Posted in News by Mary Raymont on 23rd May 2013
Transactional Analysis is used in mediation sessions to overcome barriers of communication in the breakdown of a relationship. Mary Raymont, Family Solicitor and Mediator at Brachers and Eliott Green, Family Mediator, therapist and specialist in Transactional Analysis outline a few things you may need to know.
Posted in News by Eleanora Newbery on 20th May 2013
Posted in News by Stephen Smith on 13th May 2013
Stephen Smith, Head of Family discusses the growing problem of international child abduction and what parents can do. The article featured on Times Online.
Posted in News by Victoria Toy on 3rd May 2013
The Marriage Foundation has conducted a survey on the success rate of first and a second marriages, Victoria Toy from the Family team discusses the findings.
Supreme Court ruling could see family courts allowed to pierce the corporate veil in divorce battles
Posted in News by Stephen Smith on 24th April 2013
Stephen Smith, Head of Family discusses in a recent article whether the Supreme Court ruling could see family courts allowed to pierce the corporate veil in divorce battles. The article featured on The Lawyer.
Posted in News by Susan Hart on 22nd February 2013
It is always important to know how legal protection for tenants of farm cottages works, as if the owner cannot make a reasonable income from the cottage, this can have a detrimental effect on the viability of the farming business.
Posted in News by Victoria Toy on 31st January 2013
Currently, any parent can apply to the Child Support Agency (CSA) to either assess the level of child maintenance they should either be receiving or paying. The CSA will then, free of charge, calculate and if necessary collect the payments directly from the paying parent’s employer (the paying parent is known as the Non-Resident Parent or “NRP”). The service currently being provided and how one calculates child maintenance is changing and has already changed for parents who have four or more children as of 10th December.
Posted in News by Victoria Toy on 2nd November 2012
Victoria Toy and Chloe Williams consider the recent case of Re G  which considered the welfare of children in conjunction with their religious upbringing.
This case was brought under the Children Act 1989 and concerned an appeal from a decision that the mother’s choice of school was more appropriate for the parties’ five children than that proposed by the father. Both the father and the mother came from communities of Hasidic and Chareidi ultra-orthodox Jews.
The father wanted the children to attend an ultra-orthodox unisex school whilst the mother wanted the children to attend an orthodox, albeit more liberal, school (for example where televisions were taken for granted). The original court found that the mother’s choice of school would be better for the children and the Court of Appeal agreed with that decision.