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

Multi-agency cooperation and complex care needs agreed

Case report: [2021] EWCOP 21. As more agencies get involved in a vulnerable person’s care and living arrangements, it can be harder to navigate the fine line between them to reach a solution.  Rachel Turner, who is joint head of our mental health ...

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12.08.2021

Care order application dismissed after threshold not crossed in alleged non-accidental injury case

Case report: [2021] EWFC B36. A local authority’s application for a care order in respect of two children, issued after the discovery of an alleged non-accidental injury following their sibling’s death, was dismissed and the family was applauded for their ...

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11.08.2021

Sara Nicolaou

Testimonial: Sara has been incredibly kind, professional and passionate

From the beginning Sara has been incredibly kind, professional and passionate, not just about her work as solicitor but also as a person who wants to make a difference. 

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29.07.2021

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

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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

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Do care proceedings allow enough time for parents with a disability to develop parenting skills?

Case report: Confidential.  Kate Hammond recently represented children in care proceedings after the local authority raised concerns about their parents, both of whom have learning disabilities. This case has potentially important implications for the way parents with learning disabilities are ...

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01.07.2021

Lou Crisfield, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Housing secured after DWP error on Universal Credit

Lawyers from our housing team recently helped a victim of domestic violence to keep her home, after an error by DWP created a threat of eviction. Our client had been a victim of persistent and long-term domestic violence from her ...

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30.06.2021

An image of a man and a woman sitting on the sofa opposite a therapist trying to resolve bad behaviour during 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