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Supreme Court begins search for new Deputy President

December 14, 2017 0 comments

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has begun looking for a new Deputy President, following news that the recently appointed Lord Mance will retire in June next year. Two current Justices – Lord Hughes and Lord Sumption – are also scheduled to retire later in 2018, so the Supreme Court will be seeking replacements for them as well…

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Toddler removed from mother to protect her from father

December 14, 2017 0 comments

family life

A young mother who has already lost two children has now had her third taken into care to protect her from the father. Her first child died from pneumonia and the second in uncertain circumstances while being looked after by the father. In September last year, the couple’s third child, a girl referred to as…

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Scottish divorce law ‘leaves wives worse off’

December 13, 2017 5 comments

finances and divorce

Differences between Scottish and English divorce law can leave wives worse off according to a legal organisation. Consensus Collaboration Scotland is a north-of-the-border network of lawyers and financial experts working to promote alternatives to the courtroom for divorces and family disputes. Speaking to Scottish newspaper The Herald, member Denise Laverty noted that: “One of the…

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MPs consult on surrogacy law change

December 8, 2017 1 comment

family law

A government committee has launched a consultation on changes to surrogacy laws which would allow single people to become parents. Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 is the applicable legislation. Currently this states that anyone applying for a parental order to transfer the status of parents from the surrogate mother to…

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