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29th November 2019

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 2019 there were over 5,800 applications made for Non-Molestation Orders, up 12% compared to the same period one year ago. What is a Non-Molestation Order? continue reading…

28th October 2019

Legal Assistant (Family and Care) Vacancy

Are you a CILEX student or LLB Hons/LPC graduate and interested in pursuing a career in Public & Private Family Law? Dodds Solicitors are currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Family Department in Leicester City Centre. Dodds Solicitors specialise in family services, criminal defence, conveyancing and wills and probate. This is a great continue reading…

4th October 2019

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 has been guided by a wealth of experience from the solicitors in the firm.  Whilst training, Samuel has also had a seat in our Crime continue reading…

22nd July 2019

Dodds Solicitors welcome Claire Cousin, Associate Solicitor to their family department

The partners are pleased to introduce Claire Cousin who joined Dodds Solicitors in May 2019 as an Associate Solicitor in the Family team. Claire has extensive knowledge of care proceedings and the law relating to child protection issues where the Local Authority become involved with families whether through Court proceedings or pre-Court proceedings where there may continue reading…

22nd January 2019

Progress in the Law relating to domestic abuse

The term “domestic abuse” is very often misunderstood, with many believing that only physical violence can amount to abuse. There will undoubtedly be victims who fail to see that they are being subjected to domestic abuse due to its various forms. In the absence of physical violence, abuse is sometimes hard to recognise. This may 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…

7th November 2016

Silver Splitters: Once Bitten Twice Shy

There have been a growing number of divorces and separations amongst those in their 50s and 60’s often they are “empty nesters” whose children have left home or alternatively they are moving into retirement. The National Office of Statistics recently confirmed that although divorce rates are generally falling there are an increased number of older continue reading…

13th July 2016

Getting Married Abroad: What To Be Aware Of

An increasing number of couples are slashing their wedding costs by marrying abroad in most cases this can take a lot of stress out of the big day however it is always as well to check all the formalities required in the country where you are intending to tie the knot. Some countries have different continue reading…

11th July 2016

When is a marriage not a marriage?

This may seem like an unusual question however some couples who choose to have a religious ceremony at their place of worship may in fact not be legally married if there is either no Registrar from the Registry Office present or the place of worship is not a registered place of worship. If the marriage continue reading…