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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…

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….

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…



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