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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

A visit to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg

The European Court in Luxembourg enjoys a level of support and quality of facilities that domestic courts, with the possible exception of the UK Supreme Court, can only envy. Before issuing its multi-lingual judgments, the judges have the benefit, not only of a superb modern library, but also the intensively researched opinion of an Advocate General, the nature of whose role is perhaps not as well known as it could be. Continue reading