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Is there such a thing as a wasted application to court?

Family court has faced an unprecedented increase in workload since the beginning of the pandemic, and legal professionals are beginning to feel the strain. HHJ Wildblood explained the Bristol Family Court court has had 1.5 times the number of outstanding private law cases since January. Now, more than ever, clients need to do all they ...

2021-08-26T08:22:25+01:00August 30th, 2021|News|

Common law spouse – why there’s no such thing and what you need to know

According to a survey carried out by The Office of National Statistics, two-thirds of cohabiting couples were under the impression that ‘common law marriage’ exists. They believed that if their relationship came to an end, the financial considerations would be dealt with in the same way as those of a married couple. However, that’s not ...

2021-08-18T09:29:08+01:00August 18th, 2021|News|

What does it take to be a good solicitor?

It’s no secret that being a good solicitor takes hard work and expert legal knowledge. But that’s just one part of it. With demanding hours, complex cases and high stakes, your clients need to trust that you’re navigating them down the best possible path on their legal journey. Being a good solicitor day in and ...

2021-06-22T09:23:55+01:00June 22nd, 2021|News|

The legal apprenticeship – is it benefitting the legal profession?

Recent years have seen some aspiring legal professionals deviate from the traditional path into the industry. Previously, those wanting to work in the legal sector required a university education and appropriate post-graduate training. Nowadays, there are a number of different avenues open to those wanting to become solicitors. The legal apprenticeship is one such option. ...

2021-06-08T11:48:31+01:00June 8th, 2021|News|

6 early steps you should take before divorce

When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have a huge impact on your financial future. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long-term position. …

The “No-fault divorce” is coming

The law Under the current law, introduced in 1973, couples must blame the other to get a divorce, unless they have been separated for two years.  To blame the other person, they must cite either their “unreasonable behaviour” or their adultery.  This is not very helpful for those couples who have mutually agreed that their ...

2019-06-14T14:56:07+01:00June 14th, 2019|Divorce, Family law, Law changes, News|

HFL Once Again Recognised for Excellence

Harrogate Family Law and Andrew Meehan, its Managing Director, have been ranked as leaders in the field by top legal authority Chambers UK. The announcement comes following the completion of research for the Chambers UK 2019 guide ahead of its publication in the autumn. Andrew Meehan, who founded Harrogate Family Law in 2010, said he ...

2018-08-15T14:04:40+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Harrogate Family Law, News|
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