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2017 Family Law Update


This article first appeared in Irish Tax Review, Vol. 30 No. 2 (2017) © Irish Tax Institute

International Womens Day Seminar on Women as ADR Leaders


International Women’s Day 8th March saw a major conference entitled “Conflict Resolution: Peace, Practice and Perspectives – celebrating Women as ARD Leaders”. It was a collaboration between CI Arb, which is the authority for the regulation, training, promotion of arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in Ireland, Arbitral Women, a network of women from diverse backgrounds […]

Landmark Judgement in Surrogacy Case


The High Court gave a landmark judgement in a surrogacy case on 5th March 2013. The case involved a husband, his wife and her sister. The wife was the genetic mother and the husband was the genetic father of twins. The sister carried the children in her womb and gave birth to the twins. The […]

New Family Courts


On Saturday 2nd March a significant Seminar took place at which Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, the Chief Justice Susan Denham and Attorney general Maire Whelan and other speakers outlined the need for a reform of the Courts system, in particular the Superior Courts and the Family Court. At the time of the 1937 Constitution, […]

Messy divorce in the Courts? There is a better way.