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26 Sep 2018

Breaking the news

Our founder and managing partner, Amanda McAlister, is the resident go-to expert on all matters Family Law for ITV’s hugely popular daytime programme, This Morning.

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19 Feb 2019

What is Parental Alienation?

 Parental alienation, as it has come to be known, is a term that has been used with increasing frequency in the debate over child contact, following the separation of the child(ren)'s parents.   Donna Roberts explains.

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14 Feb 2019

What happens to my pension if I separate or divorce?

When married couples separate, the divorce itself is intended to be a straight forward procedure, even more so when no-fault divorce is made law. But with divorce comes the issue of resolving your financial arrangements.  Everything relevant is considered: the assets of the marriage, which might be the matrimonial home and/or other properties - perhaps a holiday home - any business interests, savings, investments and, of course, pensions.

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11 Feb 2019

Algorithms and the care system

The Law Society plans to hold sessions in Cardiff and London in February 2019 to consider the use of and ethics of algorithms in the justice system In England and Wales. Isabelle Chatterton examines the implications for families. 

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30 Jan 2019

101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children

We are proud to have contributed to this excellent book, 101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children, with the chapter on making travel arrangements so your children maintain relationships with both parents written by partner Chris Fairhurst

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29 Jan 2019

Do you have to return your engagement ring?

Our own Jonathan Casey is featured in today's Daily Mail, providing expert commentary on whether or not an engagement ring must be returned in the event of the wedding being cancelled.

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28 Jan 2019

The importance of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

Family lawyers, including senior judiciary, have long campaigned to end the cross examination of an alleged victim by an alleged perpetrator in the Family Courts.  The draft Domestic Abuse Bill proposes to address this: Nick Hodson argues the importance of this proposed new legislation.

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