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 […]

The importance of performance management over appraisals

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Hamza Hafesji, Group Product Manager at Advanced Legal, joins the latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast to discuss the importance of implementing a culture of performance management in a business. For years the only time most employees receive any sort of constructive feedback has been in an annual appraisal. For Hamza, something has to fundamentally change and […]

What clients want…

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This latest podcast from Today’s Family Lawyer explores the perennial question on the minds and lips of most businesses… what do clients really want? A report from Law Firm Marketing Club does just that. Now in it’s 4th year, “What Clients Want” is an extensive piece of research which asks consumers of legal services what […]

Family Procedure Rules update – effective from 9th April

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Marc Etherington joins the latest Today’s Family Lawyer Podcast to discuss the upcoming changes to the Family Procedure Rules which will further embed non-court dispute resolution (NCDR) in the family justice and courts services. Marc, the Legal Director at Rayden Solicitors, and a member of Resolution’s National Committee, explains how The Family Procedure (Amendment No […]

Law firms and leadership – the skill of profitable delegation

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcome Dan Warburton on to discuss the topic of leadership. Dan works with law firms leaders and partners to elevate their leadership skills to enable them empower staff to be more efficient and effective. Dan describes his work as “the skill of profitable delegation;” to create leaders who can deliver […]

What’s next for cohabitation reform?

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes well-known cohabitation reform specialist and campaigner Graeme Fraser on to discuss the next steps for legislative reform. Graeme is a partner and head of the family team at BBS Law and Chair the Resolution Cohabitation committee. He decries the lack of legislation in this important, and growing area of […]

Potanina v Potanin and the lessons for the profession

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Recorded shortly after the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Potanin v Potanina [2024] UKSC 3, partner at Hunters Law LLP Richard Kershaw join Today’s Family Lawyer podcast host to discuss the implications of the decision in the family law sphere. Richard outlines the facts of case; both parties are Russian citizens who were […]

Insight, opinion and innovation; Today’s Family Lawyer Podcast Round-Up 2023

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast delivers regular insight into goings on across the family law community through interviews and discussions with those who are actively engaged in it. Since launching in 2022 it has now delivered 21 episodes covering topics as varied as black letter law, innovation and technology, sales and marketing, market analysis, new […]

The benefits of collaboration in family law matters

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There are lots of people we can bring into family matters that will add value and help the solicitor along the way; and potentially save the client time and money. To discuss the topic of collaborative family law Stacey St. Clair a partner in the family team at Debenhams Ottaway joins Today’s Family Lawyer host […]

Nigel Shepherd on “No Fault Divorce”

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The latest Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes Nigel Shepherd on to discuss his role in, and view of, the implementation of The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act (2020), best know as “No Fault Divorce.” Nigel has ardently campaigned for over 20 years to reform divorce law; work which has seen him be the only person […]

Special Feature: Interview with June Venters KC

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In an extended episode of the Today’s Family Lawyer Podcast host David Opie interviews June Venters KC, who has spent much of her legal career breaking down barriers promoting equal opportunities in the law. In 1991 June launched Venters Solicitors, at a time when it was unusual for females to lead law firms. And in […]

What is a divorce coach and how can they help?

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The latest Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes Sally Jackson of Sally Jackson Coaching, and Julia Moreno, a family lawyer at Keystone Law and a trained divorce coach, on to the podcast to discuss the topic of divorce coaches. The increasing use of subject matter experts across family law has led to a rise in the […]

Court delays and the impact on family practitioners

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes Natasha Grande, Head of Family at Wilsons Solicitors LLP, to discuss the impact of court delays on the day-to-day running of a busy family law practice with host David Opie. Natasha explains that for most clients the two most important questions are how long is my matter going to […]

The Perfect Lawyer

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Following a short break over the Summer, the Today’s Family Lawyer podcast returns with host David Opie speaking with Simon McCrum. There isn’t much Simon McCrum doesn’t know about running a law firm having been there, done it, and got the t-shirt. In this discussion Simon shares a little about his background and how he […]

Child Abduction – “Habitual residence” and case complications

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Since 1993 Derek Parsons, a solicitor at RWK Goodman, has specialised in Child Abduction work and joins this latest Todays’ Family Lawyer podcast to discuss his experience. Derek explores the reasons why children can become removed from their homes and the work he does in ensuring they are protected. Broadly speaking much of Derek’s work […]

Should you seek an order for costs in financial remedy proceedings?

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes Nicola Rushton, Senior Associate at Forbes Solicitors in Lancashire, to discuss costs in financial remedy proceedings with host David Opie.  For Nicola, current costs rules don’t provide any deterrent for litigants, and particularly litigants in person, to  run cases that don’t have merit or are disproportionate to the assets. […]

Branding is so much more than your logo

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If we thought branding was about logos and then we’re absolutely wrong… it’s about reputation, meaning, culture, service and so much more according to Matt Davies who joins host David Opie on the latest Today’s Family Lawyer podcast. Matt lives and breathes branding and his enthusiasm for the subject comes across through this discussion which […]

Getting paid your true worth

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The True Worth Expert Vanessa Ugatti joins host David Opie on the latest Today’s Family Lawyer Podcast. Vanessa works with professional services individual and organisations to help them understand their true value, and explain that better to clients to help them get paid their true worth, unapologetically. In her work Vanessa sees individuals and organisations […]

Can technology change the adversarial nature of divorce?

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The Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes Tara Dunne (OurFamilyWizard) and Pelumi Adeola (BHP Law) to discuss how technology is changing the narrative around adversarial divorce proceedings. Promoting positive communication between those separating, and their representation, is critical. Alongside the work being done through alternative dispute resolution and by organisations like Resolution, what else can we […]

Setting up Hall Brown Family Law

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The latest episode of the Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes James Brown, one half of Manchester headquartered Hall Brown Family Law. In this edition James discusses the launch of Hall Brown, and how they have developed the strategy and business to become “simply the best in the North West” as a Legal 500 Tier One […]