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Coercive Control – Why we all should care about Sally Challen’s case

Sebastian Del Monte

Posted by Sebastian Del Monte | Solicitor
On 20th March 2019

On 20 February 2019 the Centre for Women’s Justice hosted an event on the topic of Coercive Control. More specifically the event discussed the case of Sally Challen who was convicted of murder of her abusive husband after 31 years of marriage. The panel included Professors Evan Stark and Vanessa Bettinson, Sally Challen’s son David, and her barrister Clare Wade QC.

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What are the options for dealing with your finances in a divorce?

Jacqueline Major

Posted by Jacqueline Major | Partner
On 20th March 2019

Any good family law solicitor will always advise you to deal with finances at the same time as the divorce, as otherwise either you or your spouse could make financial claims against the other in the future. The only way to have full and final settlement of finances is with a divorce AND a court order specifying how capital, i.e. property, pensions, savings, and income is to be divided.

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Right to Rent declared unlawful

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 20th March 2019

The Immigration Act 2014 introduced in February 2016 in England, made a requirement that a landlord must check the immigration status of their tenants to ensure that they had a ‘right to rent’ residential property in England.

This meant that landlords needed documentary evidence of the right of the potential tenant (and all occupiers) to reside in England and if not were required to do a Home Office right to rent check…

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What Orders can the Court make in relation to children?

Lisa Okoroafor

Posted by Lisa Okoroafor | Solicitor
On 18th March 2019

As family lawyers we’re often asked ‘how can I apply to have my child live with me? And ‘what can I do if my ex prevents me from spending time with my child?

Separation may involve animosity between the parents and it is often difficult to make arrangements for the children to spend time with both parents. Rather than parents focusing on their rights, it is always important to consider what is best for the child. This is the approach adopted by the Court. The child’s welfare is the paramount consideration.

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