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

Community Treatment Orders – for whose benefit?

The introduction of the Mental Health Act 2007 in November 2008, brought about significant changes to the Mental Health Act 1983. Of those changes, the key and arguably most significant change was to the provision of mental health treatment in ...

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Marital agreement reform in Radmacher v Granatino [2009]

The appeal of Radmacher v Granatino dramatically reduced the husband’s award to place him in circumstances more in line with the pre-nup that he signed.  It is certainly worth noting the judicial perspective of the parties as ‘autonomous adults’ who ...

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No-fault divorce

Resolution through a working party set up by the National Committee are campaigning the government to get no fault divorce back on the agenda. At the moment you can only obtain a divorce by establishing that a marriage has irretrievably ...

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Confiscation orders after T v B Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office [2008]

What are the considerations if the Revenue and Customs has an interest in the assets in your case? Let us look at two recent cases where a distribution or award of the assets was not possible due to confiscation and ...

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National Autistic Society Bike Ride

The Miles & Partners team completed the Racecourse Bike Ride (a total of 55 miles) in support of the National Autistic Society on a sunny Sunday 12th July . The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the UK’s leading charity for ...

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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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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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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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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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