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Family Law

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19 SEP 2011

'The benefits of marriage in all but name'? Same-sex couples and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 [2007] CFLQ 133

This article considers whether civil partnership and marriage should be seen as parallel institutions for legal purposes, and whether the existence of two mutually exclusive institutions is permissible under the European Convention on Human Rights. It is suggested that, given the uncertainties and questionable arguments in relevant case-law, a successful future challenge to the distinction cannot be completely ruled out, but that its prospects of success are not great.

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

Law and Practice

Covers the law, practice and procedure in respect of FGM and also includes wider contextual...



Law, Practice and Precedents

This work provides commentary, checklists, procedural guides and precedents on the subject in a...