Month: January 2021


Movers and Shakers – 8 Jan 2021

A new year, often means a new start, and here at Today’s Family Lawyer, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This week we’ve seen the following announcements with regards to appointments and promotions: […]Read More

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Has Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns make child arrangements more

The Prime Minister’s lockdown announcement in March 2020 sent shockwaves across the nation, but for separated families the news was even more unsettling. Many pondered whether his very strict reasons for leaving the house meant that children could no longer spend time with both parents in separated families. The initial concern amongst parents, of course, […]Read More


PM unveils new national lockdown

Tonight, Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that England will follow Scotland into a lockdown. Although the measures don’t come into effect officially till Wednesday, the PM implored people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives and start the lockdown immediately. The Prime Minister has been facing […]Read More


New year, new lockdown?

News that the coronavirus pandemic continues to pick up momentum again, continues to worry everyone across the board. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday to discuss the possible introduction of a Tier 5 in England. It appears tougher restrictions are still needed due to the rising number of […]Read More


Giving consideration to the divorce process

In the media January is always associated as ‘Divorce’ month, as people tend to break away from the family unit after celebrating one final Christmas. Camilla Hooper, Associate at Cripps Pemberton Greenish, has shared her thoughts with Today’s Family Lawyer on the divorce process. With the relative simplicity and success of the Government’s online divorce […]Read More

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A Quick Guide to Divorce/Dissolution in England/Wales and Scotland

This article has been written by Fiona Turner a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ English Offices and Noel Ferry a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ Scottish Office. Following the Villiers decision, reinvigorating forum shopping (Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30), and with the implications of Brexit now a reality, family law practitioners must ensure that […]Read More