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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...
Now more than ever, many people are considering a divorce and need to know what this process might consist of during a worldwide pandemic. It has been recently reported that there was a 122% increase in divorce enquiries during July to October last year[1] and seeking out this service at...
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new office in Brighton, 9 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN2 1RA. The offices are in the heart of Brighton, opposite the Pavilion and within spitting distance of the Courts, the seafront and the centre of town. Goodman Ray has had an...
Goodman Ray moved into 9 Gough Square in January 2022. It was then known as Boswell House but after undertaking research we discovered Boswell, although best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson, whose house is opposite us in the Square, was in fact a supporter of the slavery trade...
We are very sad to report the death of Joanna Bosanquet on Saturday 16 July 2022. Joanna joined the firm in the late 1990’s having qualified in a Central London practice. From the outset she demonstrated an extraordinary and dedicated commitment to her clients and to resolving their difficulties. Joanna...
We stand firm stand with in the fight against racism.  On Sunday 4th July, England’s football team played in the Euros 2021 final.  The football was beautiful, and the players were amazing.  They brought us  joy and the hope of winning over the last few weeks.  To get to a final after 54 years...
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, we...
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...
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...
Public Law – Understanding the Local Authority and Children When a local authority is concerned about the parenting a child is receiving, and these concerns are sufficiently high, they can issue court proceedings in respect of the child.   When a local authority is involved with a family legally this is...