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To tweet or not to tweet, that is the questionSubscription

22 February 2017By

Sally Pike, partner at Coffin Mew Solicitors, looks at the impact use of social media has on family law practitioners and their cases. 

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Settlement conferences – a knight in shining armour?Subscription

16 February 2017By

Do you have clients who are locked in a bitter court battle over the arrangements for their children? Are you looking for a more constructive way forward, within the court system, without having to put your client through the stress of a fully contested trial? If so, help could be at hand.

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A family affair – protecting family assets Subscription

15 February 2017By

With 42 per cent of marriages ending in divorce, it’s important when advising wealthy clients to put mechanisms in place to protect family assets. Jenny Cutts provides a guide on relevant private client law for the family lawyer.

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Case law update: cohabitants’ rights

10 February 2017By

Rayner Grice provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of the rights of an unmarried woman to her late partner’s pension, and the impact this may have on family law.

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Win win – the advantages of mediation

26 January 2017By

Tracey O’Dwyer, solicitor and mediator at Tony Roe Solicitors, discusses the advantages of mediation. 

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Brexit (part 2) - Implications of Brexit on family law Subscription

23 January 2017By

Daniel Eames discusses the impact of Brexit on family law and the legal implications of leaving the EU

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Brexit (part 1) - The impact of the EU referendum on family lawSubscription

18 January 2017By

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum by a fairly narrow majority to leave the EU. Family law has been part of Europe since, at least, March 2001 with the introduction of Brussels II.  What will be the impact of Brexit on family law practitioners?

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