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Happy International Women’s Day!   We’re excited to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreaktheBias. At Goodman Ray, we recognise and appreciate all the phenomenal women in our workplace and lives and celebrate their achievements.  To celebrate this year, we’ve put together a...
This week is family mediation week, so we wanted to take the opportunity to sing the virtues of the mediation process. You can find out more about some of the events happening during family mediation week here. Family Mediation Week got off to a great start with the announcement of...
Leading solicitors, Goodman Ray are excited to announce their move to a new address, 9 Gough Square London EC4A 3DG. Goodman Ray’s new offices are in the heart of London’s legal centre, just off Fetter Lane and a stone’s throw away from the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central...
The Commons Library briefing paper on marriage venues was published on Tuesday 6 July 2021 and it sets out where couples may marry in England and Wales. The paper covers where marriages, civil marriages and religious marriages, can take place in England and Wales. In brief, it also covers Scotland....
Care proceedings are court proceedings issues by the local authority (also known as ‘social services’) where an application is made for a care order or supervision order. A care order gives the local authority parental responsibility which they will share with the current parental responsibility holders, the most common example...
R (oao GR) v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 3140 (Admin) Context   Legal aid is a welfare provision offered by the Government to enable those who do not have the means to access legal representation. Between 2019 – 2020, the UK Government spent approximately £1.7 billion on...
This is a case in which Peggy Ray represented the child (M), through her children’s guardian (though not in the original care proceedings). The case concerned an application by a freelance journalist, Melanie Newman, to appeal the order of Roberts J dated 28 October 2020 when the  Judge refused to...
Izzy Jaques of our matrimonial and finance team represented the husband in respect of his financial remedy case. The husband has successfully opposed the recent appeal brought by the wife in the Court of Appeal, in a case which has been widely reported in the press. The wife petitioned for...
Jemma Dally of Goodman Ray represented the prospective adopters who succeeded in their appeal in the recently reported Court of Appeal case of Prospective Adopters v Sheffield City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1591. The Times law report for the case can be found here. The prospective adopters successfully appealed an earlier decision made by...
Child arrangements orders are made by the court pursuant to section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and are orders that can direct with whom a child is to live with or spend time with. There are also further orders the court can make under section 8 to decide on...