This is a meeting carried out by an authorised family mediator, at which the mediator provides information about the principles, process and different models of mediation and the alternative ways to find solutions to your problems…

Jemma Dally, Partner and Head of our Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility Team, acted for the Respondents to the recent reported Court of Appeal case of…

Recent guidance has been provided to practitioners on the use of hair strand testing in proceedings. Peter Jackson J (as he then was) has handed down…

Since the Government triggered Article 50 in March of this year there has been much speculation about what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will…

In the recent case of Re B (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1579 Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division of the High Court…

Well-regarded children practice that handles serious cases relating to non-accidental injuries and abuse, often requiring technical medical examination…

In this recent judgment, His Honour Judge Wildblood QC (HHJ Wildblood QC) expresses the importance of parents receiving necessary therapy…

In a recent Court of Appeal case Zimina v Zimin [2017] EWCA Civ 1429, [2017], a husband’s appeal was granted against an order for him to pay a lump sum…

We seek a full time Receptionist to be a core member of our small central support team…

The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abuse and containing a new Practice Direction (PD) 12J…

Last week Jemma Dally, Head of our International Child Care Team and expert in adoption and surrogacy was a panellist at Interlaw Diversity Forum’s……

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven finance or administrative professional with a strong finance background. The successful candidate will……

We are delighted to announce that Peggy Ray and Trudi Featherstone have again been included in the 2017 Citywealth Leaders List. Thomas Brownrigg has……

When couples divorce, issues to do with what property should be considered to be part of the matrimonial ‘pot’ can be difficult and emotive…

Clarity on this matter is provided in the case of Wolverhampton City Council v JA and others . In this case the Local Authority issued care proceedings…

Goodman Ray are delighted to announce that the firm has been shortlisted in the City Wealth Power Women Awards…

The post-nuptial agreement (post-nup) is similar to the pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) in the way that it spells out how a couples assets are to be…

Unreasonable behaviour is one o f the most common grounds for divorce, the Court were recently faced with a petition where it had to…

We are looking for individuals who have completed a law degree or the GDL and who have an interest in family law…

In Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53 the Supreme Court was very recently asked to consider whether the courts can revisit a final consent order…

Following the Queen’s speech to Parliament on 21 June 2017, we revisit the topic of what the likely effects of Brexit will be upon family law in the UK…

Last week, Mr Justice Jackson – who in September last year was praised for his efforts in delivering an age-appropriate judgment containing an emoji…

The recent story of Sandeep and Reena Mander highlights some of the issues that can confront couples wishing to adopt a child. The Manders are…

In the recent High Court judgement of Re W (A Child) the President of the Family Division, Munby J, dismissed an application for an adoption Order…

Thomas Brownrigg shortlisted for the 2017 Citywealth Leaders Awards for Family Lawyer of the Year – Associate…

The Supreme Court today delivered its judgment in the long-running case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others [2017] UKSC 47. This case represents…

Section 10A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 was introduced to provide assistance to individuals who although divorced in English Law, are unable to remarry in accordance…

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 established the Court of Protection, enabling the High Court to settle disputes in relation to an individual’s care and welfare…

The Children and Social Work Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament. This new law furthers the duty of local authorities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. …

The President of the Family Division has called for the process of obtaining a divorce to be completely separate from a couple’s disputes over money…

An important and insightful judgment recently handed down by Mr Justice Cobb, highlighting the paramountcy of the child’s welfare against the need…

In what is believed to be the largest award in financial remedy proceedings in the UK, the former wife of an oil and gas trader has been awarded £453 Million…

Pursuant to s.25 Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA), when a child is placed with prospective adopters ‘parental responsibility is given to them’…

This week Jemma Dally, along with other leading lawyers, spoke to Citywealth about the rise of surrogacy…

We are enhancing our Divorce and Finance team and are currently looking to recruit two solicitors…

Government cuts to policing and specialist services for victims of domestic abuse may impact on the extent to which perpetrators of domestic violence…

We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which…

Exciting paralegal opportunity at our busy central London law firm operating in all aspects of family law…

In Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 the three justices, including the president of the family division, Sir James Munby, observed…

Exciting paralegal opportunity at our busy central London law firm operating in all aspects of family law…

We are delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for Family Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017…

A private members bill that proposes radical changes to the way assets are divided when couples divorce has made it to the committee stage…

The 21st century has encouraged the use of social media so much so that Facebook has now been acknowledged as a mechanism to be used…

There are obligations placed on local authorities to fulfil certain core duties to children who are considered to be ‘In Need’…

The importance of contact between a child and a separated parent is wholly recognized by the courts. One would expect that…

When many married couples find themselves having fallen out of love and exploring whether they can pursue a divorce, they are told that they will…

Although the UK Courts have no jurisdiction over religious marriages and divorces i.e. Islamic, Jewish or other…

Following ‘So what’s next for Helen?’ Katrin White further explores family legal issues in our occasional series…

A recent study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that cohabiting couples represent nearly 18% of the population…

Earlier last year the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) released guidance* on their plans to transform the legal system…