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…

Spotlight: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has been in the media spotlight since her relationship with Prince Harry was announced in autumn of 2016, and has received a whole new dimension of attention now that their engagement and wedding plans have been set (the wedding will be taking place in May 2018). Prior to this publicity, however, she was…

While present discussions on Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) have primarily focused upon trade and the rights of EU citizens in the UK, they will also affect more everyday aspects of law, including family law. This week we explore how Brexit is likely to change the future of family law and whether there…

Grayfords was pleased to find out that we have been included in the latest edition of Legal 500, a list of recommended law firms in the UK and around the world. Firms are chosen for inclusion in the Legal 500 based on merit. Legal 500’s expert researchers consider the kind of work a firm does,…