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Helen Greenfield comments on latest domestic abuse statistics

November 30, 2018

Family Law in Partnership director Helen Greenfield, comments on the latest statistics covering domestic abuse: “Statistics released this week by the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales show that over recent years there has been little change in the prevalence of domestic abuse estimated. However, the number of cases reported to the police and

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Protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts

July 20, 2018

A Westminster debate examining progress made in protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts is scheduled to take place today (18th July 2018) and will be led by Jess Phillips MP. The debate comes at a time when some perpetrators are still being given the opportunity to cross examine their victim in a courtroom. The effects

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The Voice of the Child: during family breakdown and beyond

June 21, 2018

The article “The Voice of the Child: During Family Breakdown and Beyond” now features on the website of Our Family Wizard. The article was written by Family Law in Partnership directors Helen Greenfield and Elizabeth Fletcher and examines how the voice of the child can be heard during negotiations surrounding family breakdown. Our Family Wizard

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The voice of the child: during family breakdown and beyond

June 14, 2018

In this blog Helen Greenfield and Elizabeth Fletcher, directors at Family Law in Partnership, examine how the voice of the child can be heard during proceedings involving family breakdown.  Decisions which impact on children’s lives should not be made without an awareness and understanding of how children themselves will respond.  It is, after all, the children who

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National Debate: A Question of Consent

April 27, 2017

Family Law in Partnership director Daniel Coombes was a panellist at last night’s National Debate: A Question of Consent hosted by The National Theatre. The debate examined the issue of consent in relationships and complemented the new play Consent by Nina Raine, directed by Roger Michell currently playing at The National. Daniel’s fellow panellists were

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Elizabeth Fletcher and Helen Greenfield appointed Directors

March 31, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Fletcher and Helen Greenfield will become directors of Family Law in Partnership with effect from April 2017. Elizabeth and Helen were previously associates at Family Law in Partnership and are highly experienced family law specialists. Gillian Bishop, a director and founder member of Family Law in Partnership, commented: “I

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Associate Helen Greenfield quoted in Solicitors Journal

January 5, 2017

Senior associate Helen Greenfield is quoted in today’s Solicitors Journal on vulnerable witnesses reform. In an article entitled “Munby P could face MPs over vulnerable witnesses reform” Helen commented on the difficulties faced by vulnerable witnesses in family proceedings: “Helen Greenfield, an associate at Family Law in Partnership, said she ‘completely agreed’ with Sir James’s call

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Ten Elite Leading Individual Listings in Legal 500 UK 2016

September 21, 2016

Family Law in Partnership has achieved outstanding rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2016 just published gaining ten Leading Individual listings for family law and mediation in the new directory. The Family Law in Partnership team achieved five elite Leading Individual rankings in the category Private Client: Family. David Allison, Gillian Bishop, Pamela Collis, James Pirrie and Bradley Williams are

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The Legal 500 UK 2016 – our fantastic new rankings

September 14, 2016

Family Law in Partnership has achieved outstanding rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2016 which was published today. Seven Family Law in Partnership specialists – David Allison, Gillian Bishop, Pamela Collis, James Pirrie, Dominic Raeside, Ruth Smallacombe and Bradley Williams – are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list with Ann Northover, Daniel Coombes, Helen Greenfield and Bradley

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