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Law Archive - 2017 - Page 1

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Hannah Southon discusses living wills on the Jeremy Vine Show

Last Thursday, Vardags Director of Private Client Hannah Southon was called into the BBC Radio 2 studio to give legal insight into a recent news story involving living wills. Brenda Grant of Nuneaton suffered a severe stroke in 2012, age 79, leaving her unable to walk, talk or swallow. She was kept alive in hospital then a nursing home for 22... Read More

Double Trouble: Vardags at Intermission Youth Theatre's inspired new production

Maire Connor and Thea Dunne In September 2017, a group of Vardagians took on a near-400 mile fundraising cycle ride in aid of Intermission Youth Theatre, an arts-based youth mentoring organisation that empowers young people who are at risk of offending, ex-offenders, or lacking in opportunities, to improve their lives through theatre. IYT takes... Read More

MPs join Vardags’ call for family justice reform at Westminster

“A nation is only as strong as the families that create it”. Standing in a room behind the watchful eyes of the angels and gargoyles of Westminster Hall, Suella Fernandes MP gave a rousing opening presentation on the urgent need to rehaul our family law system. Gathered before the Chair Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, sat nearly twenty MPs and... Read More

Catherine Thomas discusses sexual harassment in the workplace on BBC Radio 5 Live

Fast on the heels of her appearance on BBC Radio 2, Catherine hot-footed it to the BBC Radio 5 Live studios to speak to Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanayake about sexual harassment in the workplace. The disturbing prevalence of sexual harassment has become something of an international talking point since Hollywood was rocked by the Harvey Weinstein... Read More

Catherine Thomas debates the need for no-fault divorce on BBC Radio 2

This morning Vardags Managing Director Catherine Thomas was called in to the BBC Radio 2 studios to discuss no-fault divorce on the Jeremy Vine show. A long-term advocate for no-fault divorce and supporter of the Family Law Reform campaign, Catherine debated the issue with Thomas Pascoe of the Coalition for Marriage, a Christian pressure group... Read More

Ayesha Vardag launches Campaign for Family Law Reform at Conservative Party Conference

Ayesha Vardag launched the Campaign for Family Law Reform this month with a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference. Entitled “Sex Lies and Irreconcilable Differences”, the event was a panel discussion of whether the time is right for no-fault divorce. Representing the FLR, Ayesha made the case for no-fault divorce as a family... Read More

Vardags steam ahead in this year’s Legal 500

This week, the new edition of the Legal 500 was released online, outlining who’s who in the world of law. Amazingly, our Cambridge and Manchester offices have already entered the rankings despite only being established six months previously. Founder and President Ayesha Vardag was celebrated as a ‘Leading individual’ among a selection of... Read More

John Oxley debates the need for no-fault divorce on BBC Breakfast

On Saturday morning, Vardags barrister John Oxley appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss introducing no-fault divorce in England and Wales. He was up against Thomas Pascoe of Coalition for Marriage, proponents of traditional partnerships. As campaign manager for Family Law Reform, John’s interview was an interesting taster of what to expect... Read More

Manchester Office nominated for 'Best Boutique Law Firm' at The Talk of Manchester Business Awards

After a whirlwind first year of business in which Vardags' Manchester office became profitable within six weeks, made the MLAs shortlist, and doubled in size, we're delighted to report that our team in the North West have shown no signs of slowing down since turning one. This November, The Talk of Manchester Business Awards (The... Read More

Such stuff as dreams are made on: a look back at Le Tour de Vardags

Five long days after setting off in Newcastle, our merry band of cyclists made their triumphant return to our London office on Monday 18 September. This was the finishing line of a 387 mile-long cycle tour, which saw the team speed past the Angel of the North, pedal through the Peak District and cross the cobbled streets of Cambridge before... Read More
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