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Louisa Gothard
Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
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Philippa Dolan
Philippa recently joined Collyer Bristow. She's an experienced family practitioner, mediator and collaborative lawyer and a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She writes on a range of legal issues.
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Philippa Dolan
Philippa recently joined Collyer Bristow. She's an experienced family practitioner, mediator and collaborative lawyer and a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She writes on a range of legal issues.
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The deadline's passed. Most of us didn't get there. By 'most of us', I'm identifying with the family lawyers who have trained as mediators and been mediating for thousands of couples over the years...
This article was written in support of Resolution's fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week, running from 23-27 November 2015.This awareness-raising week aims to highlight the alternatives to court for...
Am I the only family lawyer who has a problem with Caroline Dinenage's ministerial portfolio that covers Women, Equalities and Family Justice?Her women and equalities responsibilities include women...
Lord Beecham could have been talking about the NHS but in fact he was talking about legal aid, introduced by the Legal Aid and Advice Act in 1949, and effectively dismantled by the Legal Aid,...
Recently I attended a debate devoted to the highly emotive issue of relocation. I voiced the opinion that too little weight is given – still – to the damage caused to a child when one of their...
A recent story in the media about women’s prison exemplifies the ongoing debate amongst family lawyers. Why does the court adopt different approaches when looking at men and women and deciding how...
This article was written in support of Resolution's third Family Dispute Resolution Week, running from 24–28 November 2014. This awareness-raising week aims to highlight the alternatives to court for...
There’s contempt of court, and then there’s contempt for those who don’t pay maintenance for their families. And it’s this category of miscreant who seem to be caught in a Dickensian time...
Once upon a time, we were able to say to our clients - with a degree of confidence - that their laundry, dirty or otherwise, would be safe with us. We listed the exceptions of...
So now Michael Prest has been given a prison sentence - albeit suspended - for failing to pay arrears of maintenance to his ex wife, Yasmin. The case was hot news last year when we...
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