Family mediation and collaborative law

Resources for children and young people

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Our Family mediation team have complied a helpful list of resources that can help children and young people going through separation and divorce in the family. More …

Acquiring parental responsibility

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The phrase 'parental responsibility' encompasses the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authorities which by law a parent has in relation to their child. More …

Summary of the law on surrogacy

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Under a surrogacy arrangement, one woman carries and gives birth to a child for the benefit of another. The most common arrangement is for the surrogate mother to be artificially inseminated by the male partner of the commissioning parents. Sometimes, fertilisation may take place in a laboratory using genetic material from both commissioning parents with the resulting embryo being transplanted into the surrogate mother. In either case the surrogate mother is the one who meets the definition of the mother in section 33 of HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act) 2008. More …

Women and the law

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How has the position of women changed over the last few centuries? Our expert considers how the law has changed since Jane Austen's time. More …

Another casualty of the recession?

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During the deepest and longest recession the UK has seen for many years, many much loved institutions have fallen by the wayside in a tough economic environment. More …