What is an amicable divorce?

What does it mean to have an amicable divorce? To many, the words “amicable” and “divorce” are rarely referred to in conjunction with one…

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Bet on your T’s & C’s

“Whether we like it or not, we are living in a digital era”. Lady Justice Andrews, in the recent Court of Appeal Judgment of Joan…

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Imitation of Our Website

It has recently been brought to our attention that an imitation of our website has been created and is currently live on the internet. …

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Family Mediation Week 2024

Monday 22nd January 2024 marks the start of Family Mediation Week. Family Mediation Week aims to raise awareness of mediation and it’s…

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Divorce: Fear of Lawyers

At the beginning of a new year, many people are considering their future and whether or not they wish to remain in relationships. What…

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Writ of Controls…

Although originally undertaken by Sheriffs, Writ of Controls is now a job which is handled by the High Court Agents. Once Judgment is…

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Rack your brains!

This week, in a change to the usual format, I have compiled a cryptic crossword with a (vaguely) legal theme. The answers will be…

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Christmas is coming!

Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are behind us, the Christmas ads are coming in thick and fast. Earlier this year, the Advertising…

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The Ghost of Tenants Past

In England, the majority of private residential properties are let to a tenant by way of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). One common…

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What’s the deal?

In recent years Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become important events in the marketing calendar, bridging the gap between Halloween…

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Don’t scare them off!

Halloween and Bonfire Night are nearly upon us.  While these events can provide a good marketing opportunity, advertisers must think…

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Do I need to make a Will?

When a person dies without a Will the intestacy rules determine how their estate will be administered. These rules are set out in…

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It’s good to be green!

This week is Recycle Week 2023. The focus this year is on “missed capture” – items in the home which can be recycled but are commonly…

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. We believe it is incredibly important to acknowledge the importance of mental health issues, and while…

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Guidance on Mental Health

Employers should promote mental health wellbeing not only from a litigation risk perspective but also in relation to promoting good…

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(Simply) the Best.

In 1981 the late Tina Turner went public for the first time about being a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her then husband Ike…

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Menopause and the workplace

The Government’s response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s report on menopause was published on 24 January 2023. The Government…

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Be consistent

The case of N (A Child), Re (Instruction of Expert) [2022] EWCA Civ 1588, may at first glance have limited relevance to most family law…

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Property Winter Worries

Winter can be pretty rough, and it’s coming whether we like it or not. By the time of writing, it’s already here! What winter has in…

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Do the rules matter?

The recent case of McCarren v Ireland [2022] EWFC 113 examines contempt of court proceedings. Mr McCarren was the father in Children Act…

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