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People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start a family

People with HIV are now able to donate their sperm or eggs to their partners, as the law in the UK is updated. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act will be amended via a statutory

Plans to make it easier and less traumatic for victims of child sexual abuse to bring historic claims through the civil courts have been unveiled by the government. Currently child sexual abuse claims must be

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

This consultation paper seeks views on options for the reform of the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in England and Wales. Specifically, it considers the recommendation by the Independent Inquiry into Child

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The Law Society of England and Wales has expressed concern at the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) continued pursuit of regulating authorised and non-authorised members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). The SRA’s consultation

Vile abusers who rape a child will have their own parental responsibilities automatically removed under new laws. An amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill tabled by the government will mean when child rapists are sentenced,

CILEx Regulation has submitted its response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s current consultation launched on 20 March 2024 which sets out their proposals for the regulation of non-authorised CILEX members, including CILEX students, affiliates and

A recent report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has proposed a novel approach to tackling loneliness among poorer couples in Britain: state-funded weddings, as reported by The Times. Citing the stabilising effect of

Kingsley Napley LLP has announced four new partners as part of its annual promotions round. This brings the total number of partners at the firm to an all-time high of 87, of whom 43 (49%)

East Midlands firm Nelsons has welcomed a new senior associate to strengthen its offering in the Derby region. Alex Wood has joined the team after six years working at Geldards, where she has developed an

On April 25, 2024, the Home Office released its most recent Official Statistics titled ‘Crime outcomes year to December 2023’, presenting data on outcomes attributed to offenses recorded up to December 2023, categorised by outcome

International parenting programme provider Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) has announced the launch of Family Transitions Online, a parent self-directed web-based parenting programme specifically designed to help families experiencing personal distress from separation or divorce

As of April 29th, the new regulation mandating the majority of separating and divorcing couples to first attempt non-court dispute resolution methods, like mediation, for addressing children arrangements and financial matters, has officially come into

The new regulation mandating the majority of separating and divorcing couples to first attempt non-court dispute resolution methods, like mediation, for addressing children arrangements and financial matters, has officially come into effect. Industry commentators have

The CMA has today opened a consultation on draft guidance for unregulated businesses which provide will writing, online divorce, and pre-paid probate services in the UK. The draft guidance is intended to help providers of

In response to concerns raised regarding the qualifications of expert witnesses in Family Court cases, Justice Minister Lord Bellamy has committed to addressing the issue, as reported by The Law Society Gazette. The pledge comes

Consultation launched to strengthen safeguards for child strip search including the requirement to notify parents and guardians when a child is strip searched. Parents and guardians will need to be informed when their child is

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has set out its pro-innovation approach to the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal services sector. Published yesterday, the update explains the oversight regulator’s overall approach to technology

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has issued guidance to regulators, pushing them to be proactive in creating an environment that encourages lawyers and law firms to innovate to help better connect people to legal services.

British lawyers have established the world’s first Sikh court, providing an alternative dispute resolution avenue for British Sikhs embroiled in family and civil conflicts, as reported by The Times. Unlike religious tribunals, this court operates

New legislation to provide extra protections for victims’ counselling notes during criminal investigations received government backing. The amendment to the landmark Victims and Prisoners Bill, tabled by Baroness Bertin, will require the police to be