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….

The government has published a draft Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to better support victims of domestic abuse and transform the government’s response to people in this position. The bill will for the first time create a legal definition of domestic abuse, specifically recognising that it goes beyond physical violence and includes victims who are…

Yahoo Style has recently been in touch with Thomas Brownrigg, a Partner and Accredited Mediator at Goodman Ray, to get his views on the best way to approach a divorce or separation in order to try and keep matters amicable. You can read their article and some of Thomas’s tips and suggestions here.    …

We are pleased to announce some new promotions at Goodman Ray. Thomas Brownrigg has been made a Partner. Tom Trim is now a solicitor, having finished his training contract.   Thomas Brownrigg joined Goodman Ray’s Matrimonial and Finance department as a solicitor and mediator in August 2015. He is accredited by Resolution for medium to…

  The Chambers and Partners Legal Directory have now released their rankings for 2019. Goodman Ray has done extremely well, and our solicitors have been recognised for their expertise across all aspects of family law, from financial matters to children issues; including care, adoption, fertility, abduction and children arrangements. Our expertise for children matters involving…

The Legal 500 rankings for 2019 have now been released, and we are pleased to say that Goodman Ray have appeared prominently in both across all aspects of the family law spectrum. It is superb to see the breadth of our expertise across family law recognised.   We are proud to announce that Goodman Ray…

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…

Every year more than a million people are victims of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom. There are many different organisations and charities within the United Kingdom who provide support to victims, however the BBC’s investigative Programme Panorama have recently examined the programmes that are available to perpetrators of domestic abuse and considered whether a…

We are looking for a paralegal to join our specialist Domestic Abuse team to cover Maternity Leave until the end of October…

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…

© 2019 Goodman Ray | Legal & Terms | Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: 60514

logo-footer