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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law$
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Kenneth Norrie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861193

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.001.0001

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October 2007

October 2007

Three Proposals

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(p.179) Commentary No 34: October 2007
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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law
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Kenneth McK Norrie

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0034

This commentary discusses (from the viewpoint of 2007) three important law reform proposals, only one of which let to legislation. The UK Department of Health published for consultation a draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, designed to amend the parenthood provisions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: this was subsequently enacted as the more substantial Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. Also discussed are the proposals of the English Law Commission to provide financial claims for cohabitants and these proposals are contrasted with the Scottish legislation that does so. And the Scottish Law Commission's discussion paper on succession is discussed. This led to a report in 2009 but, at the time of writing, no legislation.

Keywords:   Law reform, Human fertilisation and embryology, Child welfare, Same-sex parentage, Financial provision for cohabitants, Intestate succession

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