UN International Day of Older Persons

UN's International Day of older persons' 60+ counts logo

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 50 years’ time it is anticipated that there will be an additional 8.2 million people aged 65+ in the UK. This is Read more…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Fathers and the right to parental responsibility

parental responsibilty

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers and special guardians! In this article, we look at fathers and parental responsibility, which isn’t always straightforward. (Unlike a Read more…

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Posted on Jun 13th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

No fault divorce: change is coming to the law

no fault divorce

April 2019 saw the government agree to start legislating on what will be one of the biggest changes to divorce law since the Divorce Reform Act 1969. After years of Read more…

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Posted on May 20th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Happy Mother’s Day to all who have parental responsibility for a child

parental responsibility

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and special guardians! All biological mothers automatically have parental responsibility for their children. Parental responsibility is a wide range of Read more…

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Posted on Mar 31st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Divorce rate peaks in January

With online divorces now possible, this means an application can be lodged at court at any time and, according to official figures, the divorce rate peaked with 455 people applying Read more…

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Posted on Jan 28th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled that denying a couple the right to enter heterosexual civil partnerships is incompatible with human rights laws.

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Posted on Jul 4th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Child care issues all single parents should be aware of

The child care issues all single parents should be aware of

Single Parents’ Day takes place each year on 21 March.  Simply put, it is a day set aside to applaud the hard work that goes into raising children as a Read more…

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Posted on Mar 21st, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Further protection for emotional abuse victims

Further protection for emotional abuse victims

On 29 December 2015, under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, a new criminal offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships came into force. Read more…

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Posted on Feb 22nd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Many victims of domestic violence should get family legal aid: but do they?

Do victims of domestic violence get family legal aid?

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and, consequently, many people have found themselves without access to family legal aid. Read more…

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Civil Partnership: A modern alternative to marriage for heterosexual couples?

civil partnership: A modern alternative to marriage for heterosexual couples?

The media reported this week that a couple have begun a legal battle at the High Court against the ban on heterosexual couples entering into a civil partnership. Civil partnerships, Read more…

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Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

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