Years of campaigning, a High Court case and a snap General election later and we finally have sight of the surrogacy reforms being laid before parliament.
Archives for 2018
Family Lawyer Lesley Gordon discusses no-fault divorce, comparing the English and Scottish divorce systems in light of the UK Government’s open consultation on Reforms of the Legal Requirements for divorce.
Who pays what when your child goes to university?
According to Legal and General’s recently published report in 2018 the Bank of Mum and Dad will help 316,000 loved ones buy a home, an increase of 17,700 from 2017. One in four transactions in the UK are dependent on the Bank of Mum and Dad.
The Supreme Court has made a declaration that preventing different sex couples from entering into a civil partnership is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). [Read more…] about Supreme Court backs civil partnerships for all
There have been a number of news reports in recent days commenting on MP’s calling for the Government to ‘enshrine in law’ the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce. The issue was debated in Parliament last week and the Ministry of Justice has said it would consider the proposal.
Quite possibly one of the saddest elements of the widely publicised case of Alfie Evans, is the involvement of third parties during the latter stages of the legal process. In this blog we discuss some of the difficulties that can arise when relying on non-regulated representatives.
Over the last year, numerous high profile cases about the medical treatment of terminally ill children have made their way into the newspaper headlines. Charlie Gard, Isaiah Haastrup and Alfie Evans have been some of the more high profile cases, each as tragic a set of circumstances as the last.
Attending Families Need Father’s Scotland meetings on a regular basis clearly highlights that there are still issues surrounding father’s involvement with their children post separation in Scotland. [Read more…] about Families Need Fathers…as well as Mothers
BTO’s Lesley Gordon discusses the legal landscape surrounding parenting where the parents are female same-sex partners. [Read more…] about Parental issues for female same sex couples