Is matrimonial revenge a dish best served cold?

by Linzi Perriman October 9, 2015 Divorce

Wednesday night saw more than eight million of us tuning in to the climactic ending of Mike Barlett’s five-part domestic drama ‘Doctor Foster’. My last blog – Following Doctor’s Order – focused on episode 3 of the gripping drama, for those that missed it, episode 4 saw Gemma’s professional career called into question, police involvement over […]

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Family Law Solicitor discusses the role of CAFCASS in Child law cases

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers April 30, 2014 Law

As many parents involved in children act proceedings will know, CAFCASS can play a pivotal role in providing information to the court, especially in respect of a child’s wishes and feelings,  and in making recommendations as to how a case can move forward. It will therefore be a relief to many involved in proceedings concerning […]

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‘Rights of Custody’ Important Child Abduction Case in Supreme Court

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers April 7, 2014 Law

An important Child Abduction case will be considered by the Supreme Court  tomorrow. The Supreme Court will consider “Rights of Custody” in the context of  grandparents who were caring for the child in question, by agreement with the  mother of the child, who then abruptly ended the arrangement and  relocated. Under the Hague Convention, which […]

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Emotional Cruelty to a Child May Become a Criminal Offence

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers April 3, 2014 Law

The Government is currently considering whether to introduce ’emotional cruelty to a child’ as a new criminal offence. Current law, which is over 80 years old, focuses on the physical effects of abuse only to a child. Physical abuse is of course much easier to identify than emotional harm which may be why nothing has […]

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The Dangers of DIY Surrogacy Arrangements

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers March 11, 2014 Law

Many news outlets have reported on the outcome of DIY surrogacy arrangements gone wrong, and warned of the dangers of informal surrogacy. The couple used the husband’s sperm to inseminate a family friend at home, without the assistance of a registered clinic or surrogacy agreement. They then failed to apply for a parental order within […]

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Family Law Solicitor discusses common issues surrounding Surrogacy

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers February 17, 2014 Law

We have previously explained on this blog the complexities involved in Surrogacy arrangements, and why it is important to obtain legal advice before entering into such arrangements. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has this week issued guidance stressing that such advice is vital for couples considering foreign surrogacy arrangements, due to the increased number […]

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Relocating Your Child/Children to Another Country

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers February 5, 2014 Law

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that 25% of babies born in England & Wales are to women who were born overseas, with women from Poland being the most common, constituting 20,495 births of the 724,000 in 2011. As we have discussed previously on our blog, there can be legal complications […]

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Family Law Solicitor discusses Compulsory Mediation

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 8, 2014 Law

It has been reported in today’s press that new laws are due to be announced that will mean thousands of couples who Separate each year will have to consider mediation before they apply to court. In reforms included in the Children and Families Bill, a parent seeking a court order to resolve a dispute over […]

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Family Law Solicitor discusses Contact Orders in relation to Children

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 7, 2014 Law

A piece of research has been released this week by the Nuffield Foundation on the effectiveness of provisions designed to secure compliance with contact orders. The research is the first time that the measures, brought in approximately 5 years ago, have been assessed and their effectiveness analysed. Non-compliance with contact orders is still a significant […]

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Thinking about a Divorce? our Family Law Solicitor offers some advice

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 3, 2014 Law

Christmas can be a wonderful time for families; a time to cherish with loved ones. However Christmas can also be one to remember for all the wrong reasons. There is so much pressure on families to be happy over the festive period; couples want everything to be perfect at Christmas and some do not anticipate […]

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