Family Law

  • Parental Orders – Key Facts

    Parental Orders – Key Facts

    In the recent case of Sir James Munby, the president of the Family Division, dismissed an application by a father for a Parental Order solely in his favour in respect of a child born by surrogacy. The application was dismissed on… Read More

  • Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Leeds-based law firm Emsleys Solicitors is celebrating after being ‘recommended’ in three categories in the prestigious league table of national law firms: the Legal 500, for the third year running. This year also sees Emsleys feature a… Read More

  • Without Prejudice - Same Sex Families

    Without Prejudice - Same Sex Families

    In recent months we've witnessed various stories come to light regarding same sex families and equal rights. Earlier this year, Ireland voted YES to same sex marriage, and not long after the U.S. followed. Both decisions were met with… Read More

  • What does Shared Care actually mean?

    What does Shared Care actually mean?

    The Children and Families Act came into effect in 2014. It emphasizes that both parents of children have equal status as parents following the breakdown of their relationship with one another. The Act was felt by some likely to lead to an… Read More

  • Same sex families: Legal facts you need to know

    Same sex families: Legal facts you need to know

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 changed the law on the rights of same sex parents, creating new rules for parenthood for lesbian and gay couples. If you are a same sex couple and are thinking about having a baby, whether… Read More

  • The Regulation of Surrogacy Agreements

    The Regulation of Surrogacy Agreements

    Two surrogacy cases have hit the national headlines in the past week, adding to the increase of reported cases in this highly complex area of family law. The number of emerging cases perfectly demonstrates the diversity of modern families.… Read More

  • Children of same sex families

    Children of same sex families

    Sir Elton John and David Furnish, one of the first same sex couples to marry in December 2014 and who have two children born through surrogate IVF, have criticised comments made by those in the fashion industry that such children are… Read More