This week, the Supreme Court has heard the case of a couple who wish for their relationship to have the same legal status as same-sex civil partners. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan do not wish to be married, and want instead to have a civil partnership, which at present is only available to opposite-sex couples.... Continue Reading →
Marriage certificates: unfit for purpose in the 21st century?
Marriage certificates in England and Wales are no longer fit for purpose, according to campaigners who are seeking a change in the law to overhaul documents that have not been updated since the Victorian era. The marriage certificate in its current form provides space for the names of the fathers of the bride and groom... Continue Reading →
No fault divorce – family law in need of modernisation?
Almost half of all marriages today will end in divorce. Financial freedom, access to education, advances in technology and moves towards gender equality are all factors which have changed our attitudes towards the longevity of marriage. For many, marriage is no longer a commitment for life and so divorce is becoming more of a commodity... Continue Reading →
Investing in property: a guide for parents
Property prices across the country are increasing faster than salary growth. This, coupled with strict lending requirements, means that many young people feel that they are fast being priced out of the housing market. As many young adults are struggling to pay their monthly rent and outgoings, let alone scrabble together a sizeable deposit, the... Continue Reading →