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

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

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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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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