family law

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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Revenue up across the family law sector, new report reveals

Family law firms are enjoying a period of steady growth and rising revenues, a new report reveals. The UK Family Law Market Trends Report notes…

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Why I chose the new SQE route

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is the new route to qualification in England and Wales, replacing the LPC and training contract. What is involved in…

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Do I need a solicitor?

If your family law case is straightforward and uncomplicated, then no, you may not need a solicitor. It is quite possible, for example, to get…

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What is the difference between a family law solicitor and a barrister?

Barristers and solicitors are both lawyers but they specialise in different areas of legal practice. If you contact a law firm seeking advice you will…

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Choosing a lawyer for a Hague Convention child case

What is child abduction? The phrase ‘child abduction’ is conjures up disturbing images of menacing strangers but in reality, such crimes are rare. Children are…

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Making divorce affordable: what are my options?

How much does getting divorced cost? There are always some costs associated with getting divorced but it need not be a tremendously expensive undertaking, especially…

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Why see a family solicitor?

Family law is a fulfilling career but here at Major Family Law we are always very conscious of one central truth: most of the people…

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Report highlights human rights issues posed by new legislation

The Law Society has published an analysis of the potential human rights issues posed by the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act. This was granted…

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Siblings ‘should be sent back to South Africa with their mother’

The daughters of a divorced couple should return to South Africa with their mother, the High Court has ruled following a lengthy remote hearing. I…

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High Court Judge recommends “serious settlement discussions”

One of the most senior family judges in the High Court has recently described divorce litigation as a “boxing match” at the beginning of a…

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Helping manage emotions in Divorce

Many couples who are facing the prospect of a divorce or separation believe that it is the legalities of the situation that need to be…

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