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Jennifer McNeil on her career, aspirations and family law

We are proud to share that Jennifer McNeil, Partner at Dodds Solicitors, is featured in the Spring Edition of Dluxe Magazine’s ‘Focus: Women in Business’. Talking about life, her career,... Read more

Possible New Divorce Laws Coming Soon

The Divorce, Dissolution & Separation Bill [HL] 2019-20 is due to have it’s second hearings in the House of Lords today which means there will be a general debate on... Read more

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... Read more
13th August 2018

Is my Nikah valid in the UK?

The recent case of Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54 has caused widespread confusion on the question of whether an Islamic marriage not followed by a civil ceremony, is recognised... Read more
21st May 2018

Narborough Foxes U12s award night

  Jennifer McNeil a Partner at Dodds Solicitors LLP had a fantastic time at the end of season presentation for the Narborough Foxes! What a privilege to present the awards to... Read more
18th September 2017

Grounds for Divorce: Unreasonable Behaviour. Subjective or Objective?

The recent case of Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 has been subject to much controversy; in short due to a judge refusing to grant a wife of almost... Read more
15th August 2017

DIY Divorces: The considerations

When a married couple make the difficult decision to separate, the vast majority wish for matters to be dealt with quickly and amicably. Some believe that to involve solicitors will... Read more
2nd August 2017

Separation and divorce in later life

Separating at any time of life can be a very difficult process however in later life it can feel as though you are more vulnerable as your financial security is... Read more
14th July 2017

Providing care for your grandchildren and protecting your role as a grandparent

Statistics suggest that nearly 2 million grandparents have either given up a job, reduced their hours or taken time off work to look after their grandchildren. With the cost of... Read more