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Domestic Abuse Bill – A Bill Eagerly but Cautiously Anticipated (5 July 2019)

On 21 January 2019 the government published its draft Domestic Abuse Bill. A bill which was part of the Conservative Party’s 2017 manifesto. A bill eagerly but cautiously anticipated by professionals with the hope that it will offer the opportunity to get it right for victims replacing the existing piecemeal and fragmented legislation.   Read more...

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How will Brexit affect Divorce? (12 June 2019)

Brexit is looming whether we like it or not. The interaction between the United Kingdom and the rest of the EU will change in many areas and family law is no exception.  Read more...

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No-Fault Divorce – the end of mudslinging? (5 June 2019)

We live in a society where 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. Under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in England and Wales, couples seeking a divorce must show their marriage has “broken down irretrievably”.  Read more...

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Divorce Law – reform set to end ‘blame game’ between couples and introduce no-fault divorces (9 April 2019)

Divorce Law in England and Wales is to be overhauled so that couples will no longer have to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriage or else wait for at least two years of separation to take place before they can divorce.   Read more...

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Mother of three year old girl becomes the first person convicted of FGM in the UK (6 February 2019)

This month, the mother of a three year old girl became the first person to be convicted of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The landmark ruling has been welcomed by campaigners who hope it will encourage other victims to come forward and report the crime.  Read more...

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The Domestic Abuse Draft Bill Offers Wider Protection to Victims of Abuse (30 January 2019)

On the 21 January 2019, the Government released a Domestic Abuse Draft Bill containing proposed changes to the way domestic abuse is categorised and dealt with in the UK. The draft bill aims to offer greater protection to those who suffer domestic abuse.   Read more...

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Thinking about Surrogacy? (25 January 2019)

Following a recent surrogacy case which has prompted a change in surrogacy law, we discuss surrogacy and everything you need to know about The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 which came into force on 3 January. It is important to understand how the law can protect both surrogates and those looking to go down the surrogate route to have their children. We can help you answer the questions you may have before, during and after the baby is born.   Read more...

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‘Divorce Day’– why do so many couples start legal proceedings in January? (7 January 2019)

Many of us may have a case of the January blues this week as the festivities fade. It is also a significant period in the calendar for some as today, the first working Monday of January, is the most popular day of the year to begin legal proceedings for divorce in the UK, therefore dubbed ‘Divorce Day’.   Read more...

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