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Amanda Dench, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Testimonial: most amazing, professional and dedicated lawyers

Most amazing, professional and dedicated lawyers. Amanda Dench, Thomas Lane, Sara Nicolaou and Martha Holmes did an astonishing job throughout the abduction case of daughter and I have her back in my arms because of these heroes. They are some ...

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14.09.2020

Child maintenance responsibilities enforced in China with a Schedule 1 application

Case report: Confidential Some parents will do anything to try and avoid paying their share of child maintenance, even moving to the other side of the world.  But this does not mean that they are beyond the reach of English ...

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24.08.2020

Court of Protection gives former refugee the right to refuse nutrition treatment

Case report: [2020] EWCOP 37. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership and North Bristol NHS Trust v WA and DT A young man who has been refusing food and drink, in protest at the Home Office’s change to his date ...

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17.08.2020

Get a wriggle on with your divorce settlement to benefit from stamp duty holiday

Divorcing couples in England are encouraged to agree their financial settlements promptly to take advantage of Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday for house buyers. ‘Divorce can often require the purchase of a property for one partner, or even selling the ...

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04.08.2020

Love knows no boundaries, but divorce must consider them

If you are considering divorce and have ties to more than one country, then where you issue your proceedings can impact the outcome.  These types of divorce are commonly known as cross-border, and typically we think of countries outside the ...

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27.07.2020

When a spouse or partner is abusive during lockdown

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused seismic changes to all of our lives, including our family life.  During the lockdown we are all forced to isolate in our homes, and for some this forced time together and the disruption ...

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14.07.2020

FGM order confirms ‘a child’s welfare is paramount’ in Court of Appeal case where schoolgirl was at risk of deportation

Case report: [2020] EWCA Civ 731. Kate Hammond has helped secure the welfare of a Suffolk schoolgirl in a landmark case where the local authority’s petition for a female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order was disputed by the Home Office.  ...

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10.07.2020