IPP prisoners labelled ‘suicide risk’ as they are prevented from seeing family

Concerns have been raised that people in prison for public protection sentences may be at risk of mental health issues as the Labour party has withdrawn support for amendments to the Victims and Prisoners Bill.

Students studying LLB (Hons) Law at Leeds Beckett University have provided legal support over 900 times this year through a partnership with legal charity, Support Through Court. Support Through Court exists to provide practical and

In the first of its kind, dozens of family law practitioners from over fifteen firms and chambers collaborated with psychologists, psychiatrists and academics to produce resource materials that will provide industry-wide guidance to all family

The Law Society of England and Wales has responded to the statement on digital assets and English insolvency law published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce. In October 2023, the UK’s Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), which is

Holland Family Law firm, based in Leicester, has announced the launch of its Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) service available to anyone in the UK in need of family law advice. The new service is a

The media has recently reported that mediation is “revolutionising British business and Family Courts … in avoiding litigation and providing mutually agreeable solutions”. It is easy to see how this has come about with Court

joint divorce applications

Family Lawyers have had warnings from a judge about bringing unnecessary divorce cases to court, following Family Procedure Rule Changes. The issue has becoming increasingly pertinent following the changes. Solicitors firm, Family Law Partners, said

On May 6th changes to Australia’s Family Law Amendment Act 2023 came into effect after being passed by parliament last autumn. From now on, the law changes will apply to all new and existing parenting

Medical negligence solicitors in the UK are expecting a surge in claims as the NHS is embroiled in a birth trauma inquiry following reports of sub-standard medical care in midwifery and obstetrics. After a review

Over half of adults believe that smacking children should be banned in England and that the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ should be scrapped. A survey of 3,500 people carried out by The National Society for

Women in Law

UK based law firm Russell-Cooke has welcomed it’s second family law partner this year. Rachel Donald, who specialises in prenuptial and cohabitation agreements – including assisting international families as part of their wealth protection. Donald,

Wealth Recovery Solicitors (WRS ETL) has launched a new cryptocurrency tracing proposition for private client and family solicitors. This service aims to help firms whose clients have fallen foul of scams and also provide solicitors

Rowlinsons Solicitors in Cheshire have announced the promotion of Lauren Power to Head of Family Law. The new head of family law joined Rowlinsons as qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and is experienced in

By Molly Somerville The issue of compulsory mediation is exercising legal minds on both sides of the Border and, as the appetite for change in Scotland increases, the matter of its feasibility or desirability becomes

Irwin Mitchell has recruited an experienced Partner to spearhead its Complex Personal Injury team in Scotland as it plans significant growth north of the border. Kim Leslie has been a qualified solicitor specialising in personal

Last week Chester-based Manleys solicitors virtually mediated a case in New York, USA. The case highlighted fundamental differences between the US and UK mediation systems – including higher fees in the states described by Manley’s

The legal sector has ranked sixth among industries that have struggled with data breaches in 2023, calling for greater awareness of basic data handling. Since 2019 the ICO has been tracking and recording data leaks

Cryptocurrency

Wealth Recovery Solicitors (WRS ETL) has launched a new cryptocurrency tracing proposition for private client and family solicitors. This service will not only help firms whose clients have fallen foul of scams but can also

A member of the GMB union’s Judicial Branch has been scheduled for Thursday June 13 for court of appeal. The challenge, brought by a District Judge GMB member, is to debate the use of ‘Secret

New research shows 42% of people on low incomes had no legal assistance or representation in court compared to only 19% on higher incomes. Alarmingly, eight out of 10 believe that people with less money

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