A new office space, together for the kids: our round-up of news for February 2019
If you missed what we’ve been sharing last month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
From our blog:
As part of our continued growth, LGFL Ltd now have a dedicated, private office at Spaces Reading. Our bright, modern office is completely private, and exclusive to LGFL, and Spaces has excellent facilities including great coffee and cakes!
Meeting me there is ideal if you work in central Reading or don’t want to drive to see us at our Swallowfield office. Call me to book an appointment to discuss your family law issue, or apply for one of our free 30 minute consultations.
Why staying together for the sake of the children may not work out best for them - or you.
The ability to Self-ID for trans people is part of a set of proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act. We explore the background to the proposals and the issues they raise.
From our social media:
It can be difficult to identify when it’s happening to someone close to you, least of all to know how to help them.
They concern divorce settlements. These new rules will make it easier and cheaper to divide joint assets and provide some relief to people in difficult circumstances, said the EU's Justice Commissioner
This article highlights just that.
Although there are no national statistics, studies of abusive relationships suggest economic abuse is present in up to 99% of them.
The Legal Aid Practitioners Group welcomed many of the 'positive' recommendations but disagreed with the ministry's conclusion that the network of advice providers is sustainable.
The pressure of Valentine's Day can cause many relationships to buckle and breakdown;
This article had some advice on surviving V-Day if you’re going through divorce.
Go to the GP and get legal aid at the same time!
Researchers found that in 14 per cent of the more than 100,000 divorce cases in England and Wales each year one spouse failed to respond, which can significantly slow the process.
What do we do when we realise that we're in such a relationship? Listen for some excellent advice and information.
Transparency is in the public interest.
The scheme sees students have one-to-one informal chats with a justice about their career and experiences, while also learning about the Supreme Court's role within the legal system. It aims to help students aged approximately 14-18 who may struggle to get to Westminster to see the court in person.
However, while one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives, only one in 20 will ever seek any help.
Lady Arden: I was told I couldn't be a barrister because solicitors would never instruct a woman.
We do love our pets!
From a sample of 1,254 people across the UK, 15 per cent of respondents said they loved their pet more than their partner.
Well it will be hard to fill these shoes. But hopefully the right women will come to the fore!
An interesting article showing another potential Brexit effect.
SHU Law, which it says will give students 'real life work experience' during their studies. The university claims to be the first to offer a law degree that incorporates work experience into every year of the course.
The first 2 in our video series of tips to help you.