Women in Law Award Winners 2019

May 21, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership director Helen Greenfield and associate Kara Swift have been named winners in the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2019. The awards were made in recognition of the outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Family Law of both Helen and


FLiP support Atlantic Ambition

May 1, 2019

We’re delighted to see the Atlantic Ambition team training for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in their FLiP t-shirts!


Gillian Bishop featured in Family Law’s A day in the life of….

April 24, 2019

Family Law in Partnership consultant Gillian Bishop has been featured in Family Law’s A day in the life of….. series (18th April 2019). In the article Gillian describes her day to day role and those who have inspired her within the world of family law, including Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie. Gillian is


Pensions on Divorce – final report awaited

April 19, 2019

The Pension Advisory Group, of which Family Law in Partnership head of mediation Dominic Raeside is a member, expects to publish its final guide on pensions on divorce on 30th June 2019. The issues surrounding the treatment of pensions on divorce are complex and there is scant guidance from case law. The Pension Advisory Group


David Allison on BBC Radio Northampton

April 18, 2019

Family Law in Partnership director David Allison appeared on BBC Radio Northampton yesterday (17 April 2019) along with Denise Knowles of Relate. They were invited on to Bernie Keith’s morning show to talk about the Government’s proposal to introduce no fault divorce. David acts for a wide range of individuals including business owners, entrepreneurs, bankers,


Family Law in Partnership featured in today’s Times

April 4, 2019

We are delighted that Family Law in Partnership has featured in today’s Times Law Diary. In a piece entitled “Family Wars: Right Mentality” Edward Fennell of the Times highlighted the thought leadership talk “Teenage Mental Health: Are We Taking It Seriously?” which we hosted in London last week. We launched our thought leadership talks in


Helen Greenfield comments on quashing of Sally Challen’s conviction

March 12, 2019

Family Law in Partnership director Helen Greenfield, comments on the quashing of Sally Challen’s conviction in relation to domestic abuse and coercive behaviour: “A person coerces and controls a victim using a pattern of behaviour that isolates them from sources of support, subordinates them and makes them dependent upon the abuser. Using coercive or controlling


Family Law in Partnership’s Felicity Shedden speaks at Scottish Parliament

January 28, 2019

At two events organised by Families Need Fathers Scotland in Edinburgh in January, Family Law in Partnership consultant Felicity Shedden gave a stark example of the limitations of what a family court can do when communication between parents remains poor or their concept of putting the child first still eludes them – hardly surprising when


Change to surrogacy law in favour of single parents

January 25, 2019

A change in the law has opened the door for single applicants to apply for a parental order with respect to their biological child born through a surrogacy arrangement. The ‘Remedial Order’ The change in the law has come about as a result of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 (the


New Draft Domestic Violence Bill

January 24, 2019

In this article, Family Law in Partnership director Helen Greenfield comments on the publication of the new draft domestic violence bill. “After an 18 month delay in the wake of 2017’s snap General Election, this bill includes new measures that are aimed at sparing victims the continued horror of having to face their alleged abusers

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