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

Congratulations to Jasper and Musonda on their qualification as solicitors!

We are delighted to announce that on 1 September 2021 two of our trainee solicitors Jasper Blumenthal and Musonda Phiri completed their training contracts and became fully qualified solicitors. Both have been working towards this achievement for many years and ...

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10.09.2021

Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when trying to agree a financial settlement after divorce. ‘The key ...

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02.09.2021

Successful Bridging the Bar & Renaissance Foundation Mentoring

While there have been many, many challenges during the pandemic lockdown, it has also been a time of innovation and disruption with some positive results. One such example was the founding of the charity Bridging the Bar by Mass Ndow-Njie. ...

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08.07.2021

The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements

While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol.  Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily due ...

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07.07.2021

Bad behaviour in a divorce

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. When applying for a divorce you must prove that your relationship ...

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11.06.2021

Inspiring young people to join the legal profession with Renaissance Foundation

On Thursday 10 June 2021, members of the Miles & Partners team will be taking part in an event hosted by Renaissance Foundation, speaking to young people about taking the route to the Bar by qualifying as a solicitor. Renaissance ...

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09.06.2021

Do adult children living at home have rights over the matrimonial house in a divorce?

Recent research by Loughborough University shows a sharp rise in the so called ‘boomerang’ generation of young adults returning to live at home until their late twenties or early thirties.  This trend has continued as a result of the pandemic ...

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21.05.2021

Who has parental responsibility and what does it mean?

Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If ...

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09.05.2021

Relocating with your child after separation

During any separation or divorce, one of the primary concerns will be the impact on any children.  It is unavoidable that change will occur in everybody’s lives, and there may be the time when you decide that a relocation is ...

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14.04.2021