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Amanda Dench, Family lawyer, Miles & Partners in London

Amanda Dench recognised as a Resolution accredited specialist

Miles and Partners are developing considerable expertise in the area of international child abduction. In January this year Amanda Dench was recognised by the UK’s leading family law group – Resolution – as an accredited specialist in this area. The ...

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23.02.2009

Pre-nuptial agreements after NG v KR [2008] – are they worth it?

We consider the recent case of NG v KR (Pre-nuptial contract) [2008] Practitioners are more frequently being approached to prepare pre-nuptial contracts.  While our first statement to our client is ‘they are not legally binding in this jurisdiction’, this statement ...

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18.02.2009

Priority for homeless client

R(Alam) v Tower Hamlets LBC [2009] EWHC (Admin) 44 Lou Crisfield successfully supported her client Mr Alam when his local authority agreed that he was homeless but decided that he was not in priority need. The council placed his housing ...

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01.02.2009

Domestic violence – how to spot it

It is a common misconception that domestic violence is categorised by punching, kicking or using physical violence. In truth this is never the sole abuse that many victims suffer and only usually occurs later in an abusive relationship. There are ...

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18.12.2008

Transfer deadline expired

R (DB) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust (2008) EWCA Civ 1354 Rachel Turner represented the claimant DB in a successful appeal concerning admission for treatment and compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. A hospital order, issued on 17 ...

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03.12.2008