Category: Family and Children

No Fault Divorce – An Update by James Leach

The 6th April 2022 heralded a seismic change in the divorce law of England and Wales with the long-awaited introduction of non-fault divorce. James Leach, Family Solicitor, discusses the changes to the divorce laws following their introduction earlier this year. For around 50 years, divorce law remained substantively unchanged and for couples who had been …

Julia Dyson Appointment Strengthens Coole Bevis LLP’s Family Team

Julia Dyson has joined Coole Bevis LLP as a Partner to further strengthen the firm’s Family department. Julia has been practicing Family Law for over 20 years and has extensive experience of advising on a range of family matters. These include the legal issues around children; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial settlements; cohabitation issues; financial agreements, divorce …

Changes to Civil Partnerships

Opposite-sex couples will soon be able to form Civil Partnerships in England and Wales. The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 were made on 5 November 2019 and come into force on 2 December 2019. They follow the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, which provided that the landmark legislation known as …

Launch of the Worthing Collaborative Law Pod

Collaborative Law is a new and exciting approach to dispute resolution in Family Law Proceedings. Negotiations are conducted through round table meetings at which clients and lawyers are involved together in working towards an agreement to avoid the costs, both financial and emotional, of contested Court proceedings. Collaborative Law is growing in popularity as it …

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