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We’re sad to report the death of Joanna Bosanquet.

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 became a partner after only […]

UK No Fault Divorce Explained

As of 6 April 2022, the law changed in regards to divorce in the UK. Instead of the previous process which required one party to apportion blame on the other (unless separated for longer than two years), there is now what is known as ‘no fault’ divorce. In other words, it is no longer possible […]

No Fault Divorce Overview

As of today’s date, no-fault divorce has been introduced. This means that the current law will change and from hereon in there will only be one ground for divorce, which cannot be contested. This has been implemented alongside a number of other new divorce laws which will transform the way in which couples can navigate […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!   We’re excited to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreaktheBias. At Goodman Ray, we recognise and appreciate all the phenomenal women in our workplace and lives and celebrate their achievements.  To celebrate this year, we’ve put together a short list of women that […]

Location Location Location: Marriage Venues

The Commons Library briefing paper on marriage venues was published on Tuesday 6 July 2021 and it sets out where couples may marry in England and Wales. The paper covers where marriages, civil marriages and religious marriages, can take place in England and Wales. In brief, it also covers Scotland. Under the current regulation, there […]

A Quick Guide to Care Proceedings

Care proceedings are court proceedings issues by the local authority (also known as ‘social services’) where an application is made for a care order or supervision order. A care order gives the local authority parental responsibility which they will share with the current parental responsibility holders, the most common example being the child/ren’s parents. A […]

Legal Aid and trapped capital

R (oao GR) v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 3140 (Admin) Context   Legal aid is a welfare provision offered by the Government to enable those who do not have the means to access legal representation. Between 2019 – 2020, the UK Government spent approximately £1.7 billion on the scheme, although this has […]

M (A Child) [2021] EWCA Civ 437

This is a case in which Peggy Ray represented the child (M), through her children’s guardian (though not in the original care proceedings). The case concerned an application by a freelance journalist, Melanie Newman, to appeal the order of Roberts J dated 28 October 2020 when the  Judge refused to permit Ms Newman to have […]

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