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  Hall Brown Charity Effort Secures Sponsorship Award  

Published on 22 June, 2018 | Misc

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The commitment of one of Manchester’s most successful new law firms to the local community has earned it a charity fundraising award. Hall Brown Family Law has been recognised by the Forever Manchester charity for raising £3,500 on its behalf by participating in the Great Manchester Run. That total meant that the 18-strong team who […]

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  Hall Brown Cements Place Among UK’s Family Law Elite  

Published on 21 June, 2018 | James Brown/Sam Hall

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The founders of one of the North West’s youngest and most dynamic law firms have spoken of their pride at cementing a place among the UK’s very best family specialists. Hall Brown Family Law remains the only boutique firm outside London on the annual list of Britain’s leading family lawyers published by eprivateclient (http://eprivateclient.com/admin/pdf/2018%20Top%20Family%20Law%20Firms%20rankings.pdf). Managing […]

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  Kick-Off: Will Wrangling Over The Remote Ruin Marriages This Summer?  

Published on 18 June, 2018 | Sam Hall

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In many years, the prospect of a royal wedding would be the televisual high-point for millions of British households. However, it’s likely that the May nuptials which transformed the actress Meghan Markle into the Duchess of Sussex won’t be as watched or as talked about as what’s on our screens over the course of the […]

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  Still ‘Mr and Mrs’? China Launches Divorce Quiz to Save Marriages  

Published on 07 June, 2018 | Emma Godefroy

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Individuals of a certain age and fans of daytime television may recall a television show which subtly illustrated the strengths of the nation’s marriages. Although introduced by theme tune urging couples to “be nice to each other”, ‘Mr & Mrs’ often inadvertently revealed tensions in the relationships of the spouses who took part. The aim […]

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  Love and Limits  

Published on 04 June, 2018 | Ellen Walker

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More than 300 years have passed since the poet Alexander Pope wrote about the divine qualities of forgiveness. Being able to overlook someone else’s foibles or failings is, of course, an essential element of maintaining long relationships. However, many individuals find that their reserves of tolerance and understanding can be exhausted over time. As I’ve […]

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  Break Point: Boris Becker, Bankruptcy and Divorce  

Published on 01 June, 2018 | Alice Couriel

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Fame has a way of skewing the public’s perception of those individuals fortunate enough to achieve prominence and success. The reality is, however, that whatever their field of expertise – be it business, the arts or sciences or elite level sport – they have many of the same difficulties as the rest of us. All […]

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  Putting our Best Feet Forward  

Published on 22 May, 2018 | Jo Wilson/Alice Couriel

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Over the course of the two years since Hall Brown opened its doors in Manchester, we count ourselves as fortunate to have been able to make great strides forward. That’s not only due to all those at the firm but a much wider network of friends, colleagues, clients and families who have made their own […]

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  The Business of Divorce  

Published on 21 May, 2018 | Abigail Lowther

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It is not unusual to see media reports of high-profile divorces making reference to celebrities trying to “do a deal” in order to bring their marriages to a close. Even those couples who are yet to embark upon a life together are confronted with the apparent language of business in the growing clamour among lawyers […]

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  Why People Remain in Unhappy Marriages  

Published on 09 May, 2018 | James Brown

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Divorce is quite often a life-changing experience. It can mean the end of a long, loving relationship and involve a significant change in one’s domestic and financial circumstances. Therefore, it is a process that, in my experience, is hardly ever embarked upon on a whim. There are, of course, those individuals for whom divorce becomes […]

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  Closing the Generation Gap: Grandparents and a Legal Right to Contact  

Published on | Katie Dillon

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At times, it seems like parliament can move at a positively glacial pace. Many great ideas can take years to come to fruition but that’s not necessarily just due to the necessary stages of the process by which bills can eventually become law. Issues which are sensitive understandably have to take account of the views […]

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