Published: 8th March 2019
A recent report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has highlighted a marked improvement in the way the police identify, respond and support domestic abuse victims.
Published: 19th February 2019
Justice Secretary David Gauke has confirmed that he plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce in the next session of parliament, reforming current divorce legislation by putting an end to the need to allocate blame when a relationship breaks down.
Published: 11th February 2019
A new research study conducted by Gingerbread – the charity for single parent families – and the University of Sheffield has found that contrary to popular belief, living in a single parent family does not have any adverse affects on the wellbeing of dependent children.
Published: 23rd January 2019
On the 21st January 2019, the Government published a new landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill in order to combat domestic violence in the UK by pursuing offenders and supporting victims and their families in the aftermath.
Published: 10th January 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have announced they will be launching a new £2.7 million Challenge Fund that aims to tackle and resolve parental conflict in the UK. As part of the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, the government-initiated fund will support disadvantaged families who are at risk of parental conflict.
Published: 13th December 2018
The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, the Family Justice Council and CoramBAAF will be working together to address pressing issues regarding Special Guardianship, in the hope to review protocols and deliver Court Orders which are fairer and more family-focused.
Published: 28th November 2018
The ex-wife of McLaren racing car driver, Kenny Brack, has demanded half of the £11 million family fortune as an appeal court ruled that their Prenuptial Agreement was “unfair”.
Published: 13th November 2018
Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov claims that he dissolved his marriage to British citizen and mother of two more than a decade ago, despite ex wife Tatiana Akhmedov’s attempt to seize his £350 million mega yacht amongst other assets in recent divorce proceedings.
Published: 2nd November 2018
A Supreme Court ruling has announced earlier this year that heterosexual couples will now be given the right to enter into a civil partnership. The new legislation follows the tireless efforts of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who became “accidental campaigners” for the new legislation.
Published: 17th October 2018
A long-awaited change is being called for in the wake of a new case where wrongful advice was provided by a McKenzie friend which subsequently resulted in the breach of an interim court order. Earlier this year, a British couple made the decision to take their child out of the country, claiming that they were acting on the advice of a McKenzie friend.
Published: 2nd October 2018
Family law organisation Resolution have welcomed the news that the government intend to introduce a no-fault divorce system in England and Wales, following the recent publishing of a government consultation paper on no-fault divorce.
Published: 18th September 2018
As Brexit creeps ever closer, new plans were released on the 13th of September by the Government, explaining how the countries leaders intend on dealing with Family Law matters in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit on 29th of March 2019.