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M (A Child) [2021] EWCA Civ 437 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…

Goodman Ray Welcomes Government Mediation Voucher Scheme 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…

How much does a lawyer cost? Finding yourself in a situation where you need to take legal advice when relationships in your family have broken down can be a daunting reality – where do you start and just how much is this going to set you back?  If you have found yourself asking these questions,…

Uncontested vs Contested Divorce – What’s the difference? Divorce is a difficult time for individuals with them coming to terms with the end of a relationship.  Most individuals hope for a divorce which is free from acrimony, and heavy legal fees. Usually this is an uncontested divorce in which the Responding party decide not to…

Are Borders Barriers to Contact? Separated International Families in a Time of Coronavirus Living through a pandemic has raised challenges for all of us in our daily lives as we navigate living with restrictions to our movements and social interactions in an attempt to hedge the spread of the Coronavirus and keep our loved ones…

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected service of applications and Orders under the Family Law Act 1996? (The welcomed introduction of Practice Direction 36U) Part 10 of the Family Procedure Rules (FPR) set out the rules governing the service of applications and Orders under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1995), most…

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most trying for newly divorced or separated families. Here, we will look at our ‘golden rules’ for recently divorced partners during the festive period, possible models for Christmas contact arrangements and what help is available for divorced partners struggling to reach an agreement.  …

The issues around forced marriage are by no means new, but there has been a concerted effort to tackle this problem in the UK over recent years. In this article we will explore the legal position in relation to forced marriage, its prevalence in the UK, and some of the current issues (both from a…

The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of…

The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of…



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