Uncontested vs Contested Divorce – What’s the difference? Divorce is a difficult time for individuals…

Are Borders Barriers to Contact? Separated International Families in a Time of Coronavirus Living through…

Frederick Cole was born in the village of Waterloo, in Sierra Leone in 1852. With…

At 35 years of age Dr. Tunde Okewale MBE is the youngest leading barrister to…

Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC was born on 19 August 1955…

Tunji Sowande has many firsts to his name as a black legal professional in England…

In October 2004, The Hon. Dame Linda Dobbs DBE became the first non-white high court…

“It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is going to come”….

Goodman Ray supports Black Lives Matter Mutual respect and diversity are central components of our…

In simple terms, international parental child abduction occurs when one parent removes a child from…

The national emergency as a result of Covid-19 has been unprecedented. Consequently, for parents it…

On May 21st 2019, ministers announced that a panel of experts would review “how the…

Local authorities have a statutory duty to protect children living in their area. However, understanding…

So you find yourself in need of legal advice. But who should you turn to…

On 15 March 2019, the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019 received…

What is parental responsibility? Parental responsibility (PR) allows an individual to make important decisions concerning…

That is a question you may be asking yourself in advance of your upcoming marriage….

That is a question you may be asking yourself in advance of your upcoming marriage….

The UK government has acted to reverse its policy of making British victims of forced…

Take your time completing the divorce petition. Make sure every box is completed or your…

The government has published a draft Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to better support victims…

Family disputes present a host of challenges to the parties and any children involved, not…

Yahoo Style has recently been in touch with Thomas Brownrigg, a Partner and Accredited Mediator…

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most trying for newly…

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…

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…

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…