Kids, Courts and Caution: New Rules on Parental Contact and “Abuse”  

Published on 19 September, 2017 | Katie Dillon

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Breaking-up is never an easy process for adults in a relationship. However, the potential for distress is magnified when there are children to take into account. In the vast majority of cases, parents manage to handle their separation in the sort of reasonable fashion which minimises upset and provides arrangements in which both mothers and […]

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  Clocking Into Work and Clocking Out of Marriage? Shift Work and Divorce  

Published on 04 September, 2017 | Claire Reid


One piece of advice commonly offered to staff in a wide range of businesses is “not to take your work home with you”. The guidance is intended to prevent individuals whose office hours might be filled with relatively stressful tasks not being entirely able to switch off when they clock out and head back to […]

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  Nominations At The Double For Hall Brown In British Family Law ‘Oscars’  

Published on | Andrew Newbury


One of the country’s most dynamic firms could be in line for further awards glory after landing a brace of nominations in the Family Law ‘Oscars’. Hall Brown Family Law has been chosen as one of the candidates for northern Regional Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Family Law Awards. Partner Andrew Newbury […]

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  Children, Conflict And A Commitment To Parents  

Published on 22 August, 2017 | Katie Dillon

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It is an unfortunate fact of life that not every relationship lasts the course. According to figures issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in June, married couples have only a slightly better chance of remaining together than not. In fact, forty-two per cent of marriages now end in divorce with half of those […]

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  Paper Cuts: Adultery Claims and the New Divorce Form  

Published on 15 August, 2017 | Laura Guillon


There is little doubt that the very concept of divorce can be intimidating. It’s surprising just how widely held the belief is that it consists of a single process, revolving around money and what happens to a couple’s children once their married parents split up. However, there are two very different strands to divorce. The […]

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  Don’t Look Back in Anger: Liam Gallagher’s Daughter and Parental Conflict  

Published on 11 August, 2017 | Rebekah King

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The work of a family lawyer involves great variety. Although the law applied to the work that we do is relatively constant, we find ourselves confronted with very individual matters based on very particular circumstances. Even so, throughout the course of any year, there are seasons, months and even specific dates which coincide with an […]

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  Divorce and the Roman Empire: Art, Abramovich and Asset Division  

Published on | Stephanie Chen

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Although it now seems routine, the undoubted fascination of media in divorce is a relatively recent phenomenon. In decades past, marriage splits involving celebrities or royalty were far more likely to cut the mustard with newsdesks. Now, countless column inches are racked up by accounts of couples who – with all due respect – have […]

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  Undertakings Undermined: The Supreme Court, Children and “Clean Breaks”  

Published on 28 July, 2017 | James Brown

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One common feature of divorce is how often spouses whose marriages have ended talk about being determined to make the most of the opportunity for a fresh start in life. Of course, that can be easier said than done on many different levels. More than the administration is the emotion, much of which may well […]

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  Losing The Connection: How Being Internet Savvy is Fuelling Over-65 Divorce  

Published on 19 July, 2017 | Claire Reid


Technology, it is said, has made us a more connected world than at any point in our history. It wasn’t so long ago that we marvelled at how air flight has made far-flung parts of the globe easily accessible in little over a century since the Wright brothers first took to the air. Yet, in […]

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  After A Fashion: Could Marriage Be On The Rebound?  

Published on 14 July, 2017 | Claire Reid


Among William Shakespeare’s many contributions to the English language, one is his ability to distill acute observations on romance into the kind of pithy phrases which linger long in the individual memory and even longer in the collective vocabulary. In ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, no less, he remarked that “the course of true love never did […]

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