Same-sex marriage and child protection: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | October 28, 2015

Tim Loughton MP, who opposed the introduction of same-sex marriage, has said it is a “glaring inequality” that straight couples aren’t allowed to enter into civil partnerships. Presenting a ten-minute bill to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples he said: “This bill will correct a glaring but unintended inequality, resulting from the same-sex marriage act, […]

Adoption, judges and divorce: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | October 7, 2015

It would be unlawful for an NHS trust to carry out life-saving treatment against a patient’s wishes, the Court of Protection has ruled. The issue in Wye Valley NHS Trust v B was whether it was lawful for doctors treating a 73-year-old man with a severely infected leg to amputate his foot against his wishes, […]