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
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
The case involving Mrs
Tini Owens seeking to divorce her husband has attracted nationwide press
coverage following the Supreme Court’s decision to reject her petition. In this
blog, Richard Busby takes a closer look at the case and explores whether this
dramatic judgement highlights outdated divorce laws.
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.
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