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Divorce law blog

Court closures - a further blow to access to justice

12/02/2016   By: Nigel Shepherd
On 11 February the Government announced the outcome of its court closure consultation. 91 courts around the country had been earmarked for closure. The decision has been taken to close 86 of these over the next 18 months. Many of these are courts dealing with family cases.

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No-fault divorce – it's time to end the blame game

29/10/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
If you and your spouse have both agreed it’s best to move ahead with a divorce in a mature way, without pointing fingers, you’ll probably be surprised to find that the current law doesn’t really support a blame-free divorce. It has to be somebody’s fault … doesn’t it?

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

26/09/2012   By:
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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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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Family lawyers should not always get a bad press

23/03/2012   By: Katherine Kennedy
Family law has changed over recent years and, while there may still be “Rottweiler” divorce lawyers out there, there is a clear – and welcome – cultural shift towards a much more holistic approach to family breakdown.

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