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On the 31st of December 2020, the transition period agreed for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union ended. This marked the dawn of a new legislative era, an era where EU law no longer applies to the UK.


The infamous tagline of ‘taking back control’ naturally meant that much of the legislation once drawn up from a Eurocentric perspective, would now be rethought and reworked to directly serve Great Britain.


So, what does this mean for family cases, and what new ground must family law solicitors navigate as the impact of Brexit on UK law becomes clearer? More...

It’s safe to say that for the most of us, 2020 was a year we want to forget as quickly as possible. But, if the pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, many of those in the public eye we know – or think we know – so well have had even more on their plate.

As we learnt previously, lockdown and relationships have not mixed very well, with some of the most well know relationships feeling the strain, emotionally and financially.

Here, we look at the biggest celebrity divorces and breakups that shook the A-list world last year. We also analyse what supposedly went wrong and the ramifications these breakups have on what were once such idyllic lifestyles of the rich and famous. More...

In these strange times, there will be some of us who are looking forward to Christmas. A time when families (can hopefully) get together and celebrate the season of goodwill.

Sadly, for some, it can be the total opposite. This can be the case for separated families where one parent does not have the opportunity to spend quality time with their children at this special part of the year.

In this post, our family law experts provide their advice on Christmas after divorce or separation, and will be happy to work with you to overcome any related problems you might encounter this Christmas trying to gain access to your children. More...

Domestic abuse statistics are shocking, especially when separation has been the catalyst. Many people are struggling with how to actually handle the situation of being separated and many lose control or remain in the relationship due to domestic abuse.

There are many accomplices to domestic abuse and family life is being devastated by these: drugs, alcohol abuse, and narcissistic personalities, to name a few. All these really do make for dire family life situations. More...

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