01483 826 470

 

Blog

Through his experience as a solicitor and equity partner in leading City of London commercial law firms, and successful involvement in all aspects of his own international matrimonial litigation, it became clear to him that the practise of family law would benefit from both the application of a psychological skill set (reflecting the underlying "su...bject-matter" of family law: individuals with their own psychological make-up, decision-making and coping strategies) and the very high levels of service demanded by commercial law clients. The very successful outcomes enjoyed in his own litigation with the assistance of Gavin Emerson are now being replicated (and, indeed, exceeded) time and again for his own clients, confirming the merit of such a unique joint legal-psychological blueprint and the importance of an empathetic child-centric approach that can only come from personal experience. More

Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Government has recently announced a number of new measures to tackle domestic abuse in England and Wales and provide further support to victims.

Continue reading
  1011 Hits
  0 Comments
1011 Hits
0 Comments

Study Highlights Problem of Family Instability

A new study has claimed that the UK has one of the highest rates of family instability in the developed world.

Continue reading
  956 Hits
  0 Comments
956 Hits
0 Comments

Court Ruling a Victory for Cohabiting Couples’ Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman should be entitled to a survivor’s pension from her deceased cohabiting partner’s pension scheme.

Continue reading
  1135 Hits
  0 Comments
1135 Hits
0 Comments

Decisions Reached in High Profile Divorce Cases

A great many divorce cases make their way through the British family courts each year, with the vast majority attracting little or no attention from the media.

Continue reading
  1034 Hits
  0 Comments
1034 Hits
0 Comments

Failure to Facilitate Contact a Breach of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the failure of Polish courts to take all appropriate steps to facilitate contact between a father and his son was a breach of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Continue reading
  1124 Hits
  0 Comments
1124 Hits
0 Comments

Possibility of Divorce Affects Inheritance Planning

As many as one in three parents are apparently reluctant to leave an inheritance to their married children, because they fear the relationship will end in divorce and ultimately result in assets leaving the immediate family.

Continue reading
  1063 Hits
  0 Comments
1063 Hits
0 Comments

Report Shines Spotlight on Step-Family Relationships

A recent report by relationship Relate and Relationships Scotland have given an interesting insight into the relationships between step-parents and their stepchildren, and how these relationships compare to that of biological parents.

Continue reading
  1123 Hits
  0 Comments
1123 Hits
0 Comments

Domestic Abuse in the UK

A number of organisations have recently released figures that give an insight into the extent of domestic abuse across the UK.

Continue reading
  1048 Hits
  0 Comments
1048 Hits
0 Comments

Figures Reveal Fall in Divorce Numbers

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a fall in the number of divorces that took place in England and Wales during 2014.

Continue reading
  1038 Hits
  0 Comments
1038 Hits
0 Comments

Removing Barriers to Co-Parenting

Researchers in the US have recently looked at how concerns about parenting behaviour can affect the ability of divorced parents to co-parent.

Continue reading
  1031 Hits
  0 Comments
1031 Hits
0 Comments

UK to Opt In to European Cross-Border Family Law Measure

The UK Government has recently announced its intention to opt in to the European Commission’s proposal which repeals and replaces Regulation 2201/2003, also known as the Brussels IIa Regulation, on cross-border family matters.

Continue reading
  910 Hits
  0 Comments
910 Hits
0 Comments

Child Maintenance System Undermines Shared Parenting

Shared-parenting charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) has published details of its response to the work and pension committee’s inquiry into child maintenance.

Continue reading
  923 Hits
  0 Comments
923 Hits
0 Comments

Work Pressures Can Damage Relationships

Relationships are coming under increasing pressure in the UK because of an expectation by employers that work should be the top priority for their employees.

Continue reading
  991 Hits
  0 Comments
991 Hits
0 Comments

More Action Required to Increase Take-Up of Mediation

A UK Government policy aimed at promoting the use of mediation between separating couples in England has been labelled an ‘embarrassing failure’ by national family charity National Family Mediation (NFM). 

Continue reading
  1041 Hits
  0 Comments
1041 Hits
0 Comments

Continued Rise in ‘Grey Divorce’ Numbers

The upward trend in the number of ‘grey divorces’ appears to be continuing, according to a new survey from the United States.

Continue reading
  1010 Hits
  0 Comments
1010 Hits
0 Comments

Research into Factors Influencing Relationship Success

A number of different research projects have recently been conducted into factors that can affect the success of a relationship and influence the risk of divorce.

Continue reading
  984 Hits
  0 Comments
984 Hits
0 Comments

Calls for Changes to CMS to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Single parent charity Gingerbread and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid are calling for changes to the Child Maintenance Service to help protect victims of domestic violence.

Continue reading
  1066 Hits
  0 Comments
1066 Hits
0 Comments

Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

Continue reading
  183 Hits
  0 Comments
183 Hits
0 Comments

Celebrity Couples See Divorces Finalised

Celebrity relationships frequently attract a great deal of media attention, with much rumour and speculation over whether these relationships are happy or whether they appear to be heading to the divorce court.

Continue reading
  963 Hits
  0 Comments
963 Hits
0 Comments

Summer Holidays can put a Strain on Relationships

The summer holidays can be a stressful time for families, putting additional strain on relationships that might already be troubled.

Continue reading
  1188 Hits
  0 Comments
1188 Hits
0 Comments

Contact us


Please let us know your name.

Please let us know your email address.

Please enter a valid telephone number

Please select one option.

Please select one option.

Please let us know your occupation.

Please let us know your selection.

Please let us know your message.
Please tick the box below.

Call now to arrange a consultation01483 826 470