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What next in family legislation? Part 3: Civil partnerships

A number of changes in marriage and divorce law seem poised to be made by proposed legislation. In three linked posts, we take a quick tour round some of the bills awaiting consideration by Parliament. In this third post, Paul Magrath looks at possible extensions to the law on civil partnerships. Continue reading

What next in family legislation? Part 2: Marriage

A number of changes in marriage and divorce law seem poised to be made by proposed legislation. In three linked posts, we take a quick tour round some of the bills awaiting consideration by Parliament. In this second post, David Burrows looks at the law of marriage and how that might be reformed to accommodate changes in a diverse religio-secular society. Continue reading

What next in family legislation? Part 1: Divorce

A number of changes in marriage and divorce law seem poised to be made by proposed legislation. In three linked posts, we take a quick tour round some of the bills awaiting consideration by Parliament. First, Paul Magrath discusses divorce reform. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 4 February 2019

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment has a crime-heavy flavour, including disclosure of spent convictions and youth reprimands, measures to tackle knife crime, the defence of legal aid, and plans for the future of the CPS. Plus the 30th anniversary of the Children Act 1989. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 28 January 2019

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment includes mental capacity law, domestic abuse legislation, cohabitation and the myth of the common law marriage, and developments in legal information and ethics. But first, the work-life balance for lawyers and how it can be improved. Continue reading