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13 Oct, 2017

Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born?

Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born?

In the recently published case of Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77, High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis made a parental order in respect of a child born following a surrogacy arrangement in India in 2010 – six years after the usual six month deadline, and notwithstanding that the parents had previously decided against applying. After returning home to the UK after their daughter’s birth in India, the parents had initially planned to apply for a parental order, and Mr B drafted the conse...

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11 Oct, 2017

Goodbye to unequal pension rights for same-sex couples

Goodbye to unequal pension rights for same-sex couples

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others [2017] UKSC 47 is a landmark victory for individuals either in a civil partnership or same sex marriage but why? The case involved Mr Walker who worked for the company Innospec and, after 20 years of service, retired in 2003. During his years of service, Mr Walker paid into Innospec’s occupational pension scheme and built up a healthy pension pot, which included benefits for his surviving spouse. But  Innospec’s pe...

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