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'Tis the Season to communicate better....

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We are approaching the time of the year when parents need to have considered and agreed the arrangements for their children for the Christmas holidays. December can be stressful at the best of times, but there are going to be further complications this year...

How not to fall out with your ex during a pandemic

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During the pandemic, family life goes on. This means for separated parents there is an additional layer of confusion, emotion and complexity around the arrangements for seeing the children. After some initial miscommunication, the government has now...

Covid-19 - how we can help

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In this unprecedented time of crisis, we are acutely aware that there will be families who are under strain and will need access to family law services even where they may be in self-isolation or separated from family members. At the firm, we are doing our...

Mediation - is it right for me?

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Many clients who have attended a meeting with a solicitor or done their reading online will have heard about mediation as an option for resolving disputes around family breakdown. The government’s strategy for family justice is to require people to...

Surrogacy for Single Parents

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Due to a change in the law on 3 January 2019, it is now possible for single parents who used a surrogacy service to obtain orders from the English Court, by which they will be recognised as the legal parent. Under English law, the surrogate is the legal...

Meditations on mediation

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It is #NationalMediationWeek this week, and so on our blog we are focusing on the how, what and why of mediation as a process. At the firm we have two qualified Resolution mediators - Peter Burgess and David Lillywhite who are trained to help clients work...