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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

‘Divorce Day’

Christmas and New Year are undoubtedly stressful times of year and can often lead to strained relationships reaching breaking point. Relate, one of the UK’s biggest relationship charities, acknowledges that... Read more

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

According to figures recently published by the Family Court Statistics Quarterly in September 2019 there was an increasing amount of applications being made for Non-Molestation Orders.  In April to June... Read more

Congratulations to Samuel Mason

Congratulations to Samuel Mason who qualified as a Solicitor as of 1st October 2019. Samuel joined Dodds Solicitors LLP in August 2017 as a Paralegal in the family/care department and... Read more

Options for those in Islamic Marriages not recognised by UK law

Following on from Jennifer McNeil’s blog of the 13th August 2018 regarding whether an Islamic marriage and or divorce can be recognised in an English court. If having taken advice... 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
6th August 2018

NEW Supreme Court Ruling – Divorce Owens-Owens

In a Judgement delivered on the 25th July 2018, the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a wife, Mrs Owens, seeking to divorce her husband of 39 years, Mr... 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