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

Trio of new joiners at Miles & Partners

Leading family law firm Miles & Partners announces three new solicitors to the pre-eminent team (L-R – Sherma Polidore, Helen Warren and Michael Dooley) Sherma Polidore Sherma is recognised as an expert in cases involving child care law, notably international ...

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A ‘problem-solving’ court for parents?

This article first appeared in the Law Society Gazette, 21 June 2024. The theme of Learning Disability Week 2024 (17-23 June) is ‘do you see me?’. This made me think about the cases that public law practitioners see all too ...

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Are pre-nuptial agreements just for wealthy couples?

Divorce solicitor Helen Warren explains why pre-nuptial agreements, or pre-nups, aren’t just for wealthy couples, and why all couples considering marriage or civil partnership should consider a pre-nup. You may have read in the news that Rupert Murdoch, now 92, has not been put ...

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Amanda Dench retires from the Miles & Partners partnership

After more than 27 years as a partner, Amanda Dench has retired from the partnership, and Ritu Sood, has become an equity partner. Amanda was one of the five founding partners of Miles & Partners in 1996 and is recognised as a hugely experienced and ...

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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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