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How can I protect my child’s best interests when dealing with my ex-partner?

Going through a separation or divorce is often a deeply emotional and challenging experience, particularly when children are involved. As a parent, you have a legal responsibility to provide care for your children until they reach 18 years old, a duty that continues even after separation or divorce. If you doubt that your ex-partner is…
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The legal framework for mental health and stress reduction in the workplace

Our Employment Law team are committed to ensuring that all employers and employees understand rights relating to mental health and stress reduction in the workplace. From an ESG perspective, workplace wellbeing has come into the spotlight in recent years and many employers have taken meaningful steps to reduce the feeling of stress felt by staff,…
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Spousal maintenance – What do you need to know?

The concept of spousal maintenance can feel overwhelming for anyone experiencing the emotional and financial challenges of a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. Understanding your rights and obligations is vital, which is why it is highly advisable to consult with an experienced family law solicitor. They can provide valuable guidance and insights, and…
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Law Commission looking at making pre-nuptial agreements legally binding

The Law Commission is currently reviewing the laws related to financial arrangements after divorce and the dissolution of a civil partnership, a legal framework that has remained largely unchanged for fifty years. Expected to be published this year, this review has the potential to significantly transform the legal standing of prenuptial agreements within English family…
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Family Procedure Rules amended – Is mediation the right course of action for you?

Family disputes that end up in court can be an expensive and an emotionally weary experience. While mediation can often be the preferred method of dispute resolution, there has not until now been any obligation for cases to go down this route. However, significant amendments to the Family Procedure Rules have been introduced. Family Procedure…
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Recognising disability discrimination in the workplace

With poor treatment of disabled employees being increasingly recognised as an issue across many sectors in the UK, it is unsurprising that more workers are seeking justice following instances of discrimination. However, this leaves many wondering how to recognise discrimination when it happens. How is it distinguished from a difficult working relationship with a colleague…
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Watch out for these upcoming employment law changes

Employment law is changing in 2024. This year marks a period of substantial updates, impacting various aspects of the workplace and across numerous sectors. Understanding these changes is essential for compliance and maintaining a harmonious workplace, so make sure you plan accordingly and make yourself familiar with what’s to come. Flexible working (from 6 April…
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The pros and cons of handling your own divorce

Understanding the process of divorce can be complex and emotionally taxing. With the introduction of no-fault divorce laws in England, more couples are considering handling their divorces themselves. Even in seemingly straightforward cases, the drawbacks of a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce significantly outweigh any perceived benefits. Advantages of a DIY divorce While some may see the…
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