Photo by Ekaterina Shakharova Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, presented a paper titled 'Grandparent Act or granny "annex"? Waiting for the Government?' at the Family Law Reform Now conference, hosted by Birmingham Law School in September 2021. The event was organised in collaboration with the Law Commission and conference … Continue reading Grandparent Act or Granny Annex?
Photo by Ben Wicks By Jaime Lindsey, Liz Fisher-Frank, Jo Harwood and Gillian Francis, University of Essex, School of Law On the afternoon of 25 March 2021, we hosted an online workshop by Zoom exploring the voice of the child in the context of the treatment of sexual abuse allegations in private family law disputes … Continue reading The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse
Photo by Nikola Saliba Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Samantha Davey has recently published a book with Hart, entitled ‘A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales’. This book is the result of PhD research which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It explored the … Continue reading A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales
Photo by Paolo Bendandi Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, explores family dynamics in the context of grandparents as primary caregivers. Grandparents may live miles or even continents away from their grandchildren. Pre-existing relationships may have been affected adversely because of Coronavirus-related self-isolation. Regardless of current events, many grandparents have played, … Continue reading Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times
Breaking up is hard to do and current laws in the UK and Wales can make it a lot harder. Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, explains why divorce law is ready for reform. Divorce law in England and Wales has been discussed, dissected and been the subject of dismay … Continue reading Divorcing Fault: Time to Stop Blaming and Shaming?