple's Supreme Court bid to prove that barring heterosexual couples from civil partnerships is unlawful discrimination has... Read More

Questions for the Equal Civil Partnerships campaign

Questions for the Equal Civil Partnerships campaign

In February a bill to create equal civil partnerships reached its second reading in the House of Commons. If successful it would open the option of civil... Read More

Scottish bill may stop children giving evidence in court

Scottish bill may stop children giving evidence in court

The Scottish government has developed Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill, creating a rule that witnesses under the age of 18 will have their evidence... Read More

Courts overburdened due to rising number of children cases

Courts overburdened due to rising number of children cases

An increase in the number of cases in both private law and public law children matters has "overburdened" the family courts, and left the legal system of child... Read More

IVF add-ons whats changed and are they worth it

IVF ‘add-ons’: what’s changed and are they worth it?

A year has passed since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced its investigation in May 2017 into the efficacy of ‘add-on’... Read More

First prosecutions for forced marriages in the UK

First prosecutions for forced marriages in the UK

Two recent high profile prosecutions have shone the spotlight on the underreported issue of young British women being forced into marriages overseas. Forced... Read More

How blockchain might transform family law

How blockchain might transform family law

Blockchain technology has generated a significant amount of attention since its first use in 2008, as a public ledger for the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.... Read More

Surrogacy laws set for reform

Surrogacy laws set for reform

More and more families in the UK are approaching surrogacy as the only option to have children that are genetically linked to them. Before 2008, the court made... Read More