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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Islamic Marriages and Divorce

There have been a number of news articles in recent months with regard to marriages, celebrated in accordance with the Islamic faith, and what remedies are available to couples who have celebrated an Islamic marriage without an earlier or subsequent legal registration. As many will know, Nikah is a religious ceremony which is recognised as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family department – discusses non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings

If you or your spouse have made an application for a Financial Order through the family Courts you are both under a duty to the Court to provide full and frank financial disclosure throughout the proceedings. The obligation to provide full and frank disclosure is ongoing and does not stop after you have completed and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Our Family Team Grows with New Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Brigid O’Malley has joined our Family team as a solicitor. Brigid’s new role will see her acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, domestic abuse, financial proceedings and children proceedings. She will be working closely with... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses the recent case of Owens v Owens – are we edging closer to reform?

The recent Supreme Court ruling on Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41 has been the hot topic of many conversations and debates in the media; and also amongst legal professionals. This case involves a husband and wife who were married for 40 years.  The wife filed a petition for divorce citing that the marriage had... Read the rest of this entry →

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Trio of Partner Promotions at Davis Blank Furniss

Corporate and commercial lawyer Sonio Singh has been promoted to equity partner along with family lawyers Caroline Bilous and Kirsty Morbey who become partners. Sonio joined Davis Blank Furniss in 2010.  He specialises in a diverse range of corporate finance and corporate recovery matters including mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, buying and selling businesses, private... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team with New Appointment

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that we have appointed Matthew Handley as an assistant solicitor in our Family team. His new role will see him acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, financial proceedings and children proceedings. He will be... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Court’s decision to permit ex-wife to challenge terms of order agreeing sale of family home to repay mortgage

The UK Supreme Court has given a divorced woman permission to challenge one of the terms of her 2010 final Order that relates to the division of their assets on divorce.  The Court Order included a fairly common provision whereby the wife promised that she would release the husband from paying the mortgage on the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss supports official launch event of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Last night (Tuesday 11th April) Davis Blank Furniss sponsored the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Over 200 of the North West’s leading business people and public figures attended the reception which took place at The Place Aparthotel. You can read all about the event here.

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Davis Blank Furniss to sponsor the launch of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to be sponsoring the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change which is taking place on Tuesday 11th April in Manchester. TLC: Talk, Listen, Change, which was part of the Relate Federation before becoming an independent charity, will offer a variety of services such as parenting... Read the rest of this entry →

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Family Law Newsletter – February 2017

Happy New Year to those of you we have not yet spoken to, met or connected with this year and a very warm welcome to our latest Family Law newsletter. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – Partner and Head of Family – discusses the emotional stages of separation. Sadly, January is a very busy time... Read the rest of this entry →

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