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  Blurring The Work-Life Balance  

That the last 18 months have brought about tremendous changes to our home and work lives will come as no surprise to anyone. In particular, measures to control the spread of coronavirus have prompted a necessary increase in the number of people working from home. Not too long ago, it was a sign of flexibility […]

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  Bugged: The Problems Posed By Parents And Covert Recording  

There is no doubt that the rapid pace at which technology has evolved in recent decades has made our lives much easier in many respects. Remaining in contact with friends, family and work as well as on top of world affairs and even our finances is much more straightforward and immediate than it was for […]

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  Covid, Contact and Conflict  

The last year has been an intensely difficult period for families across Britain and the rest of the world. Many households have directly borne some of the physical or financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet for others, the scale of what the rest of the country has been through is only really beginning to […]

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  Keeping Up With A Very Modern Divorce  

For most of us, family life is something rather private. Away from work and even friends, spending time at home represents a form of sanctuary. However, there are individuals who have established enormous profile and great wealth from displaying even relatively intimate family moments to a watching audience. Although the trend arguably started with a […]

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  Domestic Violence And A Brexit Blind Spot  

Last week has marked the first anniversary of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, placing the UK into a state of lockdown in an effort to control the spreading coronavirus pandemic. There have, of course, been enormous economic consequences since on a national, business and also a personal level. Financial support from Westminster may have softened […]

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  Lockdowns and Break-Ups  

The last four months have arguably been amongst the most trying for families across Britain in living memory. Since March the 23rd, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of a series of measures designed to counteract the spread of coronavirus, much of our normal routines have undergone substantial change. In particular, the combination […]

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  International Relations: Birth Rates And Bother for Foreign Couples  

Britain’s status as one of the world’s major countries has long made it something of a magnet for foreign nationals. Many, of course, have relocated to the UK for work purposes. According to figures released earlier this year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were, in fact, more than 3.6 million non-UK citizens […]

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  Action And Access: Tackling Breaches In Child Arrangements Orders  

The last three months of lockdown have added tremendous pressures to the challenge of bringing up a child. As I mentioned just days after the restrictions on working and travel were announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, there was some confusion about what they meant for parents who were no longer together (https://hallbrown.co.uk/coronavirus-and-childcare-some-helpful-clarification/). In […]

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  Family Life In A Bubble: The Complications Of Relaxing Lockdown  

I don’t think that there are many people who would disagree with the suggestion that the last 11 weeks have been incredibly trying for people in the UK. Whilst necessary, the measures put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus have restricted the ability of the business community to function anything like normally. However, […]

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  Coronavirus and Childcare: Some Helpful Clarification  

Parenting can be difficult enough at any time but in these extraordinary and very worrying times there is increased pressure. It can be hard enough for adults to come to terms with the very real threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak but explaining what it means to – and comforting – children adds another degree […]

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