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FLiP has been a strong supporter of family arbitration as a means of resolving disputes away from the courts since family arbitration was introduced into England & Wales in February 2012. In fact,...
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As some readers of Family Law may know, the Channel 4 Dispatches that I reported on how family courts deal with separating parents, disputes over access to children and allegations of domestic abuse...
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From 13 September 2021 it will be mandatory for any divorce petition being issued by a solicitor in England and Wales to be issued via the HMCTS online portal. Paper applications will no longer be...
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Partner Lucy Greenwood & trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur update their review of Jewish divorces ('Get') and   potential solutions to family law practitioners and clients who need to...
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When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
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Analysis of data to evaluate the government’s £500 family mediation voucher scheme is in full swing. It’s not yet complete but, as the initiative nears an end, the signs appear...
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Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in the number of couples welcoming new pets into their homes. According to the Pet Food Manufactures Association, an estimated 3.2 million UK...
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31 August 2021

A de-facto problem
Should cohabiting couples be permitted to bring more comprehensive financial applications to court upon separation? This longstanding discussion amongst family lawyers in England continues and will...
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Mediation, and dispute resolution more generally, has hovered on the edges of legal processes for over 25 years. In NFM we started family mediation in 1982 when a group of professionals, including the...
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Eleri Jones, 1GC Family LawEleri Jones summarises the key implications of Brexit in relation to children’s proceedings. The article explains the correct approach to take depending on whether the...
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