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Diversity Data 2017

Friday 18th August 2017

All firms regulated by the SRA are required to collect and publish their workforce diversity data annually. This is to encourage Equality of opportunity and respect for Diversity within the firm. Diversity Data Collection…

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Family Legal Solicitors, offer help to divorced parents

Friday 5th February 2016

Julia Brown, Divorce and Family Solicitor I am a specialist divorce and family solicitor. I set up my practice in 2011 to offer clients a better way of resolving their family law issues without the hefty pricetags of instructing a city centre firm. Where it is possible I always endeavour to help my clients to resolve their issues away from court, by way of negotiation , mediation or roundtable meetings. I am a true believer that as a family solicitor I am there not only to provide you with legal advice, but to provide you with support, and to help make things better. I will also help you and your former partner separate with dignity whilst looking at your most important asset, your children! to read the remainder of the listing please click here…

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Family Legal voted in the top three family law firms

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

We are proud to have been voted in the top three best local family law firms click here for more information …

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Family Law Firm of the Year 2015--Family Legal Scoops Top Acolade

Sunday 24th January 2016

We are delighted to have won the prestigious title of best family firm 2015-as reported below Article…

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Diversity Data 2015

Tuesday 15th September 2015

All firms regulated by the SRA are required to collect and publish their workforce diversity data annually. This is to encourage Equality of opportunity and respect for Diversity within the firm. Diversity Data Collection…

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Cant afford a solicitor?

Monday 24th November 2014

HELP IS OUT THERE FOR SELF-REPRESENTING PARENTS Help is out there for self-representing parents ACCORDING to new statistics the majority of parents seeking the courts help to resolve the arrangements for their children are now trying to do so without the help of a solicitor. This increase has been fed by the withdrawal of legal aid for (most ) private family law cases, something that couples are still unaware of, says Julia Brown of Family Legal. She said: "I get calls on a near daily basis asking if we do legal aid. The public just don't seem to be aware that these cuts have been made." "For some, representing themselves appears to be the only option when things go wrong. But, It is not an easy task and not something that everyone can do themselves. Particularly as in family cases there is often a large emotional involvement with the outcome of cases. "Help is out there. There are now family solicitors that will offer flexible advice. When I set up my practice three years ago, it was in the back of my mind that legal aid cuts were likely to be imminent in family law, and at that stage I set up my practice with the aim of being able to help people of all means. If, financial resources do not permit you to use a solicitor to conduct your case then we are able to offer help in a number of ways:- 1. We offer one-off advice sessions where we can sit down with clients and discuss with them their circumstances, the relevant court procedures, and what they might expect going further forward 2. We also offer fixed fee meetings which can be used for those clients that are attempting to deal with cases themselves but perhaps need a little help with the relevant court forms, drafting applications, drafting other court documents, or advice on what to do next 3. We can help clients by representing them at court. Often clients have struggled through the court forms themselves but are daunted at the prospect of representing themselves at court. We can offer affordable fixed fees for court representation. "Over the last three years we have helped a number of clients using this flexible method which has resulted in them saving sometimes what would have been thousands of pounds in legal costs and to get the outcome that they need. "The moral to this story is please don't be put off using a solicitor because of fear of cost. Our advice sessions start from just £60 and a little bit of advice at the right stage really can make a huge difference to the outcome of your case." If you need help with a Family Law matter please do not hesitate to contact Julia on (01606) 841273. Julia's practice is pleased to announce that Family Legal has been listed as a top legal 500 firm again this year, and that Julia herself has recently been accredited by Resolution as a specialist in advanced financial provision following divorce, and in cohabitation disputes (those that involve unmarried couples). see full article here…

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Diversity Data Collection

Friday 31st January 2014

All firms regulated by the SRA are required to collect and publish their workforce diversity data annually. This is to encourage Equality of opportunity and respect for Diversity within the firm. Diversity Data Collection…

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Should parents who "play the system" be punished?

Tuesday 9th July 2013

A Minister has stated that divorced or separated parents who play the system to "freeze" their ex-partner out of a "meaningful relationship" with their children should face tougher penalties. Cases involving children are often the most emotionally charged and difficult cases. Unfortunately in some situations a parent can lose sigh of what is in the children's best interests and become hostile to the idea of contact from their spouse/ partner. One parent can even face a situation where with a contcat order in place, they are still denies contact and their only recourse is to take matters abck to court to enforce the order. Under new plans, which have just gone out for public consultation, family courts in England and Wales would have to assume that it was in a child's best interest to see both parents. Ministers say this would not mean both parents had the right to equal time with their children. Parents who did not comply would also face tougher punishments. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18412396= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18412396]…

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Divorce News, what happens if my spouse becomes bankrupt?

Friday 5th July 2013

One concern that has certainly increased during our current ecomonic struggles, has been that of a party in divorce proceedings going insolvent. What happen is you have been to court and got your court order, but then your ex goes bankrupt. Your assets are safe right?....Maybe not http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i…

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Divorce, who get the family home?

Friday 15th February 2013

When getting divorced, all assets are taken into account. The family home will often be central to a divorce settlement. What happens to an existing home and where one or both partners go next will depend on the divorcing couple, their respective needs and resources and the assets involved. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/feb/15/divorce-what-happens-to-the-family-home…

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