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Film review: On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who has changed the course of legal history in America and inspired generations of lawyers by her indomitable spirit. Paul Magrath reviews a film which charts the events in her life leading up to her first major court triumph in the continuing struggle against sex discrimination. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 18 February 2019

This week’s selection of recent legal news and commentary includes smarter justice to deal with crime, the promotion of public interest journalism, transparency in the family courts, the return of an ISIS bride and what she might find here — plus as little Brexit as we can get away with. Continue reading

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