Navigating our “New Normal”

When the lockdown began nearly 9 weeks ago, the Courts and legal sector had to rapidly become adept at navigating remote working and ensuring that we were still able to provide the highest level of service to our clients. As a society we are used to dealing with each...

What is Practice Direction 12J – Domestic Violence?

Practice Direction 12J – Domestic Violence was established on the 2nd October 2017 to increase the awareness of domestic violence and the effect it has on children. Its purpose is to provide clear steps for the court to follow so that when domestic abuse is...

Family Mediation Week

This week 20th – 24th January 2020 is Family Mediation Week. Mediation is a conversation worth having. John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council said ‘it is not surprising that so many people who attend a first meeting with a mediator chose to go on to...

New Rights for Mixed-Sex Couples

Monday 2nd December 2019 brought with it the option to acquire rights for mixed-sex cohabiting couples. It has long been a concern for many that couples who cohabit (for whatever length of time) do not possess the same rights as married couples, even though living...

Children Act Orders: Child Arrangements Over Christmas

The festive period can be a time of great stress for separated parents and the children of divorced parents. Both parents will want to spend time with their children over the Christmas period, and the child or children will want to see them just as much. Working out...
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