Arbitration – back to the future?

Remember this 1985 classic? I am sure some of you will remember it coming out.  I do (although I was still trying to figure out why I was in a law library and not on a golf course at that time). As the exchange goes: Doc: Well, good luck for both of our sakes. See

Surrogacy and reasonable expenses

Parents who have a child via surrogacy must obtain a Parental Order to end the surrogate’s parental rights (and those of her spouse or civil partner if she has one) and to ensure that they are recognised as the legal parents of their child. Section 54 of The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 sets

The case of TT and legal recognition for transgender parents

In this blog I explore a recent case in family law involving legal recognition for a transgender parent. With thanks to barrister Richard Jones of 1GC who kindly shared his expertise and in doing so helped the following piece come together.   Background Alfred McConnell (Freddy) is the transgender parent at the centre of the case

Early Neutral Evaluation – Part 1: What, why and how it works

What is Early Neutral Evaluation? Early Neutral Evaluation is a process used in some divorce cases to help separating couples reach an agreement on financial issues. It is based on the formal court process where – after there has been full financial disclosure and there is a good understanding of the financial circumstances and overall

Parental Alienation Awareness Day – 25 April 2020

Parental Alienation Awareness Day was created to raise global awareness of this issue. There is no clear data as to the extent or scale of this problem, but those of us who work in family law are aware of it and recognise the impact is can have on children, parents and society. Cases in which