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Recent parliamentary research briefings of interest to family lawyers

Since 1 May 2019 the House of Commons and House of Lords Libraries have published several research briefings which may be of interest to family lawyers. They are listed below. The briefings, which are freely available to download, are intended to provide research, analysis and information for MPs, peers and their staff but are of more general interest.

General debate on Sharia law courts in the UK

Minimum age for marriage and civil partnership

Domestic Abuse and the Family Courts: Recent Developments

Child maintenance: draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Children's social care services in England

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2017-19: Committee Stage Report

Commons Library analysis: Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

Civil partnership for opposite sex couples

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill

Pensions: civil partnerships and same sex marriages

Effectiveness of the child maintenance service

International child abduction – preventing abduction and recovering children (England and Wales)

"Common law marriage" and cohabitation

Marriage of same sex couples: Northern Ireland