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Articles from our specialist family law lawyers who provide legal assistance to families requiring help with care proceedings, residency and contact issues concerning children, civil partnership and cohabitation disputes, divorce, domestic violence, immigration and other areas of family law.
Law Firm Launches Domestic Abuse Training For The Police

Time icon 29 November 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

Simpson Millar is working with the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence to launch a national domestic violence training scheme

The What Women Want 2.0 Project

Time icon 24 November 2016 | Person icon Emma Hopkins Jones

Simpson Millars Partner in Family Law explains how the What Women Want 2.0 project has the potential to change gender politics

Speak Up For Justice

Time icon 2 November 2016 | Person icon Peter Morris

A recently published report from Speak Up For Justice considers the impacts of the governments reforms to legal aid and court services.

'Focus On The Child's Best Interest': The Polish Parliament's Conference

Time icon 19 October 2016 | Person icon Agata Osinska

How can social services and the Polish Embassy support Polish families? Agata Osinska, a family law solicitor at Simpson Millar, comments.

Should British Courts Be Able To Grant Islamic Divorces?

Time icon 6 October 2016 | Person icon Jenine Abdo

A family and divorce law solicitor at Simpson Millar explores why UK courts should be able to grant Muslim couples Islamic divorces

Domestic Violence Prosecutions Fall By Over A Third In Some Regions

Time icon 26 September 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

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.

Lawyer Calls On Tougher Sanctions For Cash-hiding Hubbies

Time icon 22 September 2016 | Person icon Victoria Walker

A six year old divorce ruling has enabled spouses to hide money from their partners during divorce proceedings.

A 24-Year-Old Man Is The First Person To Be Jailed For Coercive Control

Time icon 16 September 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

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.

Legal First As Family Law Judgement Is Given In Plain English

Time icon 16 September 2016 | Person icon Paul Foster

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

Could The Brexit Affect Your Family?

Time icon 9 September 2016 | Person icon Agata Osinska

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.

Former Spouses Returning To Claim Accrued Wealth In Post-DIY Divorce Fall-Out

Time icon 5 September 2016 | Person icon Victoria Walker

Couples who divorced without legal representation to save money during the recession are now paying the price of failing to agree financial terms.

Police And Victims Urged To Use New Coercive Control Laws

Time icon 31 August 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

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.

Parliament Debates Term-time Holiday Fines

Time icon 27 July 2016 | Person icon Julie Robertson

After a petition by a man fined for taking his children on holiday between cancer treatments, Parliament debates abolishing term-time holiday penalties.

Campaign to Prevent Naming of Revenge Porn Victims

Time icon 13 July 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

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.

Woman Seeks Bigger Slice Of Ex-Civil Partner's Fortune

Time icon 8 July 2016 | Person icon Jane Auty

Following their split in 2010, a woman has claimed her former civil partner misled her about the size of a £6m fortune.

Mature Divorcees Most Likely To Squander Funds During Divorce Act Quickly On Reckless Spending Sprees, Says Lawyer

Time icon 30 June 2016 | Person icon James Skinner

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.

Ellie Butler Case

Time icon 27 June 2016 | Person icon Paul Foster

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.

Review: Call The Mediator

Time icon 23 June 2016 | Person icon Emma Pearmaine

A new BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary has pushed a problem that many separated couples face – Mediation – to the forefront of public discussion.

Justice Select Committee Says Divorce Fees Are "Unjustified"

Time icon 22 June 2016 | Person icon Carol Chrisfield

The Justice Select Committee has published a report strongly criticising increases in court fees in recent years.

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