Monthly Archives: October 2015

When Autism meets Divorce

There are approximately 700,000 people in the UK with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to a study by the NHS.  This means that ASD affects 1 in 100 people, and affects individuals as well as families.  Individuals with an ASD can be anywhere on the spectrum, and symptoms vary.  Whilst there are urban legends that […]

Schools are legally obliged to keep you informed

Working in family law means that we often have to help parents engage with their children’s schools. Some schools are very helpful, and will happily arrange for separate parents’ evenings and will include both parents in school correspondence. Some schools however can be very difficult, and will refuse to engage with one parent if the […]

Sharland and Gohil – Fraud unravels all

The twittersphere as been alight with family solicitors and barristers tweeting live updates of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil today.  The decision was broadcast live from Court 1 of the Supreme Court, and the decision in both cases were that the wives could appeal their financial orders. In […]

Assembly Line Conveyancing – The Pitfalls

Before you go for the lowest possible price for your Conveyancing requirements… read this! It may save you more than a few pounds… A lot of ‘mass bucket shop/assembly line’ conveyancing outfits will tell you the old line about conveyancing being ‘standardised’ and easy to do if you stick to the timetable and frameworks. Anyone […]

Dr Foster needed a better solicitor

The country has been gripped by a BBC drama, Dr Foster, for the last five weeks with the finale happening this Wednesday.  For those who have not been watching (spoilers ahead), the program follows the story of a married mother, Dr Gemma Foster, and her discovery that her husband, Simon, has been having an affair.  […]