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Adeshetu Momoh becomes an Accredited Family Panel Member (15 October 2010)

Adishetu Momoh joined Duncan Lewis in August 2009 as a family solicitor. Since being at the firm, Adishetu has dealt with a vast range Family law cases in areas including divorce and ancillary relief.
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Duncan Lewis successful in Family Peer review audit (27 September 2010)

Every law firm gets reviewed regularly to make sure that they are maintaining a set standard. Duncan Lewis’ Family department were peer reviewed in September 2010. Outcome of the audit was level 2 competency plus.
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The Cafcass crisis and Public law proceedings (5 July 2010)

In public law proceedings Family Court Advisors act as Children’s Guardians and have an important role within the proceedings. Upon the issuing of an application for a care or supervision order, which is usually made by the Local Authority, the Court will notify Cafcass, who is under a duty to allocate a Family Court Advisor to the case.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Family Department to Provide a Family Mediation Service (28 June 2010)

Duncan Lewis’ Family Department is set to expand the provision of its service further, having been awarded a Family Mediation contract, due to start in October 2010.  Read more...

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Cohabitation Reduces Maintenance Payment (7 June 2010)

A man who was ordered to pay his wife £125,000 in maintenance has been successful in obtaining the agreement of the court to recalculate the payment after a private detective produced evidence that his ex-wife had set up house with another man, with whom she had a child.  Read more...

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Partner Amanjit Lalli achieves Domestic Violence Panel membership (31 May 2010)

Amanjit is constantly striving to push forward her knowledge and expertise in Family and Child Care law. She has recently attained her Domestic Violence Panel membership.   Read more...

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Importance of fact Finding Hearings (10 May 2010)

The underlying principle in all applications for Contact and Residence is the welfare of the child. Accordingly, the Court is under a duty to consider any allegation of domestic violence (physical or verbal) made against a party within the proceedings or against the child. The duty is continuing and the risk of domestic violence is considered at all stages.

In order to consider allegations of domestic violence a Fact Finding Hearing maybe directed at any stage. Fact Finding Hearings are regulated by the Family Law Practice Directions and form an integral part of “trying a case” as opposed to being a separate exercise.
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Cohabitation Reduces Maintenance Payment (12 April 2010)

A man who was ordered to pay his wife £125,000 in maintenance has been successful in obtaining the agreement of the court to recalculate the payment after a private detective produced evidence that his ex-wife had set up house with another man, with whom she had a child.  Read more...

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Child Care Team Expansion: Phuong Truong Joins Duncan Lewis (12 April 2010)

Phuong qualified as a solicitor in December 2000 and has specialised in all areas of family law since, including divorce, financial disputes, cohabitation, S14 TOLATA and all private law children matters, contact, residence.  Read more...


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