Top 10 changes to family law in the past 10 years

and Kate Elliott. With thanks to QEB, 1 Crown Office Row, 1GC, 1KBW, 4PB and 36 Family for their contribution. What a decade it has been – and what a decade will it be to come – Part 1 The turning of the decade can be a significant moment in time – there was much talk at

Opposite sex civil partnerships  – why is the law changing?

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 was introduced to provide a legal mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships and this same legislation specifically prohibited opposite-sex couples from entering into civil partnerships. Since 2013 same-sex couples have been able to marry.  The two systems of marriage and civil partnership have continued side by side for same-sex couples, whilst