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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

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“Causing avoidable harm” – Cross examination and the Litigant in Person

April 24, 2019

Cross-examination is a daunting prospect for anyone let alone when facing an ex-partner and in circumstances when there has been domestic violence.  This is an occurrence that is unfortunately all too common in the family justice system but how can that change whilst access to representation is ever limited and there is no standardised process

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Gillian Bishop named Family Law Partner of the Year

November 29, 2018

Family Law in Partnership is delighted to announce that director Gillian Bishop was named Family Law Partner of the Year at last night’s prestigious Family Law Awards, 2018. The Family Law Awards recognise the important work of family lawyers and the vital contribution that they make to society. The award Family Partner of the Year

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Family Law in Partnership lawyers shortlisted in prestigious Family Law Awards 2018

September 4, 2018

We are delighted to announce that three lawyers from Family Law in Partnership have been shortlisted for awards in the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2018. The Family Law Awards were launched to recognise the important work of family lawyers, and celebrate their many successes and outstanding achievements. FLiP founder and director Gillian Bishop has

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Property rights on separation – where do unmarried couples stand?

June 28, 2018

In the recent case of Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch), Family Law in Partnership Director, David Allison and Associate, Kara Swift successfully represented the defendant in a claim by a former cohabitant looking to establish equitable ownership over farm property owned exclusively by the defendant. The case of Dobson v Griffey is a

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Domestic Abuse and Gaslighting

May 25, 2018

With the Prime Minister Theresa May announcing (23rd May 2018) that she is looking to strengthen the law against domestic psychological abuse, known as “gaslighting”, you may want to read associate Kara Swift’s blog – Are they gaslighting you?: How to cope with a narcissist in the family justice system.

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Divorce and Children – Is Shared Care a Right or Responsibility?

September 26, 2017

“I know my rights” – With that statement a family lawyer will naturally turn to Section 2A of the Children Act 1989 and the presumption of parental involvement. “Parents do not have rights, they have responsibilities” – Arguably one is now considering the court’s overriding objective and paramount consideration as set out in Section 1

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“I just no longer want to be with them”: The call for no fault divorce

November 30, 2016

“I just no longer want to be with them…..” …and upon hearing these words, family lawyers in England and Wales have to explain to their client that, in the absence of adultery, they must either wait for a significant period of time before they can get divorced or will need to identify examples of their

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Family Law in Partnership goes from strength to strength

November 21, 2016

In April 2016, three outstanding family law specialists joined Family Law in Partnership. Ann Northover and Felicity Shedden joined Family Law in Partnership as consultants and Mariko Wilson joined the firm as an associate. Ann Northover, a leading family law specialist with over 20 years’ experience, joined Family Law in Partnership from Forsters LLP where she

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Family Law in Partnership goes from strength to strength

September 20, 2016

The directors of Family Law in Partnership are delighted to announce that Hannah Greene and Kara Swift have joined Family Law in Partnership as associates. Their arrival takes the number of family law professionals at Family Law in Partnership to nineteen, including seven family law associates. Both Hannah and Kara are newly qualified solicitors having

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