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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 as a legal marriage in the UK. Despite the reports from a number of media sources, interested groups and misinformed family lawyers suggesting that such continue reading…

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 the U12s team who have had a marvellous season having worked so hard. Well done to all the teams! Here is a snap of us continue reading…

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 40 years a Decree Nisi as he did not agree that what she described to be her husband’s unreasonable behaviour, was unreasonable. The Judge felt continue reading…

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 unduly complicate matters and lead to an increase in the costs and so revert to online companies for assistance. Last year ex-footballer Gary Lineker was continue reading…

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 threatened. Those separating in their 30s, 40s and 50s have the benefit of time to go out and earn an income to provide for their continue reading…

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 childcare up by 27% over the last five years it is no surprise that there is an increasing reliance upon grandparents to step in. The continue reading…