News Essentials: 15th July 2019
A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:
Heterosexual couples may be allowed to convert marriages to civil unions
Ministers in England and Wales are considering how to extend civil partnerships. Full story: The Guardian.
Hale risks political storm by questioning legislation before parliament
The president of the Supreme Court has taken the constitutionally unusual step of publicly criticising a bill that is making its way through parliament. Full story: Law Society Gazette.
O'Dwyer v O'Dwyer  EWHC 1838 (Fam) (12 July 2019)
Appeal by husband against spousal maintenance order, on the basis that the judge was wrong to identify the income stream of a business as matrimonial property. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.
AB (Termination of Pregnancy), Re  EWCA Civ 1215 (11 July 2019)
Appeal against order that would have allowed the termination of the pregnancy of a 24-year-old woman with moderate learning disabilities. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.
X v Y (Permission to Appeal)  EWHC 1713 (Fam) (03 July 2019)
Application by father for permission to appeal against financial remedies order. Full report: Bailii.
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