The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of…

In this article we will consider the powers of the Family Court to deprive a child of their liberty by use of secure accommodation orders and other orders…

In October 2017, a 54-page document was drafted by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions…

New Zealand MP, Jan Logie, initially proposed a new bill that introduced paid employment leave for victims of domestic violence in December 2016…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN outlining the action needed to improve protection against violence for women…

The Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) were pioneered by the retired District Judge Nicholas Crichton in London in January 2008 on a trial basis…

The Court of Appeal recently had to determine the issue of effective service of divorce proceedings under Article 16 of Council Regulation…

On 27th June 2018 the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the UK’s law on civil partnerships was incompatible with Article 14…

Until relatively recently, forced marriage was not a specific criminal offence, nor were there protective measures within…

Jemma Dally, Head of our Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility team, acted for the applicant step-father in the reported case of….

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