We are pleased to announce some new promotions at Goodman Ray. Thomas Brownrigg has been…

  The Chambers and Partners Legal Directory have now released their rankings for 2019. Goodman…

The Legal 500 rankings for 2019 have now been released, and we are pleased to…

The issues around forced marriage are by no means new, but there has been a…

Every year more than a million people are victims of domestic abuse in the United…

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

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…

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…

In this article we will consider the powers of the Family Court to deprive a child of their liberty by use of secure accommodation orders and other orders…

In October 2017, a 54-page document was drafted by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions…

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

New Zealand MP, Jan Logie, initially proposed a new bill that introduced paid employment leave for victims of domestic violence in December 2016…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN outlining the action needed to improve protection against violence for women…

The Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) were pioneered by the retired District Judge Nicholas Crichton in London in January 2008 on a trial basis…

The Court of Appeal recently had to determine the issue of effective service of divorce proceedings under Article 16 of Council Regulation…

On 27th June 2018 the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the UK’s law on civil partnerships was incompatible with Article 14…

Until relatively recently, forced marriage was not a specific criminal offence, nor were there protective measures within…

Jemma Dally, Head of our Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility team, acted for the applicant step-father in the reported case of….

On the 31 May, the Government published a consultation in preparation for the new Domestic Abuse Bill, which was proposed…

A Special Guardianship Order is an order which places a child in the long-term care of someone other than their parent…

If a cohabiting couple do not make wills and one passes away, the survivor has no statutory right to inherit under the intestacy rules. However…

We are delighted to announce that our Senior Partner, Peggy Ray won the Entrepreneurial Individual of the year at City wealth’s 2018 Magic Circle Awards yesterday evening…

A revised protocol for referrals of families by the court to child contact centres has recently been published. This protocol has been implemented…

Late last month Resolution – a family law practitioners group – met for their annual conference in Bristol. Resolution operates a code…

Judgment in the recent case of Re C (A Child) [2018] EWHC 557 (Fam) has been provided and has reinforced the consequences of breaching…

Since the abolition of Legal Aid for the majority of family cases in 2013, many individuals are making applications to court without legal representation…

The charity, Penny Appeal, has published important guidance on Islamic adoption and fostering in the United Kingdom. The guidance comes as a result…

The vast majority of couples looking to dissolve a marriage do so by the divorce process, but there are other methods of ending a marriage…

Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10 is a judgment handed down earlier this year regarding two cases which were described…

Sir James Munby issued practice guidance: Case Management and Mediation of International Child Abduction Proceedings on the 13th of March 2018…

Domestic abuse may not always be in a physical form. A victim may not recognise that coercive behaviour has taken place as any specific incident…

The average cost of a marital breakdown is £14,500 and counting, a new report conducted by Aviva’s Family Finances has found…

Jemma Dally, Partner and Head of our International Child Care Department acted for Family Rights Group, a leading charity…

When parents separate, issues in respect of the future arrangements for care of children can be some of the most problematic to resolve. Difficulties in…

Polygraph testing, more commonly referred to as lie detector testing, has become a popular cultural phenomenon particularly due to the significant…

It is the Family Mediators Association Mediation Week this week, and a welcome excuse to sing the praises of the mediation process as a constructive and…

The cohabiting family is the fastest growing family type in England. Despite this, there are still currently no automatic legal rights…

Despite the many reforms in family law, one could argue that the family court remains entrenched in a more old-fashioned way of dealing with matters…

Against a background of severe budgetary restraints for local authorities, it may not come as a surprise that the number of rough sleepers on Britain’s…

This is a meeting carried out by an authorised family mediator, at which the mediator provides information about the principles, process and different models of mediation and the alternative ways to find solutions to your problems…

Jemma Dally, Partner and Head of our Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility Team, acted for the Respondents to the recent reported Court of Appeal case of…

Recent guidance has been provided to practitioners on the use of hair strand testing in proceedings. Peter Jackson J (as he then was) has handed down…

Since the Government triggered Article 50 in March of this year there has been much speculation about what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will…

In the recent case of Re B (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1579 Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division of the High Court…

Well-regarded children practice that handles serious cases relating to non-accidental injuries and abuse, often requiring technical medical examination…

In this recent judgment, His Honour Judge Wildblood QC (HHJ Wildblood QC) expresses the importance of parents receiving necessary therapy…

In a recent Court of Appeal case Zimina v Zimin [2017] EWCA Civ 1429, [2017], a husband’s appeal was granted against an order for him to pay a lump sum…

The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abuse and containing a new Practice Direction (PD) 12J…

Last week Jemma Dally, Head of our International Child Care Team and expert in adoption and surrogacy was a panellist at Interlaw Diversity Forum’s……