Rebecca Probert

Rebecca Probert Professor

Professor Rebecca Probert teaches family law at the University of Warwick. She has written on all aspects of modern family law (Cretney and Probert's Family Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 8th ed, 2012); IEL Family and Succession Law: England and Wales 37 (Kluwer, 4nd edition, 2013) and (with Jonathan Herring and Stephen Gilmore) Great Debates in Family Law, (Palgrave, 2012)) and has edited a number of collections of essays (Fifty years in Family Law: Essays for Stephen Cretney (Intersentia, 2012), co-edited with Chris Barton; Landmark Cases in Family Law (Hart, 2011), co-edited with Stephen Gilmore and Jonathan Herring; Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets (Hart, 2009), co-edited with Joanna Miles; Responsible Parents and Parental Responsibility (Hart, 2009), co-edited with Jonathan Herring and Stephen Gilmore; Family Life and the Law: Under One Roof (Ashgate, 2007)). Her main research interests lie in the field of the history of marriage, divorce, cohabitation and bigamy, with recent books including Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment (CUP, 2009), The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation: From Fornicators to Family, 1600-2010 (CUP, 2012) and Marriage Law for Genealogists (Takeaway, 2012).

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The evolving concept of ‘non-marriage’ [2013] CFLQ 314 28 SEP 2013

The evolving concept of ‘non-marriage’ [2013] CFLQ 314

Keywords: Marriage - non-marriage - void marriages - religious ceremonies - formalities -...

The controversy of equality and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1923 [1999] CFLQ 33 29 SEP 2011

The controversy of equality and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1923 [1999] CFLQ 33

 

Sutton v Mishcon de Reya and Gawor & Co - Cohabitation contracts and Swedish sex slaves [2004] CFLQ 453 22 SEP 2011

Sutton v Mishcon de Reya and Gawor & Co - Cohabitation contracts and Swedish sex slaves [2004] CFLQ 453

In Sutton v Mishcon de Reya and Gawor & Co it was held that a contract between cohabitants,...

Families, assisted reproduction and the law [2004] CFLQ 273 22 SEP 2011

Families, assisted reproduction and the law [2004] CFLQ 273

This article considers the legal rules allocating parentage between the genetic, gestational and...

The wedding of the Prince of Wales: royal privileges and human rights [2005] CFLQ 363 21 SEP 2011

The wedding of the Prince of Wales: royal privileges and human rights [2005] CFLQ 363

'A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and as such it rivets...

'Unmarried wives' in war and peace [2005] CFLQ 1 21 SEP 2011

'Unmarried wives' in war and peace [2005] CFLQ 1

Between 1914 and 1927 certain benefits - first war pensions and then unemployment benefits -...

Hyde v Hyde: defining or defending marriage? [2007] CFLQ 322 19 SEP 2011

Hyde v Hyde: defining or defending marriage? [2007] CFLQ 322

Lord Penzance's description of marriage in Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee has often been cited as...

Hanging on the telephone: City of Westminster v IC [2008] CFLQ 395 16 SEP 2011

Hanging on the telephone: City of Westminster v IC [2008] CFLQ 395

This case,1 involving a Muslim ceremony of marriage conducted over the telephone between parties...

Common-law marriage: myths and misunderstandings [2008] CFLQ 1 16 SEP 2011

Common-law marriage: myths and misunderstandings [2008] CFLQ 1

This article investigates the source of the myth that prior to 1753 cohabiting couples would...