Cafcass ‘outstanding’ declares Ofsted

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Service is more commonly known as Cafcass. In a…

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Senior judge considers the role of AI in law courts

The second most senior judge in England and Wales pondered the potential and pitfalls of AI in a recent speech at the Manchester Law Society.…

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Many children not asked how they feel in family disputes

Close to half of children involved in family disputes are never asked how they feel about the situation, or what their wishes might be, according…

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Women’s income falls more than men’s after divorce

Wives are, on average, significantly worse off than men following divorce, according to recent findings. London-based Opinium Research polled a representative sample of 2,750 divorced…

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Transparency project extended to 16 new courts

A pilot scheme which enables direct reporting on family cases has been extended to 16 more courts. The Transparency Implementation Group Reporting Pilot or TIG…

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I am in a new relationship: do I have to reveal details of our financial circumstances

You might do, if your financial needs have significantly changed as a result of your new relationship. Setting up home with a new partner can…

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Costs order made after failed attempt to delay payment

A divorced husband has been ordered to pay his ex-wife’s legal costs. He had failed to persuade a family court to let him extend the…

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Hexham paper reports on Major Family Law promotions

Leading Northumberland newspaper The Hexham Courant has covered the recent round of promotions at Major Family Law. Click here to read their report.

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Major Family Law announces another brilliant autumn of professional success

Major Family Law, the leading niche family law practice in the Northeast, is delighted to announce staff promotions and another appointment to its fast-growing, award-winning team.…

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Labour Party plans changes to cohabitation law

The Labour Party has announced plans to change the current law on cohabitation if it wins power at the next General Election. Speaking at the…

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Law Commission considers electronic wills and predatory marriage

The Law Commission has launched a new public consultation, seeking views on two issues related to will and probate law: electronic wills and financial abuse…

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Major Family Law receives further acclaim from Legal500

Major Family Law has received a further year of acclaim, its 12th, from prestigious directory the Legal 500. The Legal 500, now in its 37th…

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