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Anita Shepherd – head of the Family department – on Presumption of Parental Involvement.

Most people will agree that shared or co-parenting or the ongoing role of both parents in a child’s life following a family breakdown is in a child’s best interest.  However, all too often family breakdown brings mistrust and insecurity which …

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Anita Shepherd – head of the Family department – on the launch of Resolution’s manifesto which is calling for changes to law on divorce and separation.

As a family lawyer it is motivating and uplifting to hear that Resolution has launched a ‘Manifesto for Family Law’. It is intended to be wake-up call for current and future politicians to alert them to issues that need to …

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Employment Law Newsletter – February 2015

Welcome to our February 2015 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Reasonable adjustments In the case of Doran v …

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Anita Shepherd – head of the Family department – on the centralisation of Divorce cases.

It is fair to say that many family practitioners will be apprehensive about the development that all divorces for the North West of England are to be issued in Liverpool Family Court. Where a divorce is undefended (agreed), the proceedings …

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Anita Shepherd – head of the Family department – on family court judges being given the power to order DNA tests.

The availability of this power can only be a positive thing for the children involved. It is common for parents to have disputes over paternity and then for one of the parents to delay or frustrate proceedings by not cooperating …

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Family Newsletter – January 2015

A very warm welcome to the first departmental newsletter of 2015. This month’s focus is on our Family team. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – head of the Family department – on the divorce process The most common enquiry the …

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Edward Moss Discusses the Government’s Scheme to Sell Medical Data

The government has recently launched an initiative that will allow companies to purchase to individuals’ private medical data. The government with gather individual GP and hospital records and create a medical database covering the entire population. This database, which is …

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Employment Law Newsletter – January 2015

Welcome to our January 2015 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Payment in lieu of notice following termination In …

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Andrew Ryan – Head of Dispute Resolution – Answers Questions on Part 36

What is a Part 36 offer? It is an offer to settle a dispute made in compliance with Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (which govern the conduct of litigation in England and Wales). Part 36 encourages the making …

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Corporate and Commercial Newsletter – December 2014

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter. The focus this month is on our Corporate and Commercial team. DeBrieF FACTS: Andy McNish – a partner in our Corporate and Commercial department – discusses Transparency; Forthcoming Changes to Company Law. The Small …

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