Today, at the NLS monthly business update meeting our COO Jon Chappell talked about how as a company and a profession it is in our very DNA to fight for justice and equality for all.
One of the biggest challenges being faced today is ensuring safety during personal service under lockdown orders within the jurisdiction.
One of the most damning news stories to appear since the lockdown is that three women die every day as a result of domestic abuse during quarantine.
Since the UK was put into lockdown in the early weeks of March 2020, and all family court hearings stopped taking place in the court room, the legal world started to receive guidance upon guidance as to how to best deal with remote hearings which were to take place with extremely short notice. The President […]
The domestic violence lockdown is worrying Merseyside Police who are now encouraging everyone to become familiar with options within the 999 system. If people are not free to speak but are able to make a noise or press 55, it alerts the BT operator to the fact that you need help and they can then […]
The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. Although we have decided to temporarily close our offices due to the current health concerns with COVID-19, we have robust structures in place to minimise any disruption to the provision of legal services to our clients. Our team of solicitors and paralegals […]
The statistics involving domestic abuse and children continue to be shocking – a recent BBC report highlights that calls to the NSPCC about children witnessing the most serious forms of abuse have jumped 25% in a year. It is no wonder that while the new domestic abuse bill is ‘widely supported’, charities including Bernardo’s & […]
The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill is scheduled to have its first reading in the House of Commons. The enhanced version of the Bill is seen as ‘monumental step’ that aims to go even further to support and protect victims of abuse. The bill includes new measures, such as requiring tier one local […]
The Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’) has released its latest statistics on the work of the Family Court, for July to September 2019. Some of the highlights of the report include: On average, care proceedings took longer with fewer disposals within 26 weeks The average time for a care or supervision case to reach first disposal […]
As part of the firm’s wider charitable activities, we will once again be taking part in this year’s London Legal Walk on the 17th of June. The London Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk across the city to raise funds for charities that give free legal advice. The team will be walking alongside […]