Family Law

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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Agree Christmas arrangements for children now

Christmas is a magical time of the year for children. There is the anticipation of the presents they may receive, the relief of having a few weeks off school and the excitement of seeing friends and family. The hopes of what Christmas may bring are no different for the children of parents who have divorced…

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Good Divorce Week – Miles & Partners joins campaign for no fault divorce

This year, the focus of Resolution’s awareness week is on how separating or divorcing parents can limit the impact of conflict on their children. The Office for National Statistics recently found that around half of couples that get divorced have at least one child aged under 16. Studies have shown that it is not the…

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Michelle Uppal speaks on collaborative law at family dispute resolution conference

Michelle Uppal, head of family law at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London was asked to be a speaker at this year’s Resolution family lawyers conference. Michelle was asked to share her thoughts and experience of practicing collaborative law in the London legal market. Here is a transcript of her speech, for those who missed…

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Surrogacy in the UK: understanding the options

The number of children being born through a surrogacy arrangement has soared in recent years, with celebrity couples such as Elton John and David Furnish, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hitting the headlines. Surrogacy arrangements, whether they are made formally or informally and where everyone involved lives in the UK, have been regulated by…

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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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