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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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Could Covid-19 be classed as a ‘Barder’ Event?

Associate Solicitor Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company considers whether the unparalleled circumstances presented by the pandemic might impact the option to appeal a financial order made before Covid-19 hit hard.

She says that for anyone going through a divorce and trying to reach financial settlement at the moment, valuations of assets such as property and businesses have been...

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Family law 'by the book' in lockdown

The Family Law Company in Devon was pivotal to the publishing of a topical book answering commonly-asked questions from couples separating during the pandemic.

Separation & Parenting Through the Pandemic: Key Questions Answered provides a useful resource not just for parents, but also counsellors, family members, family support organisations, and family lawyers and mediators....

Positive news in a challenging time as Carrie achieves Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation

Senior Associate Solicitor Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company has been accredited by the Law Society and accepted as a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel, meaning she will be able to help even more children in need.

The accreditation gives Carrie a recognised quality standard as a practitioner representing children in children law proceedings. It allows Guardians (...

Likely increase in domestic violence as a result of Coronavirus – what you can do

Suggestions that there will be a surge in domestic violence in the region as families self-isolate and schools face long closures has prompted a response from The Family Law Company.

Director Jane Chanot who is part of the Children, Child Abduction and Domestic Violence Team, says “I have real concerns that we’ll see an increase in situations where families are kept inside together...

Covid-19 – how it affects child contact if you’re a separated parent

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...