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Clare’s Law

Clare’s Law: The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, more commonly referred to as, Clare’s Law was first established throughout the United Kingdom in March 2014. This...
How Can Technology Help Parents
Children  • 

How can technology help parents and children cope after separation?

We live in an era where the way in which we live would be unrecognisable 20 years ago. Technology is intended to be there to make processes more efficient and...
What Is Emotional Or Psychological Abuse
Divorce News  • 

What is Emotional or Psychological Abuse and Coercive Controlling Behaviour?

Emotional or psychological abuse and coercive controlling behaviour are forms of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021* includes emotional and psychological abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour within the...
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Divorce News  • 

Current Court Delays for Divorce have been Described as “unprecedented” and “unacceptable”

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 means that divorcing couples are no longer required to place blame on one party for the breakdown of their marriage. This was brought...
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Domestic Violence  • 

Domestic Abuse Survivor Unlawfully Denied Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) recently deemed a woman ineligible for legal aid after claiming that she had no dependants because her son did not live with her. A woman...
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Surrogacy News  • 

Summary of Key Proposals from the Draft Surrogacy Bill March 2023

On 29 March 2023 the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Commissions) have published a report proposing improvements to existing surrogacy laws in this...
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Family Law News  • 

The Role of Intermediaries in Family Proceedings

An intermediary can refer to a third party who is involved in assisting parties to a family law dispute in reaching an agreement. The role of an intermediary can vary...
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Children  • 

The Necessity of Fact Finding Hearings in Respect of the Welfare of the Children

The case of K v K (2022) was before the court of appeal in respect of whether the findings made against a father from allegations made by the mother were...
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General News  • 

We Support International Women’s Day – 8th March

Goodman Ray are proud to support the #EmbraceEquity campaign this International Women’s Day. To celebrate we spoke with Trudi Featherstone, Partner, and Jennifer Crossthwaite, Solicitor, who gave their views surrounding...
No More Week
Domestic Violence  • 

Goodman Ray supports ‘NO MORE Week,’ 5th – 12th March 2023.

NO MORE week is an annual event from 5th to 12th March to raise awareness surrounding domestic and sexual violence. This year, the week will coincide with International Women’s Day...
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Family Law News  • 

Family Law Transparency Pilot Scheme

On 30th January 2023, a reporting pilot scheme was launched in the Cardiff, Carlisle and Leeds family courts. The scheme is set to last 12 months, concluding on 30 January...
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Children  • 

What is Parental Responsibility?

What is Parental Responsibility? Parental Responsibility (PR) is the power given to individuals to make important decisions in relation to the children they hold PR for. These decisions include welfare...