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New report drills down into failings of family justice system

Lawyers from The Family Law Company have welcomed the findings of a new report which looks at how the family justice system responds to allegations of domestic abuse and what must be done to ensure consistency.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the 216-page report "Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children Cases" draws on evidence presented in over 1...

Free webinar drills down into the issues of business and divorce

In the fourth of a series of free ‘lockdown’ webinars offering guidance on various aspects of family law, two experienced solicitors from The Family Law Company will be looking into the complex area of business and divorce.

Director Fiona Wadey and Solicitor Sasha Walton are co-presenting the webinar on Thursday June 11 at 11am.

Fiona explains, “We’re going to look at various...

Webinar to help separated parents with co-parenting during lockdown

Solicitors from The Family Law Company are to offer free guidance to separated parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar takes place on Thursday April 30 from 11am to 12 noon and anyone interested is invited to register for a free place.

During the session, two specialist family law solicitors, Hannah Porter and Imran Khodabocus will clarify the facts for separated...

Covid-19: How it affects child contact if you are 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...

Inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

Norman Hartnell responds to news of a call for inquiry into access to children for abusive parents.

"The focus on the protection of victims of domestic violence is very welcome.

However, it will come as no surprise to hear that there are already detailed procedures in place to deal with such matters. These are the Family Procedure Rules 2010 PD 12 J that were recently...

Fundraising quiz success

A charity quiz held in Plymouth raised over £1200 for local charities, the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project and the Felber Foundation.

The event was organised by a fundraising group from a variety of businesses including The Family Law Company, Taurus Clearer Communication, Nash & Co, Wolferstans and GA Solicitors.

It was held at vintage tea parlour and bistro Rumpus Cosy,...


Fall Ball raises thousands for Plymouth charity

A seasonal ball organised by solicitors from four local legal firms was a huge success, raising £5,000 for the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project.

The solicitors, Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company, Laura Geach from Wolferstans, Andrew Wonnacott from GA Solicitors and Peter Ash from Nash & Co put together the event at the New Continental Hotel as part of an ongoing commitment to...

Summer celebration for family law specialists

The Family Law Company held a summer drinks reception at its Plymouth office in Princess Court.

The event was attended by around 30 local practitioners, barristers and clerks as a thank you for referrals received and to celebrate recent glorious weather.

Chartered Legal Executive Carries Laws, who organised the event said: “We are often in opposition at court, so it is nice to...

Lizard to Land’s End for fundraising lawyers

Lawyers from The Family Law Company donned their running gear to support a crucial Plymouth charity.

Anne Shears and Carrie Laws, based at the firm’s Plymouth office, took part in the Classic Quarter, a 44-mile coastal run from the Lizard to Land’s End to raise funds for the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project.

Anne and Carrie split the run with Peter Ash of Nash & Co and Bill...

Court says no to Civil Partnership for heterosexual couples

The Court has ruled against a heterosexual couple seeking to enter into a Civil Partnership instead of a marriage. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, appealed the decision of Mrs Justice Andrews DBE in the High Court, who held that the restrictions under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, preventing opposite-sex couples from entering into a civil partnership, were lawful.

The Family...