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Pets & Divorce in the Family Court ‘Dog Law’ as it is sometimes known, or ‘Pet Law’ does not come under one bracket of law. In fact, it is possible for a pet to be involved in both civil and criminal matters at the same time. A pet may be...
Goodman Ray is supporting Resolution’s Good Divorce Week (28 Nov – 2 Dec), which is highlighting why the Government must support better advice for separating families Exclusive research from Resolution lays bare the human suffering and cost caused by family court delays Goodman Ray is offering free advice sessions during...
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...
The government has today announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be...