Family mediation: Is it for you?

Family mediation: Is it for you?

By Louise Martin, Solicitor, Director & Family Mediator Recent figures released by the MOJ indicate that family mediation is on the rise. Why might it be that more people are turning to this form of dispute resolution to help them with their family law issues? The...
The separated unmarried couple and the family home

The separated unmarried couple and the family home

By Louise Martin, Solicitor & Family Mediator Our Family team advise both married couples and unmarried couples on separation, but the way that the law treats married and unmarried couples is completely different. This is particularly relevant in practice when it...
Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

By Kim Mapperson, Solicitor The government’s Domestic Abuse Bill, which will provide new protection for victims of abuse, has received the Royal Assent and is therefore now an Act of Parliament. Legal abuse will be given a legal definition for the first time in...
Family law – What is a Separation Agreement?

Family law – What is a Separation Agreement?

By Kim Mapperson, Solicitor Separation can be hard enough without the added stress of trying to deal with the financial aspectsof a break up. A Separation Agreement can help separating couples deal with matters fairly andamicably. A Separation Agreement is a formal...