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Covid-19 and the Family Courts (12 June 2020)

It is essential to know and understand how the courts will operate in your family law case during the pandemic.   Read more...

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Financial remedy cases – what is a private FDR? (5 May 2020)

Solicitor Henna Sajid looks at the uncertainty surrounding those subject to Financial Remedy proceedings.   Read more...

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Legal Aid changes in relation to Private Family Law matters during Covid-19 (23 April 2020)

Looking into the legal aid changes concerning private family law matters during the coronavirus lockdown.  Read more...

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Q&A: Child Arrangements Orders and Covid-19 (21 April 2020)

Robert Weighill carries out a Q&A on pressing Child Arrangements Orders questions during the coronavirus outbreak  Read more...

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Contact with a child during Public Law Children Proceedings and Covid-19 (16 April 2020)

An in-depth look into contact with a child during public law children proceedings amidst the Covid-19 pandemic  Read more...

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Where does the law stand in relation to a Child Arrangements Order during Covid-19? (15 April 2020)

A look at how Child Arrangements Orders are affected by the government rules during the Covid-19 outbreak.  Read more...

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Support for domestic abuse sufferers during the Covid-19 outbreak (8 April 2020)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors' family solicitors are still available to assist vulnerable individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more...

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Domestic Abuse and Covid-19 (2 April 2020)

Advice for victims of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic  Read more...

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Covid-19: divorce and financial arrangements (31 March 2020)

Director Natasha Khakhar takes a look at how the Covid-19 outbreak has impacted on divorce and financial proceedings  Read more...

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Divorce law is set to radically change (18 March 2020)

With divorce law set to change dramatically, trainee solicitor Rajneet Grewal takes a look at the current rules and how things will change in the future.  Read more...

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Domestic Abuse Bill – A Bill Eagerly but Cautiously Anticipated (5 July 2019)

On 21 January 2019 the government published its draft Domestic Abuse Bill. A bill which was part of the Conservative Party’s 2017 manifesto. A bill eagerly but cautiously anticipated by professionals with the hope that it will offer the opportunity to get it right for victims replacing the existing piecemeal and fragmented legislation.   Read more...

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How will Brexit affect Divorce? (12 June 2019)

Brexit is looming whether we like it or not. The interaction between the United Kingdom and the rest of the EU will change in many areas and family law is no exception.  Read more...

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No-Fault Divorce – the end of mudslinging? (5 June 2019)

We live in a society where 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. Under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in England and Wales, couples seeking a divorce must show their marriage has “broken down irretrievably”.  Read more...

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Divorce Law – reform set to end ‘blame game’ between couples and introduce no-fault divorces (9 April 2019)

Divorce Law in England and Wales is to be overhauled so that couples will no longer have to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriage or else wait for at least two years of separation to take place before they can divorce.   Read more...

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Mother of three year old girl becomes the first person convicted of FGM in the UK (6 February 2019)

This month, the mother of a three year old girl became the first person to be convicted of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The landmark ruling has been welcomed by campaigners who hope it will encourage other victims to come forward and report the crime.  Read more...

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The Domestic Abuse Draft Bill Offers Wider Protection to Victims of Abuse (30 January 2019)

On the 21 January 2019, the Government released a Domestic Abuse Draft Bill containing proposed changes to the way domestic abuse is categorised and dealt with in the UK. The draft bill aims to offer greater protection to those who suffer domestic abuse.   Read more...

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Thinking about Surrogacy? (25 January 2019)

Following a recent surrogacy case which has prompted a change in surrogacy law, we discuss surrogacy and everything you need to know about The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 which came into force on 3 January. It is important to understand how the law can protect both surrogates and those looking to go down the surrogate route to have their children. We can help you answer the questions you may have before, during and after the baby is born.   Read more...

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‘Divorce Day’– why do so many couples start legal proceedings in January? (7 January 2019)

Many of us may have a case of the January blues this week as the festivities fade. It is also a significant period in the calendar for some as today, the first working Monday of January, is the most popular day of the year to begin legal proceedings for divorce in the UK, therefore dubbed ‘Divorce Day’.   Read more...

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