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Resolution’s Dispute Resolution Conference 2019

October 23, 2019

James Pirrie and Jo Harrison spoke to an audience at the Resolution national dispute resolution conference last week about how to help clients through the emotional upheaval of divorce. The workshop considered the emotional landscape of divorce in the context of the legal process. James and Jo concluded that what clients need for cost effective

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Going to court to decide your divorce

September 10, 2019

One of the processes that you can use to resolve the issues in your divorce, be they financial issues or issues about your children, is going to court or “litigation”. In this article Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie examines the benefits of using the court process to help you and your partner to settle

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Price of success: the hidden costs of financial dispute resolution hearings

May 8, 2019

FDRs (financial dispute resolution hearings) were going to make divorce proceedings fairer and faster but instead they have led to mechanical lawyering and divorce lawyers must now offer better solutions for clients, says James Pirrie director at Family Law in Partnership. The current family court scheme first saw the light of day in 1996 with

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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

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The Family Court today – A view from the President’s Chambers

February 5, 2019

On 24th January 2019, the President of the Family Division the Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane released his first ‘View’ of the situation in the Family Court and what is being done to address the problems faced by those who work in the family justice system. A system at the point of change Seen as

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Broken engagements – How can I get back what I spent on the wedding?

December 3, 2018

At Family Law in Partnership we appreciate that as family lawyers, mediators and family consultants we meet, to a large extent, a self-selecting group of people. But the number approaching us with tales of woe about their broken engagements is alarming. The result is not only the anguish and upset of a broken engagement but also a potentially unpleasant

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What makes relationships thrive?

September 25, 2018

Each relationship is different. When individuals come together as a couple, there are any number of factors which will determine and influence the success of that relationship. Personal experiences of our parents’ relationships, how we communicate with our partners, how we treat them and how we are treated in turn, how we deal with disagreements

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Director James Pirrie consulted on amendments to Child Support Regulations

September 13, 2018

Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie has been consulted by ministers regarding forthcoming amendments to the Child Support Regulations. James is an acknowledged expert in the law relating to child support with a commentator noting that he is “undoubtedly this country’s expert on child support”. He appeared before the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

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Owens v Owens – unreasonable behaviour and divorce

July 25, 2018

In this blog on the eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens v Owens, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie examines the case itself and the wider implications of the judgment. When marriages end spouses focus on their family and, more often than not, their finances. Along the way they will

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Family Law in Partnership named leading family lawyers by Chambers HNW 2018

July 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership has yet again been named as a leading family law firm for HNW individuals by Chambers HNW. The publication of Chambers HNW 2018 saw Family Law in Partnership ranked as a leading family law firm with five of our lawyers –  David Allison, Gillian Bishop, Ann Northover, Pamela

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