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Settling children disputes: A new Court pilot scheme

Settling children disputes: A new Court pilot scheme

The Court have been using pilot schemes to help come up with new ways to make the judicial system quicker, simpler and open to all. They have tested centralising application centres (good for saving public money), late-night Court opening hours (not so good for tired Court staff and busy parents) and an online system for […]

Child Arrangements over the Christmas period  

Child Arrangements over the Christmas period  

Christmas is a very special time of year and for most people it is about spending quality time with family. However, for separated parents and children alike, the festive season can be marred by bitter disputes over contact and how a child’s time should be divided over the holiday period. What should be a happy […]

Getting to know… Naim Qureshi

Getting to know… Naim Qureshi

Naim Qureshi is a Senior Associate in the Family and Divorce team, practising exclusively in the field of family and matrimonial law for over 17 years. To get to know him a bit better, we decided to ask him a few questions… Why did you become a lawyer and what type of lawyer are you? I grew […]

Criminal cases dropped due to data manipulation by forensics labs

Criminal cases dropped due to data manipulation by forensics labs

Thousands of criminal cases may have been affected by failings and deliberate manipulation of evidence by two forensic labs in Manchester over a seven-year period. Several employees of forensic laboratories Randox Testing Services (RTS) and Trimega Laboratories have been arrested and interviewed by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as a result of the alleged manipulation of […]

The Budget Report 2017- The Impact on Family Law

The Budget Report 2017- The Impact on Family Law

The Budget announcement yesterday wasn’t especially dazzling news in the family law arena. Chancellor Philip Hammond restated that the Ministry of Justice (the government department responsible for protecting and advancing the principles of legal justice) will have to make £600 million in savings by the end of 2020. The government did announce that it would […]

UBER Data Hack: A warning to businesses about the dangers of online fraud

UBER Data Hack: A warning to businesses about the dangers of online fraud

An estimated 57 million customers and drivers had their personal data stolen by hackers last year in a cyber attack kept under wraps by the private taxi company Uber. Uber’s Chief Executive, Dara Khosrowskahi, acknowledged yesterday (Tuesday 21 November 2017) that the company had failed to notify regulators and affected individuals and confirmed that it […]

Even if my name isn’t on the property deeds, do I have any rights?

Even if my name isn’t on the property deeds, do I have any rights?

Where an individual is not named on the title register to a property but has paid towards the purchase price, mortgage or renovation costs together with their partner, who is the registered owner, does that individual have any property rights? The short answer is yes, you may well have rights. Where property is held in […]

What happens to pensions on divorce?

What happens to pensions on divorce?

Divorced women are losing out on £5 billion pounds every year because they are unaware that they are entitled to a share of their husband’s pension. According to a recent press release from Scottish Widows, 70% of couples who divorce don’t even consider pensions. We can understand why. Thinking about saving for the future and […]

Successful Enforcement: Knowing your Defendant

Successful Enforcement: Knowing your Defendant

If you’re owed money, and are thinking of going to see a solicitor for help in recovering the monies owed to you, it is important to know as much as possible about the party who owes you money (“the defendant”) before formal Court proceedings are issued. This will ensure that you improve your chances of […]