Yearly Family Law Archives: 2021

The European Commissions statement that the UK should not be permitted to join the Lugano Convention is a blow to post-Brexit co-operation and raises the spectre of dual divorces

The European Commission’s statement that the UK should not be permitted to join the Lugano Convention is a blow to post-Brexit co-operation – and raises the spectre of dual divorces

Brexit, the Lugano Convention and why millions of expats may face two divorce cases The future of family law was not the primary consideration when... Read More

Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill becomes law: what does it include?

“Landmark” Domestic Abuse Bill becomes law: what does it include?

On Thursday 29th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill received royal assent, completing its passage through the Houses of Parliament into law. Described... Read More

From afterschool clubs to play dates the subtle ways some separated parents try to obstruct contact

From afterschool clubs to play dates – the subtle ways some separated parents try to obstruct contact

Attempts to obstruct contact by one parent with the child(ren)’s other parent can take many forms – it is not always as explicit as simply... Read More

Easter Holidays for Separated Parents

Easter Holidays for Separated Parents

With the Easter break now upon us, many families will be considering a trip away.   While destinations abroad may be off limits for the... Read More

RE H-N, Everyones Invited and the link between the two

RE H-N, Everyone’s Invited and the link between the two

The revelations which appeared on the website Everyone's Invited have shocked us all. The country's attention is now fixed on how this has... Read More

Children and the Covid-19 vaccination: FAQs

Children and the Covid-19 vaccination: FAQs

Following on from the first part of our series, which focussed on the legal principles which will underpin any court’s decision regarding vaccinations... Read More

Children and the Covid-19 vaccination: The Law

Children and the Covid-19 vaccination: The Law

With the UK’s vaccine rollout progressing, questions are now being raised about the vaccination of children. While younger people are generally less... Read More

Transcript: Emma Gill discusses Covid custody battles on The Andrew Pierce Show

Transcript: Emma Gill discusses Covid custody battles on The Andrew Pierce Show

Appearing on The Andrew Pierce Show on Monday the 15th, Emma Gill, Director of Divorce and Head of our Manchester office, discussed the worrying trend of... Read More

Covids effect on separated families must be a priority for new Childrens Commissioner

Covid’s effect on separated families must be a priority for new Children’s Commissioner

On March 1, immediately after assuming her role as Children’s Commissioner, Rachel de Souza released a blog post detailing her ambitions. Referencing... Read More

The effect of Covid 19 on children of separated parents living abroad

The effect of Covid 19 on children of separated parents living abroad

The UK government announced that from 15 February 2021, anyone entering the UK from a country on the “red list” would have to isolate in a... Read More