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No Fault Divorce – Is it time for change?

      The current divorce law dates back to 1973 and allows parties to get divorced on the ground that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and provided that they can prove one of the following facts: Adultery – one party being unfaithful with a member of the opposite sex in […]

Family-Based Arrangements – a better option for you & your family?

Family-based arrangements are where child maintenance is agreed between the parties directly, as opposed to applying to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to agree payment arrangements. Recent research carried out by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows that family-based arrangements are now more popular amongst the parties involved and more successful in terms […]

You Do Not to Need Suffer in Silence – Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is the smoke and mirrors locked behind closed doors.  It is not always clearly apparent and often the victim will not even know they are a victim due to the manipulative nature of it.  It does not have a stereotype abuser, nor victim.  It comes in many forms and is not just physical […]

‘The Split’ – A Travesty of Reality!

On Tuesday 24th April 2018 thousands of viewers across the Nation tuned in to watch the first episode of the new legal drama on BBC one, The Split. But for many of us in the legal profession, family lawyers in particular, it left us with a “splitting” headache after trying to digest some of the […]

Part time Mum? Full time Mum? We should support each other.

We women are not always very good at showing one another the solidarity of sisterhood that perhaps we should.  I give you an example.  I was having birthday drinks with some friends recently when one of my friends piped up, “How do you feel about being a part time Mum Samantha?”. “What do you mean […]

Meal Ticket V Clean Break

The case of Kim Waggott and William Waggott which was dubbed ‘the meal ticket for life’ has returned to court. Kim Waggott had been awarded £9.7m in the original financial proceedings, with £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for the rest of her life. However Mrs Waggott considered the deal an unfair one as she would […]

Arjun Sreedaran joins rhw’s Family Law Team

Arjun Sreedaran will be joining rhw’s Family Law Team from Monday 9th April. Arjun completed his training at a Legal 500 firm in London, where he gained extensive experience in Mental Health Law and Family Law. He attained Law Society Panel Accreditation in Mental Health Law and has represented many patients before the First-Tier Tribunal […]

Chasing a Debt? Pre-Action Protocols you need to know….

Debt Recovery under the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims With wage increases not keeping up with inflation is it any surprise that more and more creditors are having to chase debtors for payment of their overdue debts and it seems that many of my small business clients are unaware of the new Protocol and […]

Huge Rise in Tribunal Claims

Tribunal claims have increased by 90% – what does that mean for you? The increase in claims since the removal of tribunal fees in July 2017 have been dramatic. Between October and December 2017 statistics show they increased by 90%. Recent cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) include claims in which litigants in person have […]

Challengers Golf Day – BEST Team Photo

rhw’s very own Nick Richardson joined the team from the BEST Networking Group, to take part in the Challengers Golf Day on Thursday 8th March 2018. This event took place at the magnificent Hindhead Golf Club. We are not sure how well the team did (not much feedback so far!) but Nick managed to win […]