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No divorce for Owens and Owens

3 April 2017By

You wouldn’t think, in 2017, that a couple would be forced to remain married, long after the marriage was ‘dead in the water’.  It certainly appeared that those who wanted a divorce, got a divorce. 

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What do you need to know about spring budget 2017?Subscription

22 March 2017By

Mena Ruparel provides commentary on the impact the spring budget 2017 will have on family lawyers. 

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Parental alienation – a quick overviewSubscription

17 March 2017By

Practitioners are increasingly coming across the term ‘parental alienation’. Understandably, many query how these cases differ from any other contact case and whether a different approach is needed.

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The art of effective communication for the family lawyerSubscription

13 March 2017By

Jannette Brimm, training director at Skillssanctuary Ltd (formerly Skillsology Ltd), offers insight into the value of effective communication within a family law practice. 

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All change for legal aid?

9 March 2017By

Karen Dovaston of Jefferies Essex LLP, Southend on Sea, Essex discusses the recent announcement that the five-year limit on evidence of domestic violence will be removed. 

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Should the government modernise its legal position on cohabitation?Subscription

7 March 2017By

On 21 February 2017 the Court of Appeal dismissed a challenge from Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan to enter into a civil partnership as they did not meet the legal requirement of being the same sex. 

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A culture of innovation in family law firms Subscription

1 March 2017By

Alan Larkin, director at Family Law Partners, discusses implementing artificial intelligence (AI) at his firm and how all family lawyers and their clients can benefit from innovation.

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