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09.06.2019

Have you been invited to a PLO meeting?

Written by Rosita Mendonca

What is a PLO (Public Law Outline) Meeting? If a local authority is involved with your family, you will have a social worker assigned to do direct work with you and your child/ren.  There are a few levels of social work intervention such as children in need plans, child protection plans, PLO intervention and court proceedings. When social workers have… [...]

20.05.2019

London Legal Walk 2019

Written by Rosita Mendonca

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 a number of other law… [...]

17.05.2019

Domestic Abuse & Mental Health  

Written by Rosita Mendonca

An estimated 1.3 million women & 700,000 men experience domestic violence each year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ending March 2018)   It is now well accepted that domestic abuse can have a profound impact on a survivors’ mental health and is the main cause of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. 64% ( almost two thirds)… [...]

12.05.2019

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 week’s spotlight is on Jasbir Raindi, Supervising Solicitor for our Birmingham Office.  Jasbir is a Family Solicitor with particular expertise in the areas… [...]