Support For Parents With Drug & Alcohol Addiction

A recent episode of Panorama reported that an estimated 1 in 20 expectant mothers in the UK are addicted to either drugs or alcohol. The programme showed mothers at Trevi...


A Dad’s Rights During Care Proceedings

What Are Care Proceedings? If the council “Local Authority”, is concerned about the welfare or safety of a child they can issue what are known as care proceedings. They can...


Trusts & Divorce – Part 3: The Genuine Trust

The previous blogs in this series (part 1 and part 2) have given an introduction to trusts and the various issues that the Court will have to consider. This blog...


How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Understandably one of the most frequently asked questions by divorce clients is “how long will my divorce take?”. Following a separation you want to be able to move on with...


Protecting Young & Vulnerable Workers In The Workplace

Allegations have recently emerged about Oxfam staff working both in the UK and abroad. The charity’s former Head of Safeguarding has disclosed that she was alerted to a number of...


Sharia Law Review Recommends Civil Marriage Requirement For Muslim Couples

A government-commissioned independent review of Sharia law has recommended that Muslim couples must civilly register their marriage before or at the same time as their Islamic ceremony to ensure women...


Is My Foreign Divorce Valid In England?

As a family lawyer who specialises in international divorce and finance cases, I frequently receive enquiries about the validity in England of divorces granted overseas. If your divorce has been...


Compensatory Rest Should Not Be Interrupted

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified employers’ obligations in relation to compensatory rest. The rules about rest breaks and time off work are set out...


Covert Surveillance Of Employees Breached Human Rights

Advances in technology provide an ever increasing number of ways to keep an eye on staff in the modern workplace. Whilst the vast majority of staff can be relied upon...


Tax-Free Childcare Extended To Parents With Children Aged Twelve & Under

The Tax-Free childcare scheme is now available to all eligible families with children under 12. To qualify: You and your partner must both be in work in the UK (those...


New Online Service For Obtaining A Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check

The DBS has launched a new online application form for a basic disclosure certificate which means that from 17th January 2018, the system for obtaining a basic criminal records check...


Copyright – Protecting Your Rights At Home

With an increase in the number of couples choosing to live together before marriage has come an awareness of the practical and, it has to be said, not very romantic,...