Private Client Articles

Father can have children vaccinated despite mother's objection

A father has been granted a court order for his children to be vaccinated despite objections from their mother. The children were aged six and four. The parents had separated, and the children lived with the mother. The parents were involved in proceedings...

Cohabitant misled by her partner wins share of family home

A woman who was misled by her cohabiting partner has won her legal fight to own 50% of the home they shared together. The case involved Natalie O'Neill and Shaun Holland, who had lived together for 12 years. Legal title to the property had been vested...

Pregnant woman 'told to resign' awarded £18,000 compensation

A customer service assistant who said she was told to resign after her employer discovered she was pregnant has been awarded £18,000 after making a discrimination claim. The case involved Mrs N Agarwal and St John Freight System UK. Mrs Agarwal had...

Buyer entitled to pull out of purchase as flat not complete

A buyer was entitled to pull out of an agreement to purchase a newly built flat which had not been completed and made ready to live in by the date specified in the contract. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Caledonian Management...

Struggling husband applies too late to amend divorce settlement

A husband who was struggling financially has been denied permission to appeal against a financial remedies order because he was 15 months out of time. The case involved a couple who divorced in 2016. The husband was a managing director and shareholder of...

Judge orders that abducted boy should be returned to mother

The High Court has ordered that an 11-year-old boy who was abducted by his father should be returned to his mother. The case involved a couple who had married in 2009. The mother was Italian and the father was part Italian with dual nationality. The family...

Court rejects council plan for two-year-old girl to be adopted

The Court of Appeal has rejected a local authority’s plan to have a two-year-old girl placed for adoption. The girl, referred to in court as LC, had two older brothers, aged eight and seven. The mother had learning difficulties and mental health...

Husband fails to overturn 'grossly unfair' divorce settlement

A husband has failed to persuade the court to overturn a divorce settlement he described a “grossly unfair”. The case involved a couple who had married in 1987 and divorced in 2010. The husband was a successful property developer and the wife...

Understanding your options for separation and divorce during the Covid-19 Pandemic

When your relationship is challenging, it can feel like your whole world is out of sync. The strain of a relationship breakdown has only been made more acute by the Covid-19 pandemic affecting our livelihoods, wellbeing, and relationships. Our expert,...

What is a parenting plan and why is it a good idea to have one?

A parenting plan is a written plan worked out between parents after they separate which covers all the everyday things that arise when parenting. This includes things like where the child is going to live, their education and their healthcare. The scope of...
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