Family Law

Amanda Dench chairs session at International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference

On 3rd July 2019, hundreds of delegates descended on the doors of the University of Westminster in London for the start of the prestigious three-day International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference.  Amanda Dench, joint head of family law and founding partner at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London, and her assistant Paige…

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Why more couples are in need of a pre-civil partnership agreement

With civil partnerships being more popular than ever according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, Michelle Uppal, family lawyer at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London explains how same sex couples can safeguard their future with a little help from their legal friends.  ‘It is interesting that so many same sex…

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‘No-fault divorce’ on the horizon with new legislation

New legislation has been announced by the government to overhaul divorce law and remove the need for divorcing couples in England and Wales to assign blame. This move towards ‘no-fault divorce’ will reduce family conflict and so is warmly welcomed by the Miles & Partners family and matrimonial team who campaigned alongside Resolution for ‘a…

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United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Today, 6 February 2019, is the annual United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM is a degrading and discriminatory practice with particularly harmful consequences for children. Lucy Bennett, legal assistant at Miles & Partners in the City of London looks at how FGM is currently tackled in the family…

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Family Mediation Week: 21-25 January 2019

With Family Mediation Week taking place from 21-25 January 2019, the family law team at Miles & Partners Solicitors in the City of London want to encourage anyone going through a divorce or any family dispute to consider using mediation to help resolve key issues, rather than choosing to take it to court. Family Mediation…

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