Modernising marriage; exploring the Law Commision reform proposals to give couples more flexibility over how they tie the knot.

Calls for marriage law reform after the Covid-19 pandemic There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic of a novel virus to bring about real change. And our marriage laws are no exception; as the pandemic has lent fresh impetus to the the Law Commission’s calls to modernise our “overly-restrictive” marriage laws. As we all knowContinue reading “Modernising marriage; exploring the Law Commision reform proposals to give couples more flexibility over how they tie the knot.”

Working from home or living at work? What does the ‘Future of Work’ mean for the ‘Future of the Family’?

I’ve always had a keen interest in the future of work and how technology may one day alter our working lives as we know it. The coronavirus pandemic has lent fresh impetus to the work from home movement, but I can’t help but notice that the articles focusing on “the future of the office” areContinue reading “Working from home or living at work? What does the ‘Future of Work’ mean for the ‘Future of the Family’?”

Prenups and their growing popularity Now we’re not saying they’re a gold-digger… but why is it that more millennials are seeking to enter into a prenuptial agreement (colloquially referred to as a “prenup”) before getting hitched? I can’t be the only person who rolls their eyes every time they read a new headline about millennials.Continue reading

The Sally Challen Case

Lessons to be learned from Sally Challen *Heads up that this blog contains themes of domestic violence which some readers may find upsetting* Now I just couldn’t start up a Family Law blog without touching upon the watershed Sally Challen case. For those of you who don’t know, Sally Challen is a woman who wasContinue reading “The Sally Challen Case”

Why the introduction of “no fault divorce” makes sense in 2020

Marriages, like many relationships, unfortunately break down. This is a sad, yet indisputable fact of life in a society where 42% of marriages end in divorce. And yet, there is often very little to be gained from conducting a forensic post-mortem of why the marriage broke down, or pointing the finger at the other forContinue reading “Why the introduction of “no fault divorce” makes sense in 2020″