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Agreeing time with your children following separation

A separation will inevitably mean a change in the family dynamic, and you may be concerned about what this will mean for your relationship with your children.  New arrangements will have to be put in place in relation to where ...

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16.10.2020

Should child protection duties be relaxed for local authorities during Covid-19?

The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, also known as Statutory 445, will see various responsibilities relaxed in relation to children in care. This new legislation will remain in force until 25th September 2020, with a possibility of an ...

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23.09.2020

Virtual justice through remote hearings

Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?

The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...

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22.06.2020

Congratulations to our newly qualified solicitors

 Miles & Partners Solicitors and Advocates in London is thrilled to announce that Harriet Brame and Thomas Lane qualified as solicitors 1 May 2020.  They have both been working towards this momentous achievement for many years. Harriet and Thomas have been with the firm since 2017, starting ...

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06.05.2020

What happens to child maintenance if income is reduced due to furlough, lay-off or redundancy?

In the last month, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has had a devastating effect on many family incomes and, although the first priority must be our health, safety and wellbeing, for most it is a very worrying time with regards to ...

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20.04.2020

Family and children and coronavirus FAQs

We are living in worrying times and while we are all anxious about the health risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns for parents of young children. Alongside disruption to schooling and usual routines, there may be ...

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27.03.2020

Coronavirus advice on child arrangements from CAFCASS and the President of the Family Division

On 24 March, the government published full guidance on staying at home and away from others, including advice for separated parents who do not live in the same household and have children under 18.  CAFCASS, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, ...

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25.03.2020

Parents, plan your Christmas contact arrangements early

For most, Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and an opportunity to spend quality time with the family. It can also be an incredibly emotional time of the year, particularly for those parents who are no longer together. ...

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12.12.2019

Mary Richardson, Family solicitor, Miles & Partners

Congratulations to Mary Richardson on winning the ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ Award 2019 by the Association of Lawyers for Children

We are delighted that one of our hardworking and talented family law solicitors Mary Richardson has been awarded the Outstanding Newcomer Award 2019 by the Association of Lawyers for Children. Mary has worked at Miles & Partners since 2014, starting her career as an ...

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25.11.2019