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Edward Bennett
Edward Bennett
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Nowadays, with advances in technology, many things have been digitised, resulting in much less important paperwork. This is not however the case for wills which are still physical documents. It is...
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Families with deep rooted problems will receive much-needed support to get their lives back on track with up to £165 million of new funding, announced the Communities Secretary Rt Hon...
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It is sometimes possible for the English Family Court to make a financial order where the divorce has taken place in another country, and even where that other country has already made a financial...
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A BBC soap opera storyline is highlighting how current surrogacy legislation is at odds with modern reproductive practices, says Southampton specialist parenting...
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20 February 2020

Lady Hale: a judge & her law
None of my cases before Lady Hale had much to do with children, but that is the area where her deep understanding of the law will be most felt now that she has stepped down as president of the Supreme...
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As of 31st December 2019, it is now possible for both same-sex and heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership. The institution was initially devised solely for same-sex couples through the...
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The family courts are not a safe place for victims of domestic violence due to the 'outdated views' held by some judges on sexual violence and issues of consent, according to a letter signed by...
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Chances are your client or a family member are going through a major life event when you are next in touch, be it a new child in the family, a wedding on the horizon, a separation, starting or selling...
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Evidence-led domestic abuse casesHM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (‘HMCPSI’) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (‘HMICFRS’) have...
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(Family Division, Lieven J, 4 February 2020)Sexual abuse – Disclosure – Religion – Duty of confidentialityThe Family Division held that the witness summons should be upheld and...
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