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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) there has been a stark rise in the number of opposite-sex couple divorces. Despite the ONS recording that 2017 saw a 2.8% decrease in opposite-sex...
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HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has published a Q&A document which covers the questions asked at its online event which focused on its recovery plans, progress in the civil, family and...
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On 20 January 2021 in the matter of Re E (Vaccine) [2021] EWCOP 7, the Vice-President of the Court of Protection Mr Justice Hayden, delivered the first reported judgement in a vaccination dispute. Mrs...
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Love them or hate them, video calls are here to stay so how can we best embrace this new way of working particularly when meeting clients for the first time (virtually) or taking part in...
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As the vaccinations against COVID-19 begin to be administered, it is worth revisiting recent judicial approaches in vaccination disputes concerning children in both public and private law proceedings....
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We are living in strange and challenging times. Covid-19 has drastically changed our role and place within our family, at home and work. We have had to alter our habits and how we use our home and...
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The House of Commons Library has published a paper providing brief information in response to some key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families,...
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21 January 2021

Wills and Coronavirus
With the coronavirus pandemic we have seen a significant increase in demand for Wills. However, the social distancing, lockdown and shielding measures introduced by the Government to help fight the...
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Early this month The President of the Family Division issued a stark message to family law professionals. ‘The Road Ahead’ set expectations about the ability of family courts to begin to...
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The motion for the recent Kingsley Napley debate:  “This House believes remote hearings are not remotely fair” was carried with a fairly balanced 56% in favour and 44% against....
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