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The Impact of Covid-19 on the Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme (13 August 2021)

Cafcass has published an update in relation to the provision of the Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme (DAPP) to alleviate the pressure on the family justice system.  Read more...

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What does the Domestic Abuse Bill look like and what will it mean for cases? (1 June 2021)

Cases of domestic abuse have risen during the pandemic, how will the Domestic Abuse Bill help?  Read more...

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Protection from FGM: Family Law Development of FGMPOs (26 March 2021)

FGM has been criminalised for 36 years now, yet we saw the first and – to-date – only FGM conviction in 2019  Read more...

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Assumptions of domestic violence in marriages (4 March 2021)

Recently there has been an increase in the number of serious claims being made by mothers against the fathers of their children in family proceedings. These include allegations of sexual abuse and coercive control.   Read more...

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Breakthrough Ruling for Victims of Domestic Abuse seeking Legal Aid (9 February 2021)

Many victims and survivors of domestic abuse have faced extreme difficulties in obtaining legal aid to fund court applications for orders such as non-molestation, and child arrangements orders  Read more...

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Are the local authorities failing to allow children reasonable contact with parents during the coronavirus pandemic? (8 September 2020)

Faced by the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, local authorities reacted by closing contact centres, resulting in the suspension of face-to-face contact between children in their care and parents.  Read more...

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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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