Divorce: Christmas used to be a time for goodwill to all men – now, not so much

Young couple's problems

Latest figures from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have revealed that 455 online applications for divorce were lodged in England & Wales during the period between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Surprisingly, 13 of these divorce applications were filed on Christmas Day! In April 2018 the MOJ launched its online divorce service which allows […]

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In what circumstances is a local authority’s duty under ChA 1989, s 20 triggered? (R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council)


Family analysis: When does the local authority assume responsibility for a ‘child in need’ or ‘looked after child’? David Josiah-Lake, solicitor and collaborative family lawyer at Josiah-Lake Gardiner, discusses the issue in the recent case of R (on the application of…

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