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The 2022 Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture delivered online by Professor Gillian Douglas
Professor Gillian Douglas FBA, FAcSS gave the 2022 GW4 Family Regulation and Society Network and Exeter Law School Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture on the intriguing and important topic Achieving Family Law Reform: Evolution vs. Revolution.
Laws governing weddings are outdated and too restrictive in contemporary society, new research shows
Current laws governing weddings are too outdated and restrictive and do not reflect the diversity of faith and beliefs in modern society, a new report from experts at the Universities of Warwick and Exeter highlights.
Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows.
Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE PC FBA, former President of the Supreme Court gave the 2021 GW4 Family Regulation and Society Network and Exeter Law School Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture on the topical subject of “Family Law in a Crisis".
Couples who chose to marry in an alternative wedding ceremony can take part in a major new research project which will shed light on the demand for non-legal marriage services in England and Wales.
Research showing the key features of healthy relationships will be used in schools around the country to help teenagers learn how to build healthy relationships of their own.
Video link weddings should be allowed to help the desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, expert recommends
Weddings via video link should be allowed for those desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading marriage-law expert.
Couples should work as a team and make plans for the future to ensure their relationship thrives during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Couples trying to cope with the coronavirus lockdown should work as a team and make future plans to keep their relationship strong during the crisis, experts have said.
Almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.
Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study backed by the prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
Professor Probert helped Olivia Colman to unravel the story of her great-great-great-great-grandfather Richard Campbell Bazett.
Draft legislation designed to encourage the Government to make the first major changes to divorce legislation
Anne Barlow and colleagues' book Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times (Palgrave, 2017) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize 2018.
The Working Group looks at ways to resolve the complex legal position of 'international couples' within the EU when relationships break down or one partner dies.
Divorce law in England and Wales increases conflict and suffering for separating couples and their children
Divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce, according to University of Exeter research.
Where and how can one get married in England and Wales, and why is the law here more restrictive than in other jurisdictions?
Devon cohabiting couples can help experts uncover the secret of finding life-long love by taking part in a University of Exeter research project.
Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.
The Law School are delighted that Professor Cynthia Bowman from Cornell Law School has joined us as a Visiting Professor until May 2017
Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.
We are now recruiting couples to take part in interviews to find out what drives their relationship to thrive and endure.
We are pleased to announce the start of a new research project funded by Exeter alumna, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO.