28 Jul, 2018

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Single parent surrogacy reform goes back to Parliament

The draft remedial order which will change the law to allow single parents through surrogacy to apply for parental orders has gone back to Parliament for a second time.  It

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27 Jul, 2018

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Supreme Court rules that excluding different-sex couples from civil partnership is human rights discrimination– what next?

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights because it only allows same-sex couples to enter into

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26 Jul, 2018

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Is maintenance for life on divorce an outdated concept? The case of Mills v Mills

Divorce cases can sometimes seem to the outsider to lack common sense but the recent case of Mills v Mills might be a case where the decision of the Supreme

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25 Jul, 2018

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Unreasonable behaviour as a ground for divorce and the case of Owens v Owens

It is rare as lawyers that we wait with bated breath for a Judgment but it was mouths agog in our office this morning when the judgment on this widely

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21 Jun, 2018

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Should transgender parents be free to choose how they are recorded on their children’s birth certificates? The UK High Court is asked to decide

A transgender man who has given birth in the UK, has taken an important case to challenge UK law, arguing that the requirement for him to register as his baby’s

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20 Jun, 2018

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Straight couple takes their legal challenge to the Supreme Court in a bid to enter into a civil partnership rather than getting married

On 14 May 2018 the Supreme Court heard the case of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan and widespread media coverage has followed. By way of background, Rebecca and Charles are

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26 Mar, 2018

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Single parent surrogacy – the government must heed Parliament’s warning

Natalie has written a comment piece for this week’s Bionews supporting Parliament’s criticism of the government ‘remedial order’ which will enable single parents, like couples, to apply for a parental

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21 Dec, 2017

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Court of Appeal rules in favour of transgender parent previously denied any contact with her children

The Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a High Court decision that a transgender woman whose children were being raised in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community should have no direct contact with

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29 Nov, 2017

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Single parent surrogacy – remedial order goes to Parliament

We are thrilled to announce that the government has, this morning, sent a draft remedial order to Parliament to change the law on surrogacy for single parents.  If passed, it

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15 Nov, 2017

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The Gender Recognition Act 2004 – reform for transgender rights?

In July 2017, the Government announced that it was considering a review of UK legislation on changing legal gender in line with plans to promote the equality of LGBT people

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