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Medical treatment, divorce statistics and more

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June 23, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice, has criticised the thinking behind attempts to make courts financially self-sufficient. In a speech at the Palace of Westminster he insisted that courts are not ‘a provider of consumer services’. He said that “the characterisation of the courts as being service providers akin to…

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‘Other woman’ ordered to pay wife $8,000

June 23, 2017 1 comment

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A woman in Zimbabwe has been ordered to pay US$8,000 (£6,315) to the wife of a man she is having an affair with. The wife had launched a legal bid claiming $25,000 (£19,735) in “adultery damages” from the other woman after she learned of her husband’s affair. Although the couple were still married, and had…

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German court rejects gay marriage vote

June 22, 2017 0 comments

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The highest court in Germany has rejected a bid to force the country’s parliament to vote on the legalisation of gay marriage. Citing the overwhelming popularity of same sex marriage, the Green Party applied for an injunction which would compel lawmakers to finally have a vote on the issue. More than three quarters of Germans…

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Just a third of parents are home on time every day

June 22, 2017 4 comments

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Little more than a third of British parents go home from work on time every day. Two charities – Working Families and Brighter Horizons – have urged parents to make more of an effort to leave work promptly so they can spend more quality time with their children. Their research revealed that just 34 per…

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Puppy pictures key to happier marriage?

June 22, 2017 1 comment

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Looking at pictures of puppies, kittens and other cute animals makes marriages happier, a new study has suggested. Academics from Florida State University have found that creating a “positive association” between spouses helped the couples’ attitudes towards each other. In this study, the effect was created by showing married people photos of cute animals alongside…

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New Lord Chancellor pledges protection of the rule of law

June 21, 2017 4 comments

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Newly appointed Lord Chancellor David Lidington highlighted the vital role played by judges and the legal system at his inauguration ceremony this week. The Tory MP for Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire said judges deserved praise for their “dedication, personal integrity and commitment” as he was sworn into office at the Royal Courts of Justice in central…

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