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    • Senior Associate Solicitor & Mediator
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Family law during lockdown: your questions answered

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The COVID-19 lockdown has had an effect on us all. However, for those in separated families, going through a breakdown of a relationship or even hoping to start married life, the challenges faced have been particularly difficult. We’ve looked at some...

Confessions of a Family Solicitor during Lockdown

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It all seems rather surreal at the moment with the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Personally, I am trying to work from home while juggling trying to homeschool and entertain a preschooler at the same time! The majority of people...

Mediation Remains Available Despite Lockdown

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Although mediation is normally conducted in person, due to the current covid-19 lockdown, this cannot happen. However, we are still able to offer our clients mediation services via several different video conferencing options. Initial Mediation...

BBC Drama The Split - A Realistic Interpretation Of Family Law?

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The second series of BBC’s The Split is out today, and as a family lawyer you think I’d want to avoid a programme on divorce! Yet I was intrigued to see how dramatically my profession would be portrayed... For those of you who...

What Is Mediation?

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This week is Mediation Week ! Family solicitor Pauline Ellis shares her experiences of mediation, and how it can help. Today's blog asks: What is Mediation? Mediation is a ...

How to Legally Change Your Name

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When you get married or enter into a civil partnership it is not obligatory to change your name and take on your partner’s surname. Some people decide to change their name because of marriage or with couples wanting to make it simpler especially if...

Family Mediation Week

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Mediation - What is it, and how can it help me? This week is Family Mediation Week - but what exactly is mediation, and how does it support you and your family? When relationships break down emotions run high, and talking...

Five reasons for a Prenuptial Agreement

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Prenuptial Agreements are regarded as unromantic, but:- If every couple had one, there would be far fewer disputes about finances and all solicitors would be left twiddling their thumbs. If a Prenuptial Agreement is...

Taking your children abroad

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Separated parents need to be aware of the issue of the law relating to taking their children abroad on holiday, to avoid being accused of child abduction, be refused past check-in or turned away at boarder patrol, if they fail to take the right documents...

Family Dispute Resolution Week

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This week is Family Dispute Resolution Week organised by Resolution. As a Resolution Accredited practice we believe that it is important to ensure that anyone who is dealing with the end of a relationship, or a dispute regarding their children, should...