Family Law

Changing a child’s name

13th July 2020 by Naomi Hayward

I often receive enquiries from clients wishing to change their child’s name.  This is more often than not in relation...

Can you have a ‘conscious uncoupling’ without being a celebrity?

13th July 2020 by Naomi Hayward

Many celebrities over the years have announced a ‘conscious uncoupling’ or something similar when deciding to separate or divorce. Many...

Can divorce be stopped?

13th July 2020 by Naomi Hayward

Can a divorce be stopped, once the procedure has started? One of the questions that we are sometimes asked is whether...

Loosening the lockdown – The impact on families in crisis

21st May 2020 by Rosie Eastwood

As the Government relaxes lockdown measures, what does this mean for family law? During the pandemic, families were placed under tremendous...

Divorce Law Reforms Announced

9th April 2019 by Rayma Collins

As reported in the wider press, the MOJ has today announced ground-breaking changes to our current 50yr old divorce laws. Proposals...

New legislation to come into force allowing Opposite-Sex Couples to enter into Civil Partnerships

8th October 2018 by Rosie Eastwood

Following on from the Supreme Court’s decision in June 2018 that the law which prevents opposite-sex couples entering into civil...

The campaign for Divorce Reform: An end to the blame game

10th September 2018 by Laura Sinclair

It has now been over a month since the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgement in Owens v...

The latest development in the spousal maintenance saga – Mills v Mills 2018

24th July 2018 by Laura Sinclair

On 18 July 2018, the Supreme Court overruled a Court of Appeal decision to increase a wife’s periodical payments after...

Civil Partnership – Equal Rights for Same-Sex and Heterosexual Couples

4th July 2018 by Rosie Eastwood

The introduction of civil partnerships was the first step taken by the government to try and achieve equality between heterosexual...

HM Courts and Tribunals Service launches Online Divorce Service

4th June 2018 by Laura Sinclair

An online divorce service for people without legal representation is now available to the public via the website: ...

The Myth of Common Law Marriage

30th November 2017 by Laura Sinclair

Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK, with more than 6 million people living in these...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce

26th September 2016 by Naomi Hayward

  IS A CLEAN BREAK POSSIBLE? A clean break (a dismissal of all financial claims, including claims for spousal maintenance) will usually...

Former Model wins £75 million divorce settlement

18th July 2016 by Naomi Hayward

A former international model Christina Estrada aged 54 who had been married to billionaire Sheikh Walid Juffali aged 61 has...

The importance of financial orders upon divorce

15th June 2016 by Naomi Hayward

Financial remedy order approved in widely publicised long running divorce settlement case of Vince and Wyatt. Following on from the land mark...

So you want to secretly record your child to gather evidence?

15th June 2016 by Naomi Hayward

How far is too far? With technology being an ever increasing part of our everyday lives, I’ve lost count of the...

Divorce Ruling: Supreme Court Judgements in the cases of Sharland and Gohil

15th October 2015 by Naomi Hayward

The Supreme Court Judgements in the cases of Sharland and Gohil were released on Wednesday 14 October 2015 in a...

The importance of financial orders upon divorce

17th March 2015 by Naomi Hayward

Multi-millionaire Vince should have had legal advice at the time of his divorce Supreme Court land mark judgment, ex-wife brings financial...

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