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Stats show honour based abuse numbers are on the increase

An Exeter based family law solicitor who specialises in honour based abuse cases has spoken out about the rise in cases over the past two years.

Director Imran Khodabocus from The Family Law Company crunched the numbers from figures obtained from police forces across the country.

The statistics are alarming, with the number of cases rising by 62 percent in two years; in 2020...

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Two newly qualified lawyers for family law specialist

The Family Law Company is pleased to announce two trainees have completed their training and are now fully qualified solicitors.

Melissa Mitchell and Jasmine Galvin have very different backgrounds that have brought them into law.

For Melissa, who had a successful career in training and education, this has been a huge step change later in life. The move was informed by her own...

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Family law firm strengthens Children Team

Three experienced lawyers have joined The Family Law Company ’s Children Team in Exeter and Plymouth.

Paul Thomson, Amelia Davey and Ruby Morris all bring expertise in this area of family law, which includes cases as diverse as private children, care, domestic abuse and international child abduction.

Paul has a strong track record working in the region, having grown up in...

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Hard-working teams are finalists in family law awards

Two specialist teams from The Family Law Company are amongst the finalists in this year’s LexisNexis Family Law Awards.

They have been shortlisted in the Children Team of the Year and Legal Support of the Year categories.

The Family Law Company’s Children Team, based in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro is particularly impressive in the diversity of its individual lawyers, who draw on...

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New face at Plymouth family law specialists

Senior Associate Solicitor Julia Robson is the latest recruit to join the Divorce and Finance team at The Family Law Company in Princess Court, Plymouth.

Julia brings a wealth of knowhow with her, having specialised in family law throughout her career. She moved with her family to Devon when she was just 10 and has stayed in the county ever since, apart from a stint in London where she...

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Winners! The Family Law Company scoops top award

Family law specialist The Family Law Company is celebrating success at the national Family Law Awards 2022.

The firm, which has offices in Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall, brought home the Family Law Firm of the Year – South, beating off stiff competition from family firms across the south of England, from Brighton to Berkshire, Oxfordshire to Bristol.

This award acknowledges a...

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Full complement for family law specialist as National Paralegal Awards shortlist is announced

The Family Law Company has been shortlisted in all five categories entered in this year’s National Paralegal Awards.

Rebecca Coombes and Emma Hawkins are both finalists in two categories: Paralegal of the Year South and Best Family Law Paralegal.

The regional award is given to a paralegal who has clearly demonstrated how they have exceeded client expectations and made a...

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Board appointments boost start of new year for family law specialists

After experiencing an unprecedented period of growth The Family Law Company begins 2022 with a strengthened leadership model.

The South West based law firm has appointed three additional directors to the Board. They are: Senior Associate Solicitors Imran Khodabocus and Carrie Laws, and Senior Associate Chartered Legal Executive Gemma Sparks.

The three were the first to complete...

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New rural survey shows 81% of farmers have gone the extra mile to keep their relationship strong

The aptly named Rural Romance Survey by The Family Law Company was aimed at farmers in the South West, with the majority of responses received from Cornwall and Devon, followed by Somerset and Dorset.

Director Fiona Wadey who specialises in divorce and financial matters including the breakdown of farming marriages, explains the thinking behind the survey:

“Although we are...

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New office underpins commitment to city

The Family Law Company has relocated to a new office within the same building in Plymouth, which provides a solution for the longer term growth ambitions of the business.

The company remains in Princess Court with its a practical location being both central and close to the Courts in the heart of the city’s financial and legal district.

This move to the third floor suite means...