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

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Scottish Adoption Week is taking place this year from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 November 2018. Adoption UK and Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland have been chosen by the Scottish Government to coordinate a series of events. Adoption has evolved in Scotland …Continue reading

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When parents have to go to court to sort out arrangements for their children, it is usually because all other options have failed. Such disputes can be highly acrimonious and unfortunately obtaining a court order for contact so that one …Continue reading

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My colleague, Nicola Kerr blogged previously on the decision of the Supreme Court in the 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 …Continue reading

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It is estimated that more than 75,000 people living in Scotland are Muslim. Many within the Muslim community in Scotland chose to marry by way of a religious ceremony of “Nikah” under Sharia law. However, a Nikah does not, in …Continue reading

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Nathan Sparling, a 27 year old charity worker from Edinburgh has brought the spectre of adult adoption to the attention of the media. He is  campaigning for the law on adoption to be changed to allow individuals over the age …Continue reading

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The UK Government recently published it paper containing the plans for Family Law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It contained no surprises, but we at least now have clarity on the implications of a no-deal Brexit for family …Continue reading

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The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage with the publication of the UK Government’s White Paper on “The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the …Continue reading

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We continue our series of blogs on this noteworthy, important (and legally complex!) topic. I have already provided a summary of where we were at back in May. (That blog followed a decision of the Court of Appeal in England.) …Continue reading

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A recent decision from the Supreme Court has sparked debate on the practice of English Courts awarding indefinite maintenance to spouses on divorce. Mr and Mrs Mills divorced in 2002. Mrs Mills was awarded a lump sum of £230,000 and …Continue reading

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Though not all will admit it, a number of us will now be at loss as to what to do with our evenings now that the popular ‘Love Island’ series has come to an end. Many will be delighted that …Continue reading

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