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... Read More

Father secures his daughters return to Israel, despite mother claiming consent and risk of psychological harm

Father secures his daughter’s return to Israel, despite mother claiming consent and risk of psychological harm

The Family Division of the High Court in the case of MK v RP recently heard an application made by the father under the Hague Child Abduction Convention and... 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... Read More

Unmarried couples face financial uncertainty

Unmarried couples face financial uncertainty

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics have indicated that the fastest growing family demographic in the UK is cohabiting couples: namely,... 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... Read More

Report raises concerns of family courts handling of domestic violence cases

Report raises concerns of family courts handling of domestic violence cases

Women’s Aid and Queen Mary University of London released a report last week on domestic abuse, human rights and child contact matters in the family... Read More