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Contested probate.. don't run out of time

“Please, sir, I want some more… time” – Solicitor Hollie Marcham looks at the risks of not making a claim against an estate within six months of the…

Unmarried couples and Wills - know your rights

Although it is often thought that “common law” spouses have the same rights as married couples, this is manifestly untrue when it comes to passing on…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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…

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate

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…

Louise Walker
Louise Walker Partner

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.

Meera Shinh
Meera Shinh Solicitor

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…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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…

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Associate

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.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate

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