Graeme Fraser comments on Court of Appeal ruling on civil partnership for heterosexual couple in Family Law, Solicitors Journal and Family Law Week

Since the introduction of same-sex marriage on 29 March 2014, same-sex couples have had the choice of entering either into civil partnerships or into marriage. In contrast, the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 currently bars opposite-sex couples from entering into civil partnerships, and therefore the only status open to such couples wishing to formalise their relationship…

James Vernor-Miles and Peter Robinson discuss the skills required by a property law professional in Property in Practice, The Law Society

Property law, according to recent Law Society research, accounts for 40 per cent of the work of solicitors registering practice areas: conveyancing solicitors alone make up 14 per cent of the profession (and that’s not counting the 1,000+ licensed conveyancers). But the area of property law is also considered by insurers as ‘a perceived high…