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Secret recordings - can they be used in the Family Court?
It is an increasingly common scenario for family lawyers. A client explains that they have a number of secret recordings of their ex-partner, their…
Weightmans welcomes leading family law expert to head up Leeds offering
Weightmans expands its private client presence with the appointment of a family law expert and launch of a team to provide family law services across…
Is fault based divorce the cause of greater animosity between parties?
A recent report, prepared on research conducted by the University of Essex, confirms the notion that a change to divorce law is crucial.
Increase in cohabitation leaves many without legal protection
Married couples remain the most common type of family but there has been a dramatic increase in cohabitation. This can leave many without legal…
Hair strand testing in the family courts - is it reliable?
Hair strand testing is often used in children proceedings where there is a suggestion that a parent has been using illegal substances but how reliable…
Court as the last resort – alternative dispute resolution in family law
During a divorce, the temptation can often be for parties to rush to court and seek a determination from a Judge, but this is not the only option.