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Promoting Equality for Unmarried Couples

Riaz Munir

Posted by Riaz Munir | Trainee
On 20th February 2017

According to the Office of National Statistics in 2016 the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016 were co-habiting couples; more than doubling from 1.3 million to 3.3 million families. Many of these relationships will inevitably come to an end. The government has now introduced the Cohabitation Bill 2016-2017; due for its second reading in the House of Lords. The aim is to create protection of cohabitants’ rights and also provide certainty and clarity in the midst of the current case law conundrum.

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Pakistan 96th state to join 1980 Hague Convention on international child abduction

Tayo Taylor

Posted by Tayo Taylor | Solicitor
On 16th January 2017

The news that Pakistan has joined the Hague Convention 1980 will be welcomed by parents and legal practitioners. As from 1 February 2017, Pakistan will be a contracting state to the 1980 Hague Convention. This international treaty sets out legal procedures for the prompt return of children who are wrongfully removed or retained away from their country of habitual residence. The 1980 Hague Convention aims to protect children from the harmful effects of child abduction.

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