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The Family Court and Covid-19

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Author: Yasmin Kibble

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

Earlier this month Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, published guidance on ‘The Road Ahead’ for the Family...

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Challenging a Will

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Author: Linda Blay

There have been many high profile cases over the years where disappointed beneficiaries have brought a claim against an Estate...

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Why we need to talk about elder abuse.

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Author: Amanda Melton

Monday 15th June marked the United Nations’ World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This may have passed you by as there...

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‘Support Bubbles’ for single households: how do they work?

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Author: Vicky Preece

Yesterday, during the daily Downing Street briefing, the Prime Minister revealed a new measure termed “support bubbles” as part of...

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Probate delays: how long will I have to wait?

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Author: Linda Blay

The delays at the Probate Registries in issuing grants of representation are being widely mentioned in the media. The delays...

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The Domestic Abuse Bill – where are we?

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Author: Kate Ryan

The Domestic Abuse Bill remains with Parliament. The Bill was debated at a second reading on Tuesday 28 April 2020...

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Forfeiting an Inheritance

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Author: Linda Blay

The high profile case of Sally Challen has been in the news again this week.  Sally was convicted of murdering...

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Covid19 – Father losses legal battle to prevent his children from returning to school.

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

As the nation gets ready to send those pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 back to school next...

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Wills and Trusts Disputes – Covid 19

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Author: Rekha Toor

Whilst the courts may have physically closed their doors, this has not stopped Wills and Trusts disputes (also known as...

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Orders for Sale – Family Home

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

Typically, the main asset for divorcing couples is the family home, which may need to be sold to achieve a fair division of the assets...

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Rapid consultation on remote hearings in Family Law cases

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Author: Sarah Forster

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has recently published a rapid consultation on the use of remote hearings in family...

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A COVID-19 Babyboom? Financial Claims for Unmarried Parents

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Author: Charlotte Southworth

It is being suggested that 12-18 months post lockdown, there may be a baby boom. For those couples who are...

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