Appointing a guardian for your child is one of those things that you hope you will never have to use, but it can be hugely beneficial to have everything in place should the worst happen, to ensure that your wishes for your child are carried out. We’ve asked our private children law specialist, Carole Hack, to answer some of the most common questions relating to Guardians, single parents, and blended families.
There are a lot of big decisions that go into your Will - such as who will ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly, or if you have children under 18 who will look after them if you die? Whilst these decisions don't necessarily need to be made before your Will appointment, it's a good idea to think them through before your meeting with your lawyer.
Mark Bagshaw, partner and head of our Criminal Defence department, goes behind the headlines relating to The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, to explain what’s the truth and what is just ‘fake news’.
We are now in the midst of Family Mediation Awareness Week. This has given us time to reflect on mediation and the positive effects of resolving disputes outside of the court arena in a non-confrontational way. Statistics show that agreements reached directly between separating couples are more likely to be adhered to, and provide a more positive outcome for the family as a whole.
In this blog, Samantha O'Dwyer puts forward her 5 top tips to a successful mediation.