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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 was delighted that the firm had once again been ranked as a regional leader in family law following last year’s top tier ranking.

Local Professional committee appointments for Harrogate Family Law Solicitor

Harrogate lawyer Emma Doughty has been appointed to the committee of Young Resolution (YRES) in West and North Yorkshire. YRES work alongside the regional committee to encourage professional best practice and promote supporting families to resolve difficulties constructively.

The Case For No Fault Divorce

There is a growing consensus among many family law specialists that couples should be allowed to divorce without having to apportion blame to one party.

Under the current law enacted in 1973, unless couples have been separated for two years, it’s necessary under the current system to cite unreasonable behaviour or adultery for the marital breakdown.

How divorce affects the family business

A family business will differ significantly from the treatment of other assets that are valued and shared during a divorce settlement. The business often provides the family with a certain standard of living and the business and financial security of both spouses can be put at risk if matters are not handled in the right way.