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04.09.2019

Birmingham family lawyer receives national recognition

Written by Rosita Mendonca

We are pleased to share that Nadia Butt from the National Legal Service Solicitors Birmingham office has been awarded the Family Law Advanced Accreditation from The Law Society, specialising in Children Private Law and Violence in the Home. For Nadia to have achieved the Family Law Advanced Accreditation she had to demonstrate that she has and will maintain the required… [...]

02.09.2019

Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse

Written by Rosita Mendonca

Like all forms of domestic abuse at the centre of it is usually one person exercising control over another. Abuse can take many forms- emotional, physical, psychological and financial. Financial abuse (or economic abuse) is an aspect of  ‘coercive control’, which is a pattern of controlling, degrading and/or threatening conduct which takes away the victim’s freedom. Financial abuse is one of… [...]

22.08.2019

Staff Spotlight Series

Written by Rosita Mendonca

Each month we will now be featuring one of our Solicitors, Chartered Executives or Paralegals- this way you can learn a little more about the members of the NLS team and what makes them tick!   This month's staff spotlight is on Fatimah Iqbal, Supervising Solicitor for Guildford & Southampton.  Fatimah undertook her training contract in one of the country's largest Legal… [...]

12.08.2019

I want to see my grandchildren: Do grandparents have legal rights?

Written by Rosita Mendonca

Grandparents play an important role in children’s lives and research has shown that they can have a positive impact, particularly on adolescents and when families are going through difficult times. Their involvement is strongly associated with reduced adjustment difficulties in all family types, but particularly so amongst adolescences from divorced or separated families. When a parental relationship comes to an end, it… [...]