The Pastoral Side of Family Law

The job of a family lawyer is not just about providing advice and representation. It’s also about navigating a client through the emotional and practical journey of separation. More often than not clients are heart broken, confused and frightened when they first come...

Negotiation Options Upon Separation

The thought of negotiating with your former partner or spouse following separation can be very daunting, particularly if you feel that you are not going to be able to reach agreement. It is normal for there to be issues in dispute in respect of the division of...

Divorce rate has reached a record low since 1973

It is commonly reported that divorce is on the increase and couples are separating at the drop of a hat. It is therefore of great surprise to note that in fact the divorce rate in England and Wales has reached a record low since 1973. The ONS have recently reported...

The Silent Victims

The number of men in England and Wales reporting domestic violence to the police has doubled in the five years to 2017. Despite the fact that one-third of all victims of domestic violence are male (almost 150,000 in 2017), less than 1% of the beds available in refuges...

What is Pension Sharing in Divorce?

Pension sharing is once again in the news because according to Age UK, thousands of divorced women in the UK are worse off in retirement because they didn’t factor into their financial settlement the pension fund of their husband. A pension fund can be one of the more...

Civil Partnership for Straight Couples

The Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced today that straight couples are to be extended the same rights as gay couples to enter into a civil partnership. Gay and straight couples should have the right to make the same choices in life says Mrs May. So what does...
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