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Keep up to date with changes in the law, notable cases and examples of how we have helped our clients.

Was the Chancellor’s Spring Statement good news for families?

Family lawyer Linda Pope explains the impact of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2024 on families. Child Benefit As expected, there were significant changes to child benefit. More parents will be paid child benefit after the £60,000 threshold (otherwise known as ...

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Should I sign a prenup?

In England and Wales more people are getting married and divorced in midlife. According to a recent study, between 1990 – 2019, the rates of first marriages in midlife increased by 74% for women and 45% for men. The study ...

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Divorce and the menopause

The theme for World Menopause Day 2023 (18 October) is cardiovascular disease. As matrimonial lawyers we are well versed in dealing with matters of the heart leading to relationship breakdown. Divorce in later life is often referred to as “silver ...

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Brave, tenacious and inspiring – Black History Month

During Black History Month 2023 we’re celebrating the achievements of Black people who have inspired us. There are so many we could recognise. The people we’re highlighting have shown they are brave and tenacious. Many are trailblazers overcoming challenges and adversities ...

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Cohabitation FAQs

The number of couples choosing to live together (cohabit) in a stable intimate relationship increased by 144% between 1996 and 2021 with about 3.6 million or 22% couples preferring not to get married or enter into a civil partnership. Sometimes ...

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Rebekah Carrier joins Miles & Partners

Rebekah Carrier joins Miles & Partners Specialist public law and housing law solicitor, Rebekah Carrier, has joined Miles & Partners today as a partner. Rebekah brings over 30 years’ experience in complex judicial review proceedings, including public interest cases and ...

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Flowchart: Child arrangement orders and the family court process

If you are unable to spend time with your child or children, and if you cannot reach agreement or resolve the situation with the child’s other parent via negotiation, then it may be necessary to involve a solicitor to help ...

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How is the cost-of-living crisis affecting victims of domestic abuse?

With the cost-of-living crisis causing financial strain for many households, Amy Blaettler discusses how this is having a significant impact on victims of domestic abuse and she points to some useful charities that provide advice, support, and resources. What is ...

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Is a prenup part of your wedding planning?

Hotels and wedding venues are busy hosting wedding fairs and gearing up for the wedding season, with everyone focused on the details of the big day, from the colour scheme and menu to the choice of attendants and music. One ...

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