These are the handouts for the overview lectures I provide on parenthood: legal parental status and parental responsibility. I cover the following issues (issues 1-3 were lectured on this year; issue 4 was included last year; and issue 5 two years ago):
Issue 1 – Who or what is a parent? [handout here];
Issue 2 – Legal motherhood [handouts here and here];
Issue 3 – Legal fatherhood [handouts here and here];
Issue 4 – Parental responsibility [handouts from last year here and here];
Issue 5 – The relationship between legal parental status and parental responsibility [handout from two years’ ago here].
These are the handouts for the overview lectures I provide on financial provision upon relationship breakdown. The focus here is on the breakdown of status relationships; the final issue, which compares status and non-status relationships was discussed as part of last year’s lectures:
Issue 1 – (Preliminary matters and) the debate over the normative basis of ancillary relief [handout here];
Issue 2 – Outline of governing legal principles and case law, including the extension of governing legal principles to marriage between same sex couples and civil partnership [handouts here and here];
Issue 3 – Private ordering and procedural aspects [handout here];
Issue 4 – Reform of the law governing ancillary relief [handout here];
Issue 5 – Comparison between the legal regime governing the financial consequences of the breakdown of status relationships and the approach taken to non-status relationships [comparison chart here and handout here].