Family law

The 14 year old who won the right to be cryogenically frozen

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It is a common misconception that a solicitor specialising in family law is just a 'divorce lawyer'. This is far from the reality; the practice of family law is extremely varied and can encompass a very wide range of issues that have resulted in a dispute between private individuals. More …

Brexit: what this means for Family Law

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The Brexit vote will likely have a knock-on effect on a range of family matters governed by the current system, which pulls together strands of EU and domestic legislation into a single Family law regime. Changes are likely to be felt most keenly by international families. More …

To unbundle or not to unbundle

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Many family solicitors will be relieved about the recent ruling in the case of Minkin V Lesley Landsberg. More …

The silver divorce

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Divorce is unpleasant at the best of times but when you are merely a few years away from an anticipated happy retirement with your spouse it is particularly galling to find yourself in the midst of marital difficulties. More …

What happens when parents separate regarding the time they each spend with their children?

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A look at different scenarios and the court's approach, endorsing the option of family mediation. More …

Resources for children and young people

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Our Family mediation team have complied a helpful list of resources that can help children and young people going through separation and divorce in the family. More …

Client guide: Final hearings in financial remedy proceedings

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A client guide to final hearings in financial remedy proceedings. More …

Acquiring parental responsibility

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The phrase 'parental responsibility' encompasses the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authorities which by law a parent has in relation to their child. More …

Summary of the law on surrogacy

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Under a surrogacy arrangement, one woman carries and gives birth to a child for the benefit of another. The most common arrangement is for the surrogate mother to be artificially inseminated by the male partner of the commissioning parents. Sometimes, fertilisation may take place in a laboratory using genetic material from both commissioning parents with the resulting embryo being transplanted into the surrogate mother. In either case the surrogate mother is the one who meets the definition of the mother in section 33 of HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act) 2008. More …

The relevance of conduct in divorce

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An initial question commonly asked by clients when seeking advice is the extent to which their spouse's behaviour may be taken into account when dividing matrimonial finances. More …