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What happens if my abuser isn't legally represented?

Victoria Aked continues to look at the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021.  Parties that are not legally represented are known as “Litigants in Person” and will have to deal with Court applications, disclosure requirements and liaising with...

"How can I protect myself from domestic abuse?"

Family Lawyer  Victoria Aked  continues to look at the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 which became law on 29 April 2021. The Domestic Abuse Act now allows the Family Court to make a Domestic Abuse Protection Order (“DAPO”) in any...

"How can I stop my ex from bringing court proceedings?"

Family Lawyer Victoria Aked  continues to look at the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 which became law on 29 April 2021. With more awareness and changing societal attitudes towards domestic abuse , the Family Court requires an overhaul to ensure it...

What counts as Domestic Abuse?

Family Lawyer Victoria Aked  explains more about the highly anticipated Domestic Abuse Act 2021 which became law on 29 April 2021.   For the first time, domestic abuse is being given a statutory definition which includes physical...

Why make a Will now?

by Rosemarie Close, Contentious Probate Solicitor Why make a Will now? A lot of people are told regularly that they need to make a Will , by friends and family (and their lawyers!), and the pressure to do so becomes greater with age and...

Domestic Abuse - What to expect during your Fixed Fee Interview

By Victoria Aked, Family Lawyer When I am asked what the best part of being a family law solicitor is, my answer is always, “the first meeting”. At this stage I know very little about the client or their situation.  (I think) I know...

Why I chose to support Education Support

by Liz Nevey , Partner and Chartered Legal Executive   Liz explains why she selected the charity Education Support as part of our annual spring rewards initiative.   "I have chosen to support Education Support a charity...

Why I chose to support Prostate Cancer UK

by Nikki Coward , Partner and Landlord & Tenant Solicitor   Nikki explains why she asked the firm to support Prostate Cancer UK with a £250 donation this spring.   "I first became aware of Prostate Cancer UK...

The benefit of hindsight - Kate Garraway's "Finding Derek" story

Private Client Lawyer Stephen Hewitt discusses how the ITV Kate Garraway documentary “Finding Derek” highlights the importance of having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place. "Morning news presenter Kate Garraway’s story...
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