International Surrogacy Forum: The Reality – Empirical Research Findings – Debra Wilson

This conference, organised by Cambridge Family Law together with the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law, explored a range of issues and challenges surrounding the law and practice of national and international surrogacy from a practical perspective. Practitioners, lawmakers, academics and other participants will discuss … Read more International Surrogacy Forum: The Reality – Empirical Research Findings – Debra Wilson

New Zealand: Christchurch Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Following a series of earthquakes in New Zealand on Tuesday 22nd February 2011, the Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has declared a state of emergency and it is believed that around 65 people have died. The quake affected the centre of Christchurch CBD and was felt in the South Island. The diagram below shows the distribution … Read more New Zealand: Christchurch Mayor Declares State of Emergency

New Zealand: Aftershock Upsets Boxing Day Sales in Christchurch

An earthquake aftershock has hit the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year – Boxing Day, 26th December 2010. No fatalities have been reported, but damage to glass and masonry on many businesses has caused disruption to shoppers – the 4.9 magnitude quake hit during the day, forcing … Read more New Zealand: Aftershock Upsets Boxing Day Sales in Christchurch

UK: Coastguard Appeals for Information on Missing Swimmer

Portland Coastguard appealed for information from the public regarding a woman who went missing in the water near Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth, UK, on the morning of May 15th. Portland Coastguard Duty Watch Manager Ros Evans said: “The weather is very fair today with a calm sea, light airs and a very good visibility of 8 … Read more UK: Coastguard Appeals for Information on Missing Swimmer