On 25th July, the Supreme Court delivered its much anticipated judgment in the appeal brought by Mrs Owens against the earlier Court of Appeal ruling that her husband’s behaviour throughout a long marriage was not sufficiently unreasonable that she could not be expected to live with him. In order to obtain a decree of divorce…

Surrogacy arrangements – arrangements whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another individual or couple – are amongst the most controversial methods of family creation. Access to surrogacy may depend on religion, geography, jurisdiction and sexual orientation. There is no clear international consensus on the legality of surrogacy…

In this week’s spotlight, we look at the recent right for same sex partners to live in any EU member states, including those which oppose same sex marriage. Earlier last month, a European Court ruled that EU nations that oppose same sex marriage must give same sex couples equal residency rights to those which heterosexual…

Few can forget the excitement of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston’s engagement and the subsequent shocking split that resulted in his relationship with then co-star, Angelina Jolie.  ‘Brangelina’ went on to become one of Hollywood’s iconic couples. However, it is now almost 2 years since their divorce. Whilst much of the news has died down, Jennifer…

TV presenter, Ant McPartlin of ‘Ant and Dec’, has been a standard fixture in most of our own homes over the last decade. His participation in programs such as “Britain’s Got Talent”, “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”, and “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” has made him well-known in the entertainment world.  With…