Family Law

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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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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