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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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Putting in place LPAs whilst living under the lockdown measures which are currently in place is difficult. It is still possible but the government guidance on social distancing and self-isolation must...
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The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report on the impact of virtual child protection conferences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report collates the results of a survey...
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The UK Children’s Commissioner has published a series of reports which are to be submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and consider the COVID-19 pandemic. The Children’s...
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Earlier this month, Family Law published my article summarising Government Guidance on the formation of Christmas Bubbles for a five-day period between 23 and 27 December 2020. In light of the Prime...
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Private Client solicitors have widely reported a significant increase in Will-making enquiries during the Covid-19 pandemic. However lockdown measures presented a number of challenges, particularly...
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