Marriage or Civil Partnership?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The Government has announced that it intends to bring about a change in the law to enable heterosexual couples to choose to enter into a civil partnership rather than to be married.

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No More Adultery?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

Recently we all became aware of leaked information regarding a planned consultation by the government to change the longstanding law in relation to the grounds for divorce. More recently still, that position has now been made official and the Justice Minister has confirmed that there will now be a public consultation running to 10 December so that all interested parties can express their views.

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Unreasonable Behaviour?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The much awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens & Owens has now been publicised and has generated a lot of interest in the media.

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No More Meal Tickets

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

In a recent high profile case, the court made a decision as to the continuation of “spousal maintenance” (in other words financial support between the adults as distinct from child support) this would suggest that the court is taking more of a hard line view on these matters.

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It has recently been revealed that there will be changes to the law on smacking children in some parts of the UK. This has lead to some discussion about what constitutes as smacking, what is the legal position and how this can impact parents.

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