Fire Results In Closure Of 114 Chancery Lane

On Saturday 1st February 2020, a fire broke out at the Law Society of England and Wales’s headquarters on 113 and 114 Chancery Lane in central London. 25 fire engines and around 150 firefighters were called to deal with the fire which saw the building’s roof and parts of the third, fourth and fifth floors, […]

The Fastest Divorce Law In The World?

England is about to pass into law what will be, for recipients of a divorce petition, probably the fastest divorce anywhere in the world. The respondent may have just over six weeks’ notice from receipt, service, to the date of the final divorce decree. It will leave the recipient with almost no time to come […]

St John’s Building Welcomes Specialist In Children And Family Law

Andrew Martin of St Johns Building

St John’s Buildings has welcomed barrister Andrew Mountain into its family law team. Specialising as a solicitor in family law for 35 years, Andrew Mountain transferred to the Bar in 2019 and has joined St John’s Buildings to continue his career. Recognised as one of the top family and children law lawyers in the country, […]

Calls For Adoption To Be Prioritised And Policies Reviewed

calls to prioritise adoption

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has urged councils to prioritise finding vulnerable young people a stable, loving home. Calling on council to not ‘shy away from putting children forward for adoption’, Williamson has asked them to review their practices following the drop in numbers of assessments that would recommend a vulnerable child be adopted. As well […]