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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

Family Law Newsletter – November 2016

A very warm welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  This month’s focus is on our Family team. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses Divorce Mediation and how it works. …

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Davis Blank Furniss Announces Pro-Bono Family Law Clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that it will be staging a regular Family Law drop-in advice clinic with Manchester Free Legal Help (MFLH) on a pro-bono basis. The first clinic will take place on Friday 28th October (alternate …

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Caroline Bilous Joins Davis Blank Furniss Family Team

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Caroline Bilous as a senior solicitor in its Family team. Caroline will be based at our headquarters in Manchester but will also handle cases out of our Glossop office. Her new role will see her …

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Kirsty Morbey – associate solicitor – discusses: How Will Brexit Affect Family Law in England and Wales?

Since Brexit became a reality, there has been much debate about the future disassociation of the UK from the European Union.  As many family lawyers know, sometimes divorce proceedings can become extremely complicated, highly emotional and often end up with …

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Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, promotions & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that Anita Shepherd has been promoted to partner in our Family team. Anita joined the firm in 2012 and works out of the Manchester and Glossop offices. She handles all aspects of family law and …

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Anita Shepherd, head of our Family Law team, discusses whether Divorce will eventually go online.

Speaking at the at the recent Family Law Bar Association annual dinner, Sir James Munby – president of the Family Division – raised the idea that divorce cases could begin shifting almost entirely online by 2017. In my view, this …

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Anita Shepherd – head of Family Law – on the Pension Sharing Orders and the New Single-Tier State Pension Rules

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently published guidance on how State Pension sharing will work in the light of the new Single-tier State Pension rules being introduced from 6th April 2016.  The information is aimed at legal …

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Anita Shepherd – head of Family Law – discusses pre-nuptial agreements.

“Pre-Nups” are certainly becoming more popular in the UK.  Only recently we reported an increase in enquiries about such agreements.  This was reinforced when Family Law Week confirmed that one in ten married people regret not making a pre-nuptial agreement. …

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Family Law Newsletter – February 2016

A very warm welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  This month’s focus is on our Family Law department. DeBrieF OPINION Laura Johnson – solicitor in the Family Law department – discusses the “quickie” divorce. You may …

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Anita Shepherd – head of our Family Law department – addresses recent media coverage on divorce lawyers

Vultures according to the media or angels waiting in the wings?! There has been much talk in the media that January has the highest rate of divorce lawyer instructions and that this time of year it is rich pickings for …

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