From today (10 December 2014), couples in England and Wales will be able to convert their civil partnerships into marriage, as much-anticipated legislation comes into force. Following feedback after the draft regulations were published earlier this year, the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 have been expanded to provide for […]

Please note – this review necessarily reveals some aspects of the plot of the book. This article was first published by Family Law Week on 25 September 2014 In his latest novel, Ian McEwan turns his pen to another British institution, the High Court. He immerses himself in the world of the family lawyer in […]

The first same-sex weddings were celebrated in England and Wales on 29 March this year after the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force. Yet whilst many same-sex couples were ecstatic that their relationship would finally be given equal recognition in law, many in civil partnerships were left in limbo. There was no […]

The first same sex marriages are due to take place at the end of this month, as parts of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 come into force. Over the past few weeks, our team has received several enquiries from couples looking for advice about how to convert their civil partnership into a marriage, […]

We at TLT joined in the scrum of family lawyers across the country to comment on the Law Commission’s Report into Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements last week.  Here’s our take on matters: http://bit.ly/1dQ021Z

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Mumby, has delivered judgement approving a financial settlement award made through arbitration. Arbitration in Family proceedings was launched in 2012 with the aim of providing a cost-effective alternative to court proceedings to resolve family disputes. The case of S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam) is the […]