Family Law

Civil partnerships to be extended to heterosexual couples

The prime minister Theresa May has announced that the law will be changed to extend the option of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.  This follows a ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year that the current law is discriminatory and unlawful. Michelle Uppal, family law expert with Miles & Partners in London welcomes the announcement, ‘This…

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Miles & Partners appoints two new partners from the family law team

Everyone at Miles & Partners offers our warmest congratulations to Dee Atkar and Ritu Sood, solicitors in our family law team, on their appointment as partners, effective from 14 June 2018. Dee and Ritu are expert family law solicitors, are both members of The Law Society’s Children Panel and specialise in law relating to children….

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How to propose a prenup this Valentine’s Day

If thoughts of marriage are in the air this Valentine’s Day, but you are keen to protect your existing financial position, then you may want to consider proposing a prenuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-civil agreements, more commonly known as ‘pre-nups’, have been popular for years with the rich and famous, but there is now…

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Cohabitation Awareness Week – 27 Nov to 1 Dec 2017

The focus of this year’s Resolution Awareness Week is on the inequality of legal rights for cohabitees; couples living together who are not married. There are some 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK, but many are still unaware of their lack of rights compared to married couples if they separate. The family law team…

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What rights do cohabiting couples have when they separate?

Cohabiting couples have now become the UK’s fastest growing family type, currently numbering approximately 3.3 million. More and more couples are choosing, for whatever reason, to live together without getting married. This may well be an indication of the shifting attitudes and progression in society, but gives rise to a number of problems, with which…

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Miles & Partners support London Children’s Lawyers care proceedings event

Ritu Sood, an associate solicitor who specialises in the law relating to children and care proceedings helped to organise a training event for London Children’s Lawyers which was held at 7 Dials Club, Covent Garden Community Centre in London last night. The presentation, ‘Best Practices: vulnerable parties and intermediaries in care proceedings’, was given by…

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