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Transparency in Family Courts

Transparency in Family Courts

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is also Head of Family Justice, has released draft guidance for consultation on reporting in Family Courts. Family proceedings are usually held in private however, journalists with a valid UK press card may attend hearings, save for those involving children. Since October 2018 legal bloggers […]

View from the President’s Chambers – too little, too late?

View from the President’s Chambers – too little, too late?

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is also Head of Family Justice, recently provided his latest overview of the current state of the family justice system.  The lawyers in our Family & Divorce Department also heard an update from the President first-hand when he spoke at the Resolution National Conference in […]

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for Credit Strategy Award 2019

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for Credit Strategy Award 2019

Congratulations to the Commercial Litigation team on being shortlisted for the Credit Strategy Awards 2019 in the Law Firm of the Year category. Our Commercial Litigation team have been recognised for their vast experience in providing assistance with debt recovery, mediation, litigation, enforcement and international recovery solutions to household-name clients based in the UK and […]

The end of the ‘blame game’

The end of the ‘blame game’

Today the Justice Secretary announced a new law that means divorcing couples will no longer have to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage. In the UK there is only one ground for divorce that is, that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to be eligible to petition for a divorce, […]

Joe Da Silva joins Blaser Mills Law partnership

Joe Da Silva joins Blaser Mills Law partnership

We are delighted to welcome Senior Associate Joe Da Silva, to the Blaser Mills Law partnership as of 1 April 2019. Joe joined the firm’s Residential Property department in 2015 and is the senior leader of the Residential Property team in the High Wycombe office. He has built a loyal following of contacts and clients, […]

Online Fraud and Cybercrime – Essential knowledge for SMEs

Online Fraud and Cybercrime – Essential knowledge for SMEs

“Cyber-crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world…” So said Ginni Rometty, IBM Corp.’s Chairman, President and CEO, when addressing IBM’s security summit in 2015. It was true then, and in the four years since cybercrime has continued its rise to become the key day-to-day security […]

Annual Family Finance Update 2019

Annual Family Finance Update 2019

Recently, the Family & Divorce team co-hosted an Annual Family Finance Update at The prestigious 5* Langham Hotel, London. The update was delivered by Pump Court Chambers’ Leslie Samuels QC (Deputy High Court Judge). Which was followed by a lively debate, led by Edward Boydell  and Hugh Travers on Owens v Owens – “Til death do us part: Divorce should never […]

Blaser Mills Law Partner appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Buckinghamshire LEP

We are delighted to announce that Partner, Hiren Gandhi, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP). The BTVLEP is a business-led partnership between local government and the private sector, driving sustainable economic growth in Buckinghamshire through funding, skills development and infrastructure projects. He says: “I am very […]

Reckless mishandling of pensions – a new corporate criminal offence

Reckless mishandling of pensions – a new corporate criminal offence

When BHS finally collapsed into administration it did so with a £571m pension deficit and consequently, 20,000 pension scheme members were left with financial uncertainty. The political fallout led to Sir Philip Green agreeing to pay £363 million back into the insolvent fund to avoid further backlash. In an attempt to prevent this type of […]