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The question of surrogacy in the UK

It’s an area of family law that isn’t often discussed in public. Indeed, many people incorrectly think that it’s still illegal in this country. But surrogacy is an accepted practice in England and throughout the UK, as long as it isn’t done for profit.

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MIAM – what you need to know about family mediation

Family breakups are, without doubt, one of the most stressful and upsetting processes anyone can go through. This is particularly true if there are children involved, and/or the separation is not amicable.

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Careful preparation of committal applications - 12 April 2019

The case of Hammound v Al Zawawi 2019 showcased the importance of adequate preparation when filing applications with the Family Court.

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Change in divorce law looks set to stop the blame game - 10 April 2019

No-fault divorce is likely to be introduced, but professionals say fair deal on asset sharing means mediation must remain top of the agenda

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What happens when the relationship between cohabitees breaks down?

The number of cohabiting couples has doubled since 1996. With over 3.3 million people now cohabiting in the UK, legislation surrounding the rights (or lack thereof) of cohabiting couples that do not enter into marriage or civil partnership is becoming increasingly relevant.

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