When The Final Whistle Blows: Elite Sport And Divorce  

Published on 28 May, 2020 | Claire Reid

This summer should have been another glorious one for fans of all kinds of sports. As well the European Football Championships, the tennis at Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup, those unable to travel to Tokyo would have been glued to their televisions for the Olympic Games. That was, of course, before the global Coronavirus pandemic […]

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  Leave and Lockdown: Are Divorce Rules Really About To Change?  

Published on 21 May, 2020 | Judith Klyne

In the two months since Boris Johnson imposed a series of initiatives to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, there have been a number of predictions as to how lockdown will impact life both at work and in the home. While last week’s stark warning by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that the UK is […]

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  Are Unmarried Relationships Really Subject To An Expiry Date?  

Published on 14 May, 2020 | Alison Fernandes

If there is one thing certain about family life, it is that nothing is ever really certain. The make-up of households across Britain and the rest of the world has undergone tremendous and very rapid change over the course of the last few decades. In England and Wales, for instance, it’s no secret that the […]

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  The Tragedy of Revenge  

Published on 04 May, 2020 | Jodi Ford

The end of a marriage or cohabitation can be a terribly emotional time. Facing up to the breakdown of a relationship which may have lasted years can test people’s physical and emotional resolve. Whilst most couples manage the process in an entirely amicable fashion, others find it impossible to do so. It’s a topic which […]

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  Child Arrangement Orders, Courts and Lockdown  

Published on 01 May, 2020 | Melanie Kalina

In the six weeks since the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed restrictions to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, our lives at home and at work continue to evolve. Most of those people able to carry on with their professions have had to adjust to the task of working from home, sometimes juggling […]

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  Change and Challenge  

Published on 30 April, 2020 | Alison Fernandes

I’m delighted to be writing this, my first ‘blog for Hall Brown having joined the firm to head up its new office in Sheffield. As the Yorkshire Post has reported (, the decision to open Hall Brown’s third office is something of a natural progression, given that an increasing amount of our case work originates […]

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  Hall Brown to Open Yorkshire Office as Nationwide Expansion Continues  

Published on 27 April, 2020 | Sam Hall

One of the country’s most dynamic family law firms has announced the opening of a Yorkshire office as the latest stage of its expansion. The decision by Hall Brown Family Law to establish premises in Sheffield comes a year after the successful launch of new and larger offices in London. Senior Partner Sam Hall has […]

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  The Costs of an Acrimonious Divorce  

Published on 22 April, 2020 | Sarah Hewitt

It may well come as a surprise to many people that most divorces are handled amicably. No matter how much raw natural emotion is involved, the vast majority of husbands and wives are able to deal with the collapse of their marriages without rancour and move on with their lives. It is something which myself […]

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  The Generation Game: Priorities, Peer Pressure and Mid-Life Marriage  

Published on 15 April, 2020 | Alice Rogers

Married life, it is said, can be far from straightforward for some people. There are many factors, of course, why men and women sometimes find it difficult to adjust to their new status: – living together, sharing finances and having children, to name just a few. It’s something which becomes only too apparent if you’ve […]

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  Coronavirus, Technology And The Family Courts  

Published on 07 April, 2020 | Emma Dewhurst

 The restrictions imposed by the Government in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus have led to many people across the country being forced to cease work. Those who continue have had to find creative ways of doing so with most relying on technology to overcome the difficulty of being at home during […]

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