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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... Read more

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... Read more

Don’t suffer in silence – Domestic abuse during COVID-19 restrictions

Given the current climate, there is an increased risk to the safety and well-being of women, men and children who are at risk of experiencing domestic violence during the coronavirus... Read more

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

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... 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

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... Read more

“Common Law Marriage” – Does it Exist?

Increasingly more couples are choosing to live together rather than get married.  Recent data from the Office of National Statistics shows that cohabitation has increased by up to 25% over... 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