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Is maintenance for life on divorce an outdated concept?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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22 Jun, 2018

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Celebrating 15 years of the Hague Adoption Convention in the UK

On 1 June 2003, the Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Hague Convention) came into force in the UK. The purpose of

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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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22 May, 2018

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Transgender parents and contact arrangements – Am I at risk of losing my children if I transition?

All children have a right to a relationship with both (or all) their parents. The law is no different if a parent is transgender or gender diverse, but there is

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21 May, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to move abroad with our child ?

The law protects a child’s right to a relationship with both (or all) of his or her parents. That means that there are rules surrounding whether a parent can move

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17 May, 2018

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Surrogacy in the USA – a chance to meet leading experts at the Shard in London

At Brilliant Beginnings and NGA Law we meet intended parents every day whose decision is not whether to pursue surrogacy, but how. Surrogacy in the UK is possible, but for

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14 May, 2018

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Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy?

A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes

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