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27.04.21

M v H and Covid-19 vaccinations in children – An indication of what might come

With the Covid vaccination rollout progressing so promisingly, it seems it is only a matter of time before the Family Court has to deal with its first case resolving a dispute over whether a child should be given a Covid-19 vaccine. Separated parents have faced numerous challenges over the last year; home schooling and confusion…

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26.03.21

Non-molestation and Occupation Orders

The upcoming third (and final) House of Lords reading of the newly enhanced Domestic Abuse Bill, and the public reaction to Sarah Everard’s tragic death, have led domestic abuse (and violence against women in particular) to come under renewed scrutiny. Since the Covid-19 lockdowns began, calls to helplines for both male and female victims of…

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17.03.21

Relocation and child contact arrangements during the pandemic: what should be considered?

Over the last year, as we have gone in and out of lockdown, many of us have taken the opportunity to consider possible changes to our lives when the world returns to a sense of normality.  One major change that has been considered by many is relocation, often where individuals or families are looking for…

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1.03.21

Rattan v Kuwad – Common sense in MPS decisions

In the recently reported case of Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1, the Court of Appeal considered the approach to be taken to awards in MPS applications. Here, we consider the basics of MPS applications – what they are, who they’re for, and how we can help – in the light of this new…

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3.02.21

Rebecca Ridsdale joins Brett Wilson LLP’s Civil and Family law department

Rebecca Ridsdale has joined Brett Wilson’s Civil and Family law department. Rebecca specialises in family law and civil litigation matters. Rebecca has extensive experience in high net worth divorce and family cases. For Rebecca’s full biography, please click here.

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28.01.21

Brexit & Divorce law: changes following the UK’s departure from the EU

On the 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. The 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020.  In this blog we briefly look at the effect this will have on divorce proceedings in the UK. One of the main areas that will be affected is jurisdiction for the divorce.  The…

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23.11.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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22.10.20

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for being an ‘astute and bold lawyer who is not afraid to take on any sort of challenge in media and civil litigation. He has an impressive creative and courageous edge…

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Divorce in the time of Covid-19

Earlier this year, as China began to lift lockdown restrictions, it was reported that there was a rapid increase in married couples filing for divorce. China publishes its divorce statistics annually, so the evidence is anecdotal, but the media reported that separations surged in March as married couples began to be able to leave the…

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23.09.20

Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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