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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,…

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 divorce in 2016. The…

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…

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 called public law. This allows…

Goodman Ray supports Black Lives Matter Mutual respect and diversity are central components of our values and culture at Goodman Ray.  As a firm we strive to uphold these values by supporting our staff, clients and the communities that we live and work in. Black Lives Matter is a hugely important movement and we know…

In simple terms, international parental child abduction occurs when one parent removes a child from one jurisdiction to another without the permission of the other parent or a court order allowing the removal. There is an international framework for dealing with these case under the Hague Conventions 1980 and 1996. The European Union also has…

On May 21st 2019, ministers announced that a panel of experts would review “how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences”[1]. But why has this review been called, what exactly will it cover, and will it be of any tangible benefit to the public good? This…

That is a question you may be asking yourself in advance of your upcoming marriage. Perhaps there’s a voice in the back of your head telling you that this is unromantic and you should get back to more exciting wedmin, like flowers and venues and guest lists, oh my!  But one of the few certainties…

The UK government has acted to reverse its policy of making British victims of forced marriage over the age of 18 pay to be rescued from overseas. A report in the Times published on 2nd January 2019 revealed that the Foreign Office was charging forced marriage victims for the costs of rescuing them from abroad….



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