Working as a lawyer in legal aid is going to be tough. Long hours, distressing cases, and distraught clients. This is an area of law for those who really do want to make a difference. Read More
Clarity – and some relief – for residents and staff of refuges Anyone who has worked in the area of domestic abuse for any length of time will be relieved at the sensible and well thought through Read More
Tips for running domestic abuse cases How comfortable do you feel telling your best friend your most personal worries and concerns? Confident? Fairly confident? After all, they are your best friend, they know all about Read More
Requesting reasonable adjustments to help clients feel more at ease when at court We work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. They may have a mental impairment that affects their ability Read More
It’s no secret that life for a legal aid lawyer is very difficult in terms of targets and motivation. As a business, offering legal aid services comes with the knowledge that pay is poor Read More
When I first started at The Family Law Company, I asked a member of our support staff where she worked – she said she was “just in the basement”. But to me there was no “just” Read More
As lawyers, we understand that someone coming to an appointment for the first time is likely to feel uncertain about the experience. After all, lawyers aren’t always portrayed in the best light in TV Read More
The LAA costs assessment guidance rules often seem overwhelming and full of potential pitfalls. But there are ways to help avoid issues when costing your file at the end of a case. Some may seem Read More
As family lawyers, we support clients through the worst that life can bring. Whether that’s the end of a relationship or abusive behaviour, it’s usually what brings them to us in the first Read More
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