11 Oct, 2017

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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

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08 Jan, 2016

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What happens when a couple with frozen embryos divorces?

In a recent Californian case, a judge ordered that a divorced couple’s frozen embryos should be destroyed. The embryos were created after the ex-wife, Lee’s, diagnosis of breast cancer, as

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21 Oct, 2015

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Supreme Court ruling shows that lying will not be tolerated in family matters

Where separating couples are dividing their finances, they must give ‘full and frank’ disclosure of their financial positions. This is so that everyone involved (including the family court) has a

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11 Aug, 2015

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We are all equal…. but are some more equal than others when it comes to grounds for divorce?

The iPM programme on Radio 4 on 1 August discussed the case of a woman who was unable to divorce her husband for adultery because he had sexual affairs with men rather

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04 Nov, 2014

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Ever considered a pre nuptial agreement?

Richard has recently written an article looking at the benefits of pre and post nuptial agreements for same sex couples for online gay magazine Gay Star News. Richard’s article looks

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24 Jul, 2014

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What happens when same-sex parents separate

Richard has written an article about the issues for same-sex parents who break up for online gay magazine Gaystarnews.  As part of their new Family Channel, we were asked to explain some

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29 Apr, 2014

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Mediation and fertility law disputes

Mediation is an increasingly common way of resolving family disputes, and can be an effective alternative to lengthy and stressful court proceedings in appropriate cases. We were recently asked to

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11 Oct, 2013

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Divorce after assisted conception

Richard has written an article published in this month’s The Review on what divorce lawyers need to know about managing relationship breakdown cases for couples who have conceived through fertility

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05 Sep, 2013

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Honesty best policy in divorce and dissolution proceedings

The Telegraph recently reported a divorce case where an agreed financial settlement reached between a husband and wife was set aside. In a rare move, the court decided that the

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