An appeal by a surrogate mother and her husband against an order limiting the role that they should play in the life of a child she gave birth to has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. The mother agreed to carry the child on behalf of a male same-sex couple, the embryo having been […]
A group of children’s social care experts is to lead a review of the rise in applications for care orders and the number of children in care. The review will examine the reasons for the rises, and will aim to identify changes that could be made to local authority and court systems, as well as […]
Our very own Lisa O’Connor is taking part in a Charity Ultra White Collar Boxing match on Saturday 18th November 2017 raising funds for Cancer Research UK. Lisa has already smashed her fundraising target with sponsorship still coming in. Good Luck Lisa, we are all rooting for you!
Twenty-one fraudulent divorce petitions have been dismissed by the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby, on the application of the Queen’s Proctor. In each case Sir James found that the underlying proceedings were tainted by deception in relation to the address of either the petitioner or the respondent, and that the decrees, where […]
Divorced women are missing out on £5 billion in pension payments every year, according to a survey by Scottish Widows. Even though the average retirement fund for a married couple is reportedly as much as £132,000, fewer than one in ten married people surveyed said they would seek a fair share in pensions. Scottish Widows […]
The Government has written to the Law Commission to say it’s not the right time for a full review of marriage law, but hasn’t ruled out further work in the future. In December 2015 a scoping report from the Law Commission identified issues with the way marriages were conducted in England and Wales. It highlighted […]