Child Concern receives £500 donation from AlphaBiolabs Giving Back campaign

Leading drug, alcohol and DNA testing laboratory, AlphaBiolabs, has made a £500 donation to North West charity Child Concern as part of its Giving Back campaign. For every testing instruction AlphaBiolabs receives from family law and social work professionals, the company enters the name of the customer into a bimonthly charity draw. The randomly selected […]

CILEx Regulation raise concerns in SRA consultation response

CILEx Regulation has submitted its response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s current consultation launched on 20 March 2024 which sets out their proposals for the regulation of non-authorised CILEX members, including CILEX students, affiliates and paralegals.   CRL remains concerned that the wider question of the lawfulness and legitimacy of CILEX’s proposals to redelegate regulatory […]

Millennial couples and second-time marriages give rise to ‘pre-nup season’

There is now record demand for pre-nuptial agreements among millennials in the UK as there is now a ‘broader acceptance that inherited wealth might not be split equally on divorce’. In what is being called ‘pre-nup season’, family lawyers are seeing an increase in interest in pre-nuptial agreements that aim to protect family wealth and […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 – Podcast Special

Today's Family Lawyer Podcast

In the specially recorded podcast, the Today’s Family Lawyer podcast joins forces with its sister podcasts from the Today’s Conveyancer and Today’s Wills and Probate online news publications to discuss the topic of mental health and wellbeing ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13th May 2024. Podcast host David Opie welcomes Rayden Solicitors’ Legal […]

Government urged to subsidize weddings for low-income couples to combat loneliness

A recent report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has proposed a novel approach to tackling loneliness among poorer couples in Britain: state-funded weddings, as reported by The Times. Citing the stabilising effect of marriage on relationships and the financial barrier posed by wedding costs, the report recommends that the government provide up to […]

Family Law Futures: Navigating Tomorrow’s Challenges Today – Manchester 20th September 2024

The Today’s Family Lawyer Private Law Conference returns to Manchester on 20th September 2024. Following the success of the first one, held in September 2023, the conference will return to explore the challenges and opportunities for family lawyers in 2024 and beyond.   ‘Family Law Futures: Navigating Tomorrow’s Challenges Today‘ draws on the reporting through Today’s […]

Divorce could play a part in gender pay gap

While factors such as the gender pay gap, women taking career breaks to care for others, and the auto-enrolment thresholds mean many women accrue smaller pensions, divorce can also be a “key fault line”, according to new research. Recent Legal & General research, reported by publication PensionsAge, found that women’s financial futures are often at […]

Regional roadshows to showcase Lawtech innovation

A series of regional roadshows are coming later this month to showcase new technology in legal services. Starting in Swansea on 20th May, the events will move around country to Southampton, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds; finishing in Newcastle on Thursday 23rd May.  The series has been launched by LawtechUK, which is delivered by legaltech […]