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The latest blogs from experts in our HR, employment law, dispute resolution and medical negligence teams. Your shares, comments and feedback are very welcome.
Adoption leave and adoption pay
Sinead McCracken gives an overview of the employments rights of someone who is adopting a child.
Published Friday 12th October 2018
Parental responsibility and the law: a focus on lesbian relationships
Family Law Solicitor Emma Armstrong explains who has parental responsibility for a child with same-sex parents.
Published Friday 5th October 2018
Family law in the movies: Kramer vs Kramer
Relationship breakdown is an emotionally charged subject: a favourite of producers unable to resist a dramatic storyline. Family law Solicitor Zoë Tremeer-Holme looks at a famous example: ‘Kramer vs Kramer’.
Published Friday 21st September 2018
Emma Armstrong explains Grandparents’ rights and the legal options available to allow contact with grandchildren.
Published Friday 3rd August 2018
The Adoption Process
Emma Armstrong explains the adoption process and the things to consider if you are thinking about adopting a child.
Published Friday 8th June 2018
Head injuries in children
Medical Negligence and Serious Injury Paralegal, Stacy Williams, explains head injuries in children and the symptoms to be aware of post-accident.
Published Friday 9th March 2018
What is a Residence Order and do I need one?
Family Law Solicitor Amy Fallows explains the role of a residence order in establishing where a child will live after a relationship breakdown.
Published Friday 19th January 2018
What is a CAFCASS Wishes and Feelings assessment?
Family Law Partner, Amy Fallows, answers the most frequently asked questions about CAFCASS Wishes and Feelings assessments and their impact on child arrangements.
Published Friday 12th January 2018
Making child arrangements: your custody rights
When a relationship breaks down, not all parents can maintain a ‘happily ever after’ and disputes can arise over the custody of the children. Emma Armstrong explains custody rights.
Published Friday 15th December 2017
Is my child Gillick competent?
Medical Negligence Solictor Angela Curran explains the medical term “Gillick competence” and what it means for an under-18 year old's consent to treatment.
Published Friday 8th December 2017
What is a Special Guardianship Order and is it right for me?
Family law Solicitor, Zoë Tremeer-Holme, sets out the basics of a special guardianship order and explores some of the issues to be aware of.
Published Thursday 26th October 2017