Month: September 2021

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Leading family set 4PB moves to new home

Leading family set 4PB is moving to a new address – St Martin’s Court, Paternoster Row. The move comes as the set found it increasingly needed a more modern and accessible space with far better facilities. 4PB’s new offices include bespoke conference and meeting rooms, suitable for remote court hearings and meetings and an open-plan […]Read More

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Vulnerable families to benefit from £20 million Government support package

The Department for Education has announced a £20 million support package to help low-income and vulnerable families in England by improving access to early education, health and care services. The £20 million package will include £10 million for the Family Hubs “Transformation Fund”, which will support local authorities to open family hubs in approximately 10 […]Read More

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The post-Brexit reality for divorce

At the beginning of 2021 the law changed concerning how international couples divorce. At the time, there was a lot of worry that the changes in law would lead to divorces involving international couples becoming more complicated, with some individuals left worse off under the new rules. Eight months on, what are the realities – […]Read More

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Robert Buckland replaced as Justice Minister

Robert Buckland has been replaced as Justice Minister by Dominic Raab in Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle. Buckland, who is MP for South Swindon, is the eighth Justice Secretary since 2010 when the Conservative government came to power. A lawyer and former judge, he has served for just over 2 years. Responding on […]Read More

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Access Legal drives customer-first strategy with significant new appointment

Law technology specialist Access Legal is continuing to champion customer centricity in the legal market, announcing the appointment of a new Head of Customer Success. Bishu Solomon Girma joins Access Legal with over a decade’s international experience in the legal industry, working across the UK and Canada. Beginning her career in law practice articling at […]Read More

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Law firms outperform pandemic expectations

Most law firms made it through the pandemic unscathed. Around three quarters of responding firms said their revenues and profits were level with or higher than their projections for 2020-21. Despite national restrictions and market uncertainty, 31% of firms were able to outperform their revenue expectations. And while firms are bullish about the future with […]Read More

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Divorce applications go online from today

From today all applications for divorce must be submitted online using MyHMCTS. The only exceptions are applications for civil partnership dissolution, judicial separation and nullity, which should be filed at the Bury St. Edmunds Regional Divorce Centre. HMCTS have confirmed they will continue to process paper applications during a transition period between Tuesday 14th September […]Read More

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Teetering on the brink of collapse?

If not teetering on the brink of collapse the public law family system and the Bar that serves it is, I respectfully submit, in crisis and in need of urgent care and attention. This article is a personal plea from a family practitioner who is exhausted, feels undervalued and ground down by the relentless and […]Read More

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Cafcass launches the Together with children and families framework

Cafcass has launched its relationship-based practice framework called Together with children and families. The framework sets out the importance of working with children and their families, based on developing trusting relationships, where listening, understanding, clear reasoning, respect and integrity are prioritised. The framework is intended to help us to do our best work with children […]Read More

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UK bank account fraud 25% up year on year

New research from Experian has revealed that bank account fraud is now tracking at its highest level for more than three years. Drawing on the latest data from the National Hunter Fraud Prevention Service, the analysis uncovered an alarming surge in fraudulent activity targeting British businesses and consumers. The fraud rate for current accounts rose […]Read More

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Tools for measuring your marketing success

Content marketing is one of the most effective tools there is in communicating with your target audience. Content can be easily tailored and maintained to achieve the results you are looking for.   Legal articles that serve as pieces of content to populate websites, blogs, social channels, e-newsletters and more continue to be a great source of information when communicating with prospects to inform and create awareness, […]Read More

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September divorce surge anticipated

Practitioners are predicting the usual September surge in divorces as the Summer holidays come to a close. The Ministry of Justice’s online divorce service showed its busiest day in 2019 was September 30. Statistics released earlier in the year show divorce petitions up by 2% in January to March 2021 compared to the same period in […]Read More

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