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Professional Practice LinkedIn Warning & Tip for Family Lawyers – Browse Privately

September 14, 2014 Family Law

In my capacity as Operations Director at Moore Legal Technology I’ve been speaking to various family lawyers recently about all things online business. One discussion that came up recently was getting trainee/junior family law solicitors to do background research on the social media activities/profiles of partners of clients, particularly where it’s the partner of a […]

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Solicitors’ Negligence?: Lawyers Sued For Not Clarifying that Divorce Means End of Marriage

January 9, 2014 Family Law

Rarely does a week go past these days without a frivolous legal claim being raised or brought to light. This week was no exception. David Allen Green captures this one in a succinct tweet (h/t @nearlylegal): Woman sues lawyers for not advising her that divorce would mean her marriage would end: para 4 of http://t.co/wocOpysEXZ […]

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Child welfare and divorce – what’s really best for the kids?

March 1, 2013 Family Law

We are pleased to welcome a family law blogger, who pens the following post on the important legal subject of child welfare and divorce. The Government has announced plans to reform the law in relation to how child arrangements are resolved when parents separate. It would like the courts to adopt a presumption that the […]

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Legal Issues Associated with Cohabitating Couples

January 24, 2013 Family Law

(Guest post regarding family law and cohabitation in the US) It seems that marriage has lost some of its luster over the last decade. More couples are making the decision to live together rather than get married. It could be the close to 50 percent divorce rate that makes matrimony seem like a risky venture, […]

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Law Blogging Going from Strength to Strength: Blawgs on the WardBlawg Network April 2012

May 2, 2012 Blawg

April 2012 has seen continued strong law blogging from expert contributors throughout the WardBlawg network. YouBlawg: Your Law 2.0 Below are links to the blawg posts on YouBlawg from April:- Space Law; Explored Space. The final legal frontier… Graham Kerr of Legal Media Solutions pens a first class dissertation on significant aspects of space law. […]

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Parenting Apart: Counselling, Mediation & Family Support

April 8, 2011 Family Law

Last Wednesday 30th March, I attended a Relationships Scotland event, hosted by HBJ Gateley Wareing in Glasgow and attended by family law professionals across Scotland. The event was of particular interest given the recent review of family law in England and Wales, one element of which concerns the fact that mediation for divorcing couples shall, as of 6 April 2011, be compulsory prior to them attending Court, subject to limited exceptions. For further information on this see a blog post by a family law firm in Liverpool. While mediation for divorcing couples is not yet compulsory in Scotland, it is becoming more widely available.

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