Pressure Drop: Is The Novelty Wearing Off ‘No-Fault’ Divorce  

Published on 30 November, 2023 | Sam Hall

It might sound strange from someone who has spent much of his legal career advising individuals facing up the end of their marriages but I take no particular pleasure in the fact that divorce is very much a regular reality of modern life. Granted, it is less a feature than it was even a relatively […]

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  Mandelson And The Benefits Of Late Life Marriage  

Published on 28 November, 2023 | Allie Pitchford

Of all the commitments which we may make over the course of a lifetime, marriage is among those which has the greatest significance for ourselves and for those close to us. That said, it does not appear to carry the same weight as it once did – on the face of it, at least. During […]

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  Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Challenging Domestic Abuse  

Published on 27 November, 2023 | Emma Hubbard

Regular readers of this ‘blog will be aware that one of the topics which appears from time to time is domestic abuse. That is because abuse is a feature in a considerable number of the cases dealt with by myself and my colleagues throughout the course of the year. Back in September, my colleague Jodi […]

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  The Perils Of Relationship-Free Parenting  

Published on 13 November, 2023 | Hannah Pilling

Being a family lawyer provides something of a unique perspective on change within the UK’s households. In the last few decades alone, we have seen huge fluctuations in how relationships are forged, formalised and brought to an end. Those same dynamics can also be measured in relation to children. This August, the Office for National […]

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  ‘Buddying’ And The Business Odyssey  

Published on 08 November, 2023 | Melanie Hadwin

It’s fair to say that the last decade or so has not necessarily been easy for Britain’s business community. Having rebounded from recession, companies have found themselves confronted by the prospect first of Brexit and then by a pandemic. However, entrepreneurs are nothing if not resilient and resourceful. That much is clear from recent figures […]

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  Children, Residence And Resistance  

Published on 31 October, 2023 | Katie Welton-Dillon

No break-up between parents is ever easy. In my experience, that is true regardless of whether they are married or have been cohabiting. It is only natural for couples to experience some distress or upset when it happens, no matter how long they have been together. Even so, it is vital that the adults set […]

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  Positive Peer Pressure Keeps Good Times Rolling For Hall Brown  

Published on 26 October, 2023 | James Brown

Hall Brown Family Law has revealed that it is set for further growth after completing yet another clean sweep of the year’s leading legal rankings. The announcement follows the firm clinching a place as one of the best law firms in England and Wales in a classification compiled by The Times newspaper for the sixth […]

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  Separation, Streep, Slaps And Nuptial Contracts  

Published on 24 October, 2023 | Hannah Durkin

The annual Academy Awards honour the great, good and very talented within the movie industry. Even more than the distribution of the much-coveted Oscar statuettes, they provide an opportunity for glad-handing between some of the world’s best-known film-makers. Last year’s ceremony, though, has gone down in entertainment history for a different sort of handiwork; namely, […]

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  Cohabitee Rights, Religion And Change  

Published on 23 October, 2023 | Eleanor Scott

Times change and so too do the views of society. Perhaps the clearest indicator of the degree to which that is true is what happens in the home. A century ago, there were just 2,667 divorces in England and Wales ( That is only slightly more than the number of marriage break-ups recorded on average […]

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  Hall Brown Completes Awards Hat-Trick As Regional Employer Of The Year  

Published on 19 October, 2023 | Claire Reid

Hall Brown Family Law has continued its remarkable run of success by claiming a prestigious regional business award. The firm triumphed in the Employer of the Year category at the North West Business of the Year Awards. It is Hall Brown’s third major trophy of the year and comes just days after the firm retained […]

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