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Divorce law blog

Myth of the common law marriage leaves cohabitees vulnerable, a new survey reveals


04/04/2017   By: Alison Bull
A recent YouGov survey commissioned by us here at Mills & Reeve highlights that many people who are unmarried but live with their partners do not fully understand their legal positions and have no idea what rights they would have if they were to separate in due course.

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Mills & Reeve offering fixed fee family arbitration in December to raise awareness of the benefits for resolving divorce disputes


29/11/2013   By: Nigel Shepherd
Family arbitration is quicker, more flexible, more confidential and cost-effective than going through the courts to sort out financial issues in a divorce. Yet many people are still unaware of how helpful an approach it can be. So, to promote its benefits in resolving financial family disputes, we’re offering arbitration for a fixed fee during the month of December.

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Mills & Reeve offering fixed fee family arbitration in October to raise awareness of the benefits for resolving divorce disputes


08/10/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
Family arbitration is quicker, more flexible, more confidential and cost-effective than going through the courts to sort out financial issues in a divorce. Yet many people are still unaware of how helpful an approach it can be. So, to promote its benefits in resolving financial family disputes, we’re offering arbitration for a fixed fee during the month of October.

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Mills & Reeve’s family lawyers rated top by respected legal directory


26/09/2012   By: Roger Bamber
We are very pleased to share the news that Legal 500, one of the most respected legal directories in the country, has once again ranked our family lawyers in the top tier in every one of our four main regions (East Anglia, North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire).

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Legal reform needed to give more protection for unmarried couples living together?


10/07/2012   By: Roger Bamber
Nigel Shepherd, one of the family law partners in our Manchester office, appeared on BBC 5 Live's late night programme last night discussing the rights of cohabitants on relationship breakdown and the need for reform in this area of law.

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Arbitration


29/03/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
Monday 26 March saw the formal launch in London of the new family law arbitration scheme. This is the latest option available to deal with financial family disputes.

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Private Client Team of the Year - Manchester Legal Awards 2012


05/03/2012   By: Roger Bamber
We are delighted to announce that Mills & Reeve were awarded the accolade of Private Client Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2012.

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Mills & Reeve Divorce UK app ranks in top 500 apps in the world


27/01/2012   By: Roger Bamber
The Divorce UK iPhone/iPad app, created by the top family and divorce lawyers at Mills & Reeve, is one of the top 500 apps in the world according to The Sunday Times App List 2012.

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Mills & Reeve's Roger Bamber recognised as 'Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year'


19/10/2011   By: Roger Bamber
We are delighted to announce that Mills & Reeve's joint national head of family law, Roger Bamber, was awarded the 'Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year' at last night's inaugural Jordan's Family Law Awards.

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International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - new appointments!


08/09/2011   By: Roger Bamber
The family team at Mills & Reeve are proud to report that their international experience has been recognised by two further members being elected to the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). Congratulations to Philip Way and Caitlin Jenkins who were both elected as IAML fellows yesterday.

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