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Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson

Sharon’s latest project is the SLSA funded ‘Married Women’s Association: The Twentieth Century Campaigns that Family Law Forgot’. Her research themes within the network mainly focus on relationships and finances.


Books· (2015). Prenuptial agreements and the presumption of free choice: Issues of power in theory and practice. Hart Publishing. · (Forthcoming 2022). Family Law Reformers: The Story of the Married Women’s Association. Hart Publishing. · (with Probert, P.) (Forthcoming 2024). Research Handbook on Marriage and Cohabitation. Elgar. Journal Articles (selected) · (Forthcoming, 2021). Against Divorce? Revisiting the Charge of the Casanova’s Charter. Child and Family Law Quarterly. · (2020). Using feminist relational contract theory to build upon consentability: a case study of prenups. Loyola Law Review 66(1), 55. · (2019). A Millstone Around the Neck? Stereotypes About Wives and Myths About Divorce. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 70(2) 181. · (with Cranmer, F.) (2019). Humanist weddings in Northern Ireland: a missed opportunity for reform? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 41(2), 229. · (2018). Feminist relational contract theory: A new model for family property agreements. Journal of Law and Society 45(4), 617. · (with Hayes, L., Newman, D and Pateman, C.) (2018). The sexual contract 30 years on: a conversation with Carole Pateman. Feminist Legal Studies 26(1), 104. · (with Cranmer, F.) (2018). Marriage and civil partnership in Northern Ireland: A changing legal landscape. Child and Family Law Quarterly 30(3), 320. · (2018). Twentieth Century Housewives and The Sexual Contract. Feminists@Law, 8(1). · (2018). Thorne v Kennedy: Why Australia's decision on prenups is important for English law. Family Law 48, pp. 415-419. · (with Sandberg, R.) (2017). Relational autonomy and religious tribunals. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 6(1), 137. · (2017). ‘Miller-lite’: Is it fair not to share in short marriages? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 39(4), 503. · (with Sandberg, R.) (2017). Common defects of the Divorce Bill and Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 2016-17. Family Law 47(April), 425. · (2017). Prioritising diversity: reflections from the Family Law Classroom. The Journal of Academic Development and Education Jan (7), 29. · (2016). In defence of the 'gold digger'. Oñati Socio-Legal Series 6(6), 1225. Book Chapters (selected)

· (Forthcoming). Behind Casanova’s Charter: Edith Summerskill, Divorce and the Deserted Wife. In Probert, R. and Miles, J. eds. Fifty Years of the Divorce Reform Act. Hart Publishing. · (with Sandberg, R.) (2019). Multicultural jurisdictions: The need for a feminist approach to law and religion. In: Sandberg, R. ed. Leading Works in Law and Religion. Routledge, 179. · (2018). Married Women's Property Act 1964. In: Rackley, E. and Auchmuty, R. eds. Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland. Hart Publishing. · (with Sandberg, R.) (2018). The paradox of pluralism: Towards a relational approach to religious freedom. In: Durham, W. C. and Thayler, D. eds. Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference. Routledge, 3.