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
The summer is a traditional time for weddings, but are the laws surrounding marriage and civil partnerships too traditional for current times? Here, our partner Melinda Giles discusses the choice of whether to marry or not marry, and if people have the degree of choice they should be entitled to.Read more
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.
Supreme Court Judgment Allows Heterosexual Couples to Enter into a Civil Partnership. Will this Affect Millions?
The recent ruling by the Supreme Court this week on the application brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan will now allow heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership. In this article, our experienced Family Law specialist Richard Busby takes a closer look at the ruling and its implications.Read more
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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.