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Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 – where are we at?

By |October 14th, 2019|

Earlier this month the Domestic Abuse Bill passed its second reading in Parliament. A carry-over motion was also passed meaning that, if necessary, the Bill can continue its passage through Parliament in the next Parliamentary session. Domestic abuse is a theme that sadly does arise in many cases I handle on a yearly basis as [...]

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Cohabiting couple families continues to rise

By |October 7th, 2019|

It was very interesting to read recently that the number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow faster than married couple and lone parent families.  Between 2008 to 2018 there has been an increase of cohabiting couple families of 5.8%. Whilst the number or cohabiting families continues to increase the law helping cohabiting couples following [...]

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Civil Partnerships Bill

By |January 22nd, 2019|

The right for opposite sex couples to form civil partnerships seems to be moving towards reality: the Civil Partnerships Bill is proceeding through the House of Lords. Government ministers have raised concerns that it may not be possible to deliver an effective and comprehensive regime in the available time but it certainly seems to be [...]

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We are recruiting

By |January 21st, 2019|

We are looking to recruit a Partner or Senior Associate to join our team in the Banbury office. Please get in touch if you feel you have the necessary experience.

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Civil Partnership Announcement

By |October 8th, 2018|

Theresa May confirmed that legislation will be made to allow heterosexual couples to enter a civil partnership, an alternative to marriage. Currently a civil partnership can only be entered into by same sex couples. The advantage of a civil partnership is that, like for those who are married, it provides legal status to a relationship [...]

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Latest Family Court statistics

By |September 27th, 2018|

The Ministry of Justice has released its quarterly Family Court Statistics from April to June 2018. Interesting points are: - 1. 18% increase in divorce petitions over the same period the previous year. 2. A 1% increase in domestic violence remedy applications, with 4% increase in orders made. 3. 18% increase in the number of [...]

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‘The Split’

By |May 18th, 2018|

A few of my clients have mentioned they are watching the TV programme 'The Split' which is a divorce drama on The BBC. One client in particular recently said that what is important to them as highlighted by the show is that their lawyer is thinking about their settlement from the client's perspective to secure [...]

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Top Divorce Lawyer

By |May 18th, 2018|

Huge congratulations to our Brigid Turner who has been chosen by Spear's magazine as one of the top six family lawyers outside London. Brigid said 'it is an honour to be chosen and is further recognition for our expanding boutique family practice and the work we do for our clients.'  

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What is Resolution

By |May 1st, 2018|

On 20 April 2018 most of the family lawyers at Turner Nicholson attended the annual Resolution conference this year held in Bristol. Resolution has over 6,500 members of family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to resolve family disputes in a constructive manner. All family lawyers at Turner Nicholson are members of Resolution and [...]

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Potential harm to children

By |April 9th, 2018|

When parents decide to end their relationship not only can this have a dramatic impact on them but also any children of the family. Indeed, the impact on any child potentially can be damaging. When parents think about damage that can be caused to their children they assume this relates to being abused or neglected. [...]

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