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Natalie Carolan

Calls for reform to the UK's divorce system

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The end of Brangelina was one of a string of events from last year that left everyone in Hollywood feeling off kilter. And now Bennifer have officially filed for divorce too. Bennifer can rest easy. Since 1970, all divorces in California have been no-fault...

Restoring the balance in favour of testamentary freedom

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On 15 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the landmark case of Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17 . The facts were: Mrs Jackson had one daughter Mrs Ilott. In 1978, when Mrs Ilott was 17, she left home to live with her...

Is reform on the horizon for cohabitating couples?

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More people cohabit than ever before. In fact, over the last ten years cohabitating couples were the fastest-growing family type, more than doubling from 1.5 million families to 3.3 million families. Despite the surge in numbers, as the law currently stands,...