Revenge Porn and the Law

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Revenge Porn and the Law

The growth of the internet has given rise to problems for prosecutors faced with crimes for which existing legislation is unfit to deal. One such scenario is that of “revenge pornography”, or the posting of indecent images or videos online without the victim’s consent. The name comes from the fact that in many cases the photos or video have been … Read More

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It is 2 years this week since I became the Senior Partner and it is frightening how quickly time passes. I am pleased with the firm’s performance during this time and I do believe we have finally seen the end of the recent recession. Certainly our results over this past year have been encouraging. This year we hope to start ... Read More

What Rights Does The Father of Child Have?

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When a marriage ends in divorce or separation, men often feel as if their rights are fairly limited or unrecognised by law, particularly when children are in the picture. There is no one rule that applies to every father’s rights to see their children. Individual circumstances are taken into account from both sides of a separated couple before any legal … Read More

Claiming for whiplash

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Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury resulting from the sudden and forceful movement of the head beyond its natural limit. It often occurs following an accident on the roads. If you suffer whiplash through no fault of your own, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. When you submit a claim … Read More

5 Top Facts About Changes to the Family Courts

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Last month saw a new, combined family court system coming into force in England and Wales, replacing the previous three tier system. The associated reforms are intended to simplify family law proceedings, make them easier for the public to access and understand, and make better provision for children caught up in legal disputes. They include the following major changes:- 1. … Read More

How Changes to the Family Court Will Affect Couples with Children

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Getting divorced is never a simple, pain-free process – especially when children are also involved. Emotions run high, agreements can be stressful, and children are often in the thick of it. However, thanks to the Children and Families Act being granted Royal Assent last month, vulnerable children will be at the very centre of the family justice system, and therefore … Read More

What does parental care actually mean?

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Parental care is the term used to describe your legal duty to care for your children. If you are a mother, you will automatically be expected to provide care for your biological children. However, if you are a father, you will only usually be expected provide care for your children if you are married to their mother and/or listed on … Read More

What is Divorce Mediation?

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Divorce Mediation

When a marriage deteriorates to the point that divorce is inevitable, the stress and heartache involved can be profound. Agreeing on a division of assets and who will get custody of children can take a heavy toll on all the family, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to take control of … Read More

10 Things to Do If You Are Hurt At Work

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Hurt at Work

If you sustain an injury or are hurt at work, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. While you may decide not to take legal action against your employer until the extent of your injuries has become clear, there are certain steps you should take to assist yourself in bringing a claim in the future:- 1. Report … Read More