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“No-fault” legislation to reform divorce law in England and Wales

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Divorce is a process, not a single event.  It’s not something that can be done in a week, a month, or sometimes even a year.  During that time, you may find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster, full of high and …Continue reading

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A staggering 42% of the global population use social media. In today’s world, we often turn to social media to have our say, show off our exciting personal news or simply to keep up with the latest Love Island scandal…or …Continue reading

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In a move which mirrors Game of Thrones, an American man has filed papers with his local court asking that his ongoing legal dispute with his wife be settled in a trial by combat. Also in line with the much …Continue reading

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Adoption is the legal relationship created by an order of court between (an) adoptive parent(s) and a child which replaces the legal relationship with the child’s natural parents. It confers upon the adoptive parent(s) rights and responsibilities to allow them …Continue reading

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Following the decision of the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and Education Secretary) (Respondent) in which the court made …Continue reading

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D: damaging or diplomatic? I: insufferable or innovative? V: volatile or versatile? O: obstructive or open-minded? R: resentful or respectful? C: combative or cooperative? E: expensive or effective? I know which group of words I would choose – do you? …Continue reading

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This week, the Scottish Government announced that they would introduce a Bill to the Scottish Parliament which, if enacted, will create new protective orders to keep a suspected perpetrator of domestic abuse away from the household of someone who is …Continue reading

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3 October, 2019 was a memorable day for Scottish children as The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament.  The Bill is designed to give children equal protection from assault to that enjoyed by …Continue reading

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This week, the Scottish Government revealed the much awaited Children (Scotland) Bill following their extensive consultation, which began over a year ago. Many practitioners will agree that an overhaul of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 was long over-due. Whether the …Continue reading

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With the excitement of fresher’s week around the corner, it raises the question of the financial obligations that parents have towards their children when they begin university. It is relatively well known that where an individual is under the age …Continue reading

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