Hazel Wright discusses the new President of the Family Courts and the importance children’s wellbeing during divorce in Tavistock Relationships

New President of the Family Courts emphasises impact on children’s wellbeing of parents’ relationship after separation and divorce The Family Court judges will have a new leader on 18th July 2018. Sir Andrew McFarlane is to be the new President, ie the leading judge for all family courts. When Sir Andrew was a barrister, his…

Hazel Wright comments on Supreme Court’s ruling on heterosexual civil partnerships in the Financial Times, the Daily Express, The Law Society Gazette and Family Law Week

This morning, 27 June 2018, the Supreme Court handed down the judgment in R (on the application of Steinfeld and another) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) [2018] UKSC 32. This appeal considered whether the bar on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships breaches the…

Henry Hood examines no-fault divorce in Lawyer Monthly

Is Divorce Law About To Change Forever? Can Lawyers Cope? In light of the news that Baroness Hale of Richmond has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce. Below Henry Hood, Head of the Family Law Department at Hunters Solicitors, talks to lawyer Monthly about the potential implications surrounding the issue of no-fault divorce. The ‘Owens…