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Consent plays a vital role in many aspects of the law in England & Wales, including sexual activity, medical treatment, and adoption. Consent is also a key element in surrogacy. Surrogacy is legal in the UK, though surrogacy agreements are not legally enforceable. At birth, the surrogate is the legal...
Pets & Divorce in the Family Court ‘Dog Law’ as it is sometimes known, or ‘Pet Law’ does not come under one bracket of law. In fact, it is possible for a pet to be involved in both civil and criminal matters at the same time. A pet may be...
Now more than ever, many people are considering a divorce and need to know what this process might consist of during a worldwide pandemic. It has been recently reported that there was a 122% increase in divorce enquiries during July to October last year[1] and seeking out this service at...
Since the 30th September 2021, a number of court fees have increased, following a consultation carried out by the Ministry of Justice earlier this year. They consulted 89 individuals working in the legal or public sector and members of the public as well. Despite a 61% opposition from those consulted,...
Parents who have decided to separate or divorce are urged to find out how to avoid courtroom confrontation to settle money and parenting arrangements, with the launch of Family Mediation Week, 16th to 20th January 2023. The accredited mediators at Goodman Ray (Trudi Featherstone and Thomas Brownrigg) offer a free...
Goodman Ray is supporting Resolution’s Good Divorce Week (28 Nov – 2 Dec), which is highlighting why the Government must support better advice for separating families Exclusive research from Resolution lays bare the human suffering and cost caused by family court delays Goodman Ray is offering free advice sessions during...
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new office in Brighton, 9 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN2 1RA. The offices are in the heart of Brighton, opposite the Pavilion and within spitting distance of the Courts, the seafront and the centre of town. Goodman Ray has had an...
Goodman Ray moved into 9 Gough Square in January 2022. It was then known as Boswell House but after undertaking research we discovered Boswell, although best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson, whose house is opposite us in the Square, was in fact a supporter of the slavery trade...
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...
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,...