Mr and Mr

Mr and Mr

The first same sex marriage ceremonies took place on Saturday 29th March amid a great deal of media attention. From a legal perspective not much has changed. We have been advising on pre-civil partnership agreements since the Civil Partnership Act came into force in 2005; the only difference for same sex marriage is that these can now be called pre-nuptial… Read more →

Child protection in the News

Child protection in the News

The government is giving consideration to creating a new criminal offence to prosecute those who cause deliberate emotional harm to children. It seems they have gathered evidence to show that some parents go out of their way to cause psychological suffering to their children. On the same day we hear that the NSPCC have a new report out saying that… Read more →

Don’t forget your ex on Mother’s Day

Don’t forget your ex on Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  This is a plea to all separated couples to remember that, however badly their relationship with the mother or father of their child has broken down,  it is important to remember them on Mother’s and Father’s Day.  That person may have stopped being the love of your life.  They may have said or done things… Read more →

Help for victims of domestic violence

Help for victims of domestic violence

In today’s news we hear that the police are failing the victims of domestic violence by not taking them seriously, not investigating their circumstances or gathering proper evidence on which they can prosecute and that the Home Secretary is so concerned about it that she is going to take personal responsibility for putting this right. While it might well be… Read more →

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

So Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are to separate.  I hope for their sakes that we all resist the urge to rush to the gossip columns and try and find out why they have separated who has done what, who is going to get what and so on.  Instead I would like to think that anyone who has ever experienced… Read more →

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