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Video hearings tested in domestic abuse cases

The testing by HM Courts and Tribunal Service at Manchester Civil Justice Centre of vulnerable people appearing before the court ‘using a video link from a computer in their solicitor’s office', has so far proved successful, and it avoids the distress of appearing in court.  

By |2019-05-09T10:15:59+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New divorce law to end the ‘blame game’

The Justice Secretary David Gauke announced today 'a new law to help reduce family conflict'. There will be an end of 'the blame game' for couples wishing to divorce. Many lawyers who are members of the organisation Resolution have been advocating that the present system needed to be changed. Many of us lobbied Parliament in [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:40:52+00:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Equal Civil Partnerships’ – Royal Assent

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 (CPMD 2019) will come into force on 26 May 2019 following Royal assent being given on the 26th March 2019. This will mean that opposite sex couples may also enter into a civil partnership. The changes in the law relating to Civil Partnerships follows the [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:55:27+00:00March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An increase in new cases starting in the Family Courts

The Family Court Statistics Quarterly October to December 2018, published today, show that in England and Wales there 'have been an increase in new cases that have been started in the Family Courts'.... and 'There were 118,141 divorce petitions made during 2018, up 8% on 2017...'

By |2019-03-28T17:58:51+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New media guidance issued by HM Courts and Tribunals Service

The HM Courts and Tribunal Service has issued  guidance to  court staff in respect of media access to courts. This includes a  guide for the Family Courts, Civil Courts, Criminal courts and Tribunals.    

By |2018-11-16T11:00:12+00:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘’Prenup, postnup, catnup, dognup, petnup’’- why?

Our Family Law Partner Stala Charalambous looks at some of the considerations for clients in an article published by Lexis Nexis on the 24th September 2018. To read the whole article, please click below:

By |2018-09-25T13:29:10+00:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“No pain, no drain” divorce

In an article published by Lexis Nexis, our Family Partner Stala Charalambous comments on the press release by the government on Saturday 15 September 2018, that proposals are under way to make the divorce process less confrontational.

By |2018-09-25T17:08:11+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press release: Divorce process reforms? – Government consultation process has began

It is official. The Justice Secretary David Gauke has now confirmed that proposals are under way to make the divorce process less confrontational. Justice Secretary David Gauke said: 'Marriage will always be one of our most important institutions, but when a relationship ends it cannot be right for the law to create or increase conflict [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:10:56+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments