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  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Should children always have contact with both parents?
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    Should children always have contact with both parents? Justice Peter Jackson has recently reached a conclusion that a transgender mother (the children’s birth father) should only have very limited indirect contact with her five children due to the pressure and disapproval of the ‘ultra-orthodox community’ in which they live as a result of her transgender… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Mediation to agree child access
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    Access to children and agreeing how to move forward is a challenging aspect of any separation or relationship breakdown.  Most commonly it if fathers looking to ensure that they are able to maintain a relationship with their children, but there are times when it is the father as the primary carer and we are experienced… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Infographic – How divorce affects children
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    Below is an infographic that looks into how divorce affects children and what parents can do to make the process less stressful for the whole family. This infographic is part of the series of posts related to Resolution Week 2015 – which started on Monday 23rd and raises awareness that parents should put their children’s… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Quotes from Children involved in Child Inclusive Mediation
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    At the beginning of the week I wrote a blog about what ‘Child Inclusive Mediation‘ is and how it can give a voice to children when parents are going through a divorce. When parents go through a divorce, children are obviously effected by the changes that take place and it is common for them to divide… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Mediation Must Be Considered
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    Although the word ‘mediation’ and the substance behind it are not unfamiliar to most of us, the true benefit of mediation really is something to consider very carefully when embarking upon or taking part in civil litigation. Litigated proceedings are almost always expensive, exhausting and fraught with risk and so mediation should be mooted by… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is ‘ADR’?
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      ADR is ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’, the umbrella term used for different ways of attempting to settle a claim outside the court forum.  There are many different types of ADR including mediation with an independent mediator, round table meetings (where the parties meet with their legal representatives or alone) and arbitration. ADR can be a… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I’ve just issued a claim at Court, am I expected to mediate? Update!
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    We have previously written about the importance of considering mediation in any litigation matter. Mediation was addressed in a recent case called PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd [2013].  Here, the Court of Appeal considered what the response of the court should be to a party who declined to respond in any way… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I’ve just issued a claim at Court, am I expected to mediate?
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    Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can mean the difference between a swiftly settled claim and a claim that goes all the way to a Court hearing.  As a solicitor, it is our job to ensure each client gets the best outcome available, whether through mediation or proceeding to a full hearing…. Learn more


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