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

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

Kate Hammond wins 2020 Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

There has been some wonderful news this morning – managing partner Kate Hammond has won the Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award. The coveted award, sponsored by Resolution, was presented at the first LALY awards held online ...

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08.07.2020

Royal assent for no-fault divorce from 2021

After more than 30 years of campaigning by matrimonial lawyers, new laws to spare divorcing couples having to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriage took a step closer in June, as a Bill seeking to reduce family conflict ...

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02.07.2020

Take a tour of London’s brightest new law firm website

Something very exciting has been happening behind the scenes here at Miles & Partners Solicitors and Advocates. Over the past few months, the team has been working hard to refresh and update our website, which we invite you to explore. ...

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22.06.2020

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

Linda, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Alternative ways of getting a divorce settlement during lockdown

It has been 11 weeks since the official COVID-19 lockdown began, and the doors of the family courts have remained firmly shut, leaving couples in the middle of a financial dispute in their divorce, in limbo. Although the courts are ...

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08.06.2020

Black Lives Matter

On May the 25th 2020 George Floyd, a 46 year old African American man, died after a white male police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes.  The images of this shocking event have been seen around ...

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04.06.2020

Kate Hammond shortlisted as a 2020 Legal Aid ‘Family Lawyer of the Year’ finalist

The team at Miles & Partners Solicitors was thrilled to hear that our Managing Partner Kate Hammond has been shortlisted in the 2020 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) Awards run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. ‘Kate has ...

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27.05.2020