The festive period can be tough for separated parents. Giles Wilson’s Family Law specialist Rachael Haine discusses how a bit of forward planning and a cool head can ensure that children whose parents are separated can have a special Christmas that fairly involves both parents.Read more
month, the Supreme Court (sitting in Northern Ireland) granted the right of
Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) to an unmarried mother-of-four, Siobhan
McLaughlin, whose partner of 23 years – and father of her children – passed
away. Melinda Giles takes a closer look at this landmark case and its
Before going away for the school summer holidays, parents must check whether
they are legally permitted to take their child abroad. Family Law specialist
Rachael Haine outlines the stipulations of Parental Responsibility when it
comes to taking children abroad and the consequences of doing so without it.
The BBC’s new legal drama about the legal battles of family law solicitors, The Split, has caused controversy over its faux portrayal of the divorce process. In this article, our family solicitor Rachael Haine discusses her views on the programme and what it really means to be a divorce lawyer.Read more
Get to know one of our Associate Solicitors in the Family Law Department, Rachael Haine. With a particular passion for children matters and supporting victims of domestic violence, Rachael's work covers all areas of Family Law including divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation issues and more.
Awards & Recognitions
The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.