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…

It has now been more than 6 months since the UK voted to leave the EU and, despite the ceaseless speculation…

This article published by the Guardian on 4 January 2017 explores an interesting and overdue potential development…

It is set out in the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 that ‘if any party to any proceedings in the family court…

Parents of transgender children fear their ex-partners will sue them for custody of their children after the high court ruled that a seven year….

Please note our opening hours over the Christmas period….

The role of the Children’s Guardian is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children involved in family court proceedings…

Legal aid was first enshrined in British law in statute namely the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949. The primary objective was to provide…

We’re delighted that our Peggy Ray and Trudi Featherstone have both been listed as Powerwomen in the CityWealth 2016 leader lists…

Thomas Brownrigg and Jemma O’Neill , lawyers in Goodman Ray’s Family and Matrimonial team travelled to Parliament today…

Jemma O’Neill, a family lawyer from Goodman Ray Solicitors, travelled to Parliament today to meet with MP Alan Johnson…

Cryo-preservation is now a long-standing medical method and is used, for example, to freeze embryos…

The average duration of care proceedings in England and Wales has dropped from 56 weeks…

Office Administrator opportunity at our busy central London law firm operating in all aspects of family law…

Family mediation is the preferred method to resolve and prevent family disputes…

In the Matter of X (A Child) (No 3). We acted for the birth mother in this case…

Shockingly, an estimated 1.2 million women and 800,000 men were victims of domestic abuse in the year 2010-11…

The Ministry of Justice has released the quarterly Family Court statistics for the period of April to June 2016…

Goodman Ray, are delighted to again be ranked as one of the top children and family law firms in the country…

According to the Matrimonial Causes Act, the reasons for a divorce are generally irrelevant to the Court and will…

With more than half of relationships breaking down, the Courts are witnessing a rise in the number of divorces…

On 29th December 2015 a new act came into force – the Serious Crime Act 2015 (SCA 2015). Section 76 of SCA 2015…

As of 1st July 2015, there is a duty on local authorities and schools to have “due regard to the need to…

Goodman Ray are delighted that the firm continues to be ranked in the Legal 500…

Goodman Ray have been shortlisted as Family Law Firm of the Year (London) for the…

Gwen Williams, managing partner of GR says, I was chair of Solace Women’s Aid for…

We consider the situation following Helen’s dramatic acquittal (broadcast 11 September 2016) The big verdict…

“…the simplest of questions…one might have thought that the answer would be as clear-cut and…