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26 September 2016 |
New figures from 31 Police forces across England and Wales show a fall in domestic violence prosecutions, but a specialist lawyer warns of the cause.
22 September 2016 |
A six year old divorce ruling has enabled spouses to hide money from their partners during divorce proceedings.
16 September 2016 |
A 24-year-old man is the first person to be jailed for 21 months for coercive control since it became an unlawful criminal offence in 2015.
16 September 2016 |
Paul Foster discusses a recent case where Mr Justice Peter Jackson gave his decision in plain English, and what it means for Family law cases in the future
9 September 2016 |
Agata Osinska explores the impact Brexit may have on EU nationals and their families in the UK. Call Simpson Millar on 0808 129 2230 for Family Law advice.
5 September 2016 |
Couples who divorced without legal representation to save money during the recession are now paying the price of failing to agree financial terms.
31 August 2016 |
Latest figures from Police forces in England and Wales highlight a worryingly low number of people being charged under the new Coercive Control (CC) laws.
27 July 2016 |
After a petition by a man fined for taking his children on holiday between cancer treatments, Parliament debates abolishing term-time holiday penalties.
13 July 2016 |
The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire has called for an urgent change in the law to prevent the naming of revenge porn victims.
8 July 2016 |
Following their split in 2010, a woman has claimed her former civil partner misled her about the size of a £6m fortune.
30 June 2016 |
Protect the joint bank account in the early stages of divorce, or be prepared to lose out if your ex goes on a spending spree with the joint credit card.
27 June 2016 |
On 28th October 2013, Ben Butler murdered his 6 year old daughter Ellie, striking her head hard enough to inflict catastrophic skull and brain injuries.
23 June 2016 |
A new BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary has pushed a problem that many separated couples face – Mediation – to the forefront of public discussion.
22 June 2016 |
The Justice Select Committee has published a report strongly criticising increases in court fees in recent years.
17 June 2016 |
Emma Pearmaine – Director of Family Services at Simpson Millar – looks at how fathers of children with special needs can be overlooked after diagnosis.
15 June 2016 |
In 2015, the Governments Forced Marriage Unit provided advice in 1,220 cases of possible forced marriage. But this figure could be the tip of the iceberg.
13 June 2016 |
A recent survey conducted for the Law Society has found that only 1 in 3 people who have been exposed to a legal issue seek legal advice.
31 May 2016 |
Teenagers preparing for university have begun suing absent dads for the cost of rising tuition fees, according to a family lawyer.
27 May 2016 |
Emma Hopkins Jones
The Fabian Society the UKs oldest political think tank, is working in association with Lord Willy Bachs Commission on Access to Justice