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Latest Articles

  • New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    Emerging in the shadow of the hotly discussed GDPR is the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation (ePR), which is set to repeal the existing 'cookie' law. The ePR has been coined the GDPR's 'forgotten sibling'. Together, it is hoped that they will form a fully comprehensive set of laws governing all uses of personal data within the EU. This short article aims to clarify the ePR's rules surrounding the use of cookie banners to obtain consent for the tracking of data, which may be of relevance to website operators who use cookies to track data.

  • 8 practical tips for people dealing with separation or divorce

    8 practical tips for people dealing with separation or divorce

    If you are reading this article you are either thinking about separation, you have separated and are wondering what to do next, or you may be looking to help and support a friend, family member or colleague deal with a separation. Separation is a stressful time. No matter your circumstances, here are some practical tips for separation which will hopefully assist you taking the next steps.

  • Surrogacy for same sex couples widening the scope of Family Law

    Surrogacy for same sex couples widening the scope of Family Law

    Congratulations to Tom Daley and his husband, Dustan Lance Black on the birth of their son, Robert Ray. Robert Ray was born on 27 June, via a surrogate.  The news of the birth prompted us here on the family law team to think about how notions of parenthood are changing, with assisted reproduction methods widening the scope of family law.