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  Hall Brown Excellence On Point With Spear’s  

One of the country’s most dynamic family law firms has achieved the distinction of claiming more places on a global ranking of professional firms than any other practice outside London. Four partners at Hall Brown Family Law have been named among the UK’s leading private lawyers and accountants not in the capital by Spear’s, a […]

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  Family Frictions and Family Business  

Whilst no couple starts out together expecting that their relationship will collapse, relationship breakdown is, sadly, a frequent feature of modern life. For instance, the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 42 per cent of all marriages end in divorce (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/divorce/bulletins/divorcesinenglandandwales/2017). Of course, a significant number of other relationships […]

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  Hall Brown Doubles Office Size in Latest Growth Phase  

One of the country’s most dynamic law firms has announced that a growth in business has led to it doubling the size of its offices. Two years after opening its doors for the first time, Hall Brown Family Law has announced that it has taken over an entire floor of one of Manchester’s most prestigious […]

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  Double Recognition Confirms Hall Brown Among Nation’s Best Law Firms  

One of the country’s most dynamic family law firms has seen its place among Britain’s legal elite confirmed by a brace of prestigious rankings. In the space of 24 hours, Hall Brown Family Law was included among a handful of Tier One family law firms in the North West by Legal 500 and then named […]

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  ‘No-Fault’ Divorce Reform: Confrontation and Consideration  

Given that the nature of Britain’s home life has changed so dramatically over the course of the last few decades alone, it may surprise some to learn just how inflexible the country’s divorce laws have been by comparison. Over the course of more than 160 years since a law was passed which transferred responsibility for […]

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  Spouses, Separation and More Momentum for ‘No-Fault’ Divorces  

Marriage is a partnership which depends on both those involved being committed to making it work, regardless of their respective contributions. Over the course of their time together, many spouses experience ups and downs. Problems with jobs, children and finances can all, in fact, give rise to doubts about whether a relationship will survive into […]

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  Feel The Noize: Civil Liberties, Marriage and Demands for Change  

Readers of this article may consider themselves rather fortunate to live at a time when much of life is rather much easier than for our forebears. In fact, such has been the pace of change of late that things which were regarded as essentials not too many years ago seem almost ancient and incompatible with […]

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  Why People Remain in Unhappy Marriages  

Divorce is quite often a life-changing experience. It can mean the end of a long, loving relationship and involve a significant change in one’s domestic and financial circumstances. Therefore, it is a process that, in my experience, is hardly ever embarked upon on a whim. There are, of course, those individuals for whom divorce becomes […]

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  Sweet-Toothed Staff Fuel Hall Brown Appetite for Success  

One of the country’s fastest growing family law firms has revealed that unorthodox staff incentives have helped it almost double its turnover over the course of the last year. Hall Brown Family Law has announced that fee income rose by 83 per cent over the last 12 months. Managing Partner James Brown has described the […]

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  High Maintenance: Couples Play Catch-Up with Divorce Courts  

Divorce does not necessarily have to mean discord. It’s a view which seems to contradict the perception – fuelled, in part, by media coverage of certain combustible splits – that the end of a marriage is always accompanied by conflict. Nevertheless, the vast majority of divorces handled by myself and my colleagues at Hall Brown […]

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