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Update of Bills and new ideas in family law

Date:12 JUL 2016
Despite a very busy few weeks in the run-up to Brexit and its aftermath child welfare concerns have remained in the spotlight. Here are the latest Bills ideas and updates in the sector which make for very interesting - and at times controversial - reading.


There has been a flurry of new Bills going through Parliament in the last month focusing on marriage and child and family poverty as well as domestic violence.

The Registration of Marriage Bill has been put forward by a group of Conservative Labour and Lib Dem politicians. There is no text  for the Bill available yet so it's not clear what it seeks to achieve but it could potentially be connected to the Equal Civil Partnerships movement which looks to make civil marriages available to opposite sex couples (it is currently on available to same-sex couples). The Bill had its first reading 29 June 2016 and the next reading will be held 21 October 2016.

The next piece of proposed legislation which focuses on family is the Child Poverty in the UK (Target...

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