Muriel Walls

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The Act will offer opposite-sex couples the same financial benefits as those enjoyed by married couples, including sharing tax bands, transferring assets tax advantageously, and enjoying the same inheritance benefits as married couples.

Looking to save hundreds of thousands in tax over your lifetime? Well, if you live in the UK and you cohabit with your partner, but don’t want to get(...)

“Divorce is regarded as a normal part of the wear and tear of life.” Photograph: iStock

Family law practitioners broadly support removing divorce from the Constitution in a referendum next year, though one warned that it might be “a bridg(...)

Delicate balance: Did a spouse sacrifice work opportunities for their family and partner? Should they be expected to get back into the workforce if they took time out to raise a family?

We might have one of the lowest divorce rates in Europe, but a recovering economy means that numbers are on the rise once more, as couples take advant(...)

Same-sex marriage: the campaign knew that voters would warm to parents advocating equality for their own gay and lesbian children. Maureen Gowran appeared with her daughter Sandra Irwin-Gowran (right), of Yes Equality, and her partner, Marion Irwin-Gowran. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Noel Whelan’s first day in the Yes Equality office was March 24th this year, a Tuesday. He had volunteered to be a strategic adviser to the group, (...)

Muriel Walls, chairwoman of the Legal Aid Board – it is “. . . extremely difficult for the board to provide much needed services as speedily as we would like”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cuts to resources combined with a “dramatic increase” in the demand for legal aid since the economic downturn have made it “extremely difficult” for t(...)

Noeline Blackwell: “Many a poor employee has been forced to represent themselves in complex legal matters”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The IMF’s departing representative in Ireland, Peter Breuer, pointed out last Monday, in an address to the Institute of International and European Aff(...)

According to an EU study last year, women across Europe earn around 16 per cent less per hour than men

There can be no doubting the strides that women have made in recent decades when it comes to professional development; but when it comes to dis(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  felt strongly that it was necessary to have specialist judges expert in family law

A referendum to establish a new family court will be held next year, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said.Speaking at a consultative seminar on (...)