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Rachael Williams and Lucy-Allena Mcllroy, Irwin MitchellReview of the current position regarding the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and comparing the Act to the changes and...
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I last physically appeared in court on the 17th March 2020. I travelled 4 hours to spend a morning in court. I went on three trains and stayed overnight in advance. I was twitchy about doing this, but...
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For many of us, home is a place of safety in times of difficulty, stress and uncertainty. But for those who experience domestic violence, home is often a place of violence, danger and fear. According...
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The Government’s quarantine diktat of 23 March 2020 specifically allows children under 18 to be moved between parents’ homes.  This is welcome clarification.  We learn from the...
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The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary have released the following guidance:'During the current Coronavirus Crisis some parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the...
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