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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

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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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses High Court ruling ordering the return of a child living in Singapore with grandparents since July 2013 to mother in England

This case highlights the risks in the UK which is a multicultural society where children are caught in the middle of an international custody battle.  It highlights that the parents desire is not paramount, as the needs of the children must prevail at all times. This was the final welfare hearing in long running litigation... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor in our Family team – discusses the proposed Family Court reforms to address domestic violence and contact

A recent campaign by the charity Women’s Aid to highlight the potential danger of allowing violent fathers to have contact with their children, has now received the support of Senior Family Court Judges. Women’s Aid has identified that 19 children have been killed in the last 10 years by violent fathers who have been awarded... Read the rest of this entry →

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Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family Law – asks: Why do I need to attend a MIAM before, upon or after consulting a family lawyer?

Mediators are trained to help resolve disputes faced by separating couples, or specific issues such as arrangements for children. A mediator will meet with you and your partner together and will identify those issues you can’t agree on and will help you to try and reach agreement. The MIAM (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting) is the... Read the rest of this entry →

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