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Family Law

New Partner appointed for HJA Family Law team

8th September 2015

Jacqueline Major today joins the Family Law team at Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner heading up their family finance section. Jacqueline has particular experience in medium to high asset divorces, preparing prenuptial agreements and handling cohabitation disputes. She has fourteen years of dealing with private family and children law matters and, past clients…

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Child Care Solicitor Joins Leading Family Law Department

20th August 2015

Sophie Burchett, specialist solicitor in Child Care Law joined Hodge Jones & Allen on Monday 10th August. Sophie is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel dealing with both public and private law children matters. She holds extensive experience in representing both parents and children in care proceedings and in domestic violence work and…

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Hodge Jones & Allen pioneers fixed-fee divorce arbitration service

16th December 2014

Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has launched the first fixed-fee arbitration service for divorcing couples and separating cohabitees. The service will slash the cost associated with agreeing a financial settlement, providing a speedier alternative to court proceedings whilst ensuring a legally binding agreement. Court proceedings can cost those involved in reaching a financial settlement as…

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Converting civil partnerships to same sex marriages

10th December 2014

Why would a same sex couple want to marry or convert their partnership to a marriage? There are several advantages; marriages can be conducted through either a civil ceremony or a religious ceremony (if the religious organisation has solemnised marriages of same-sex couples) whereas a civil partnership is entirely a civil event with no religious…

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Arrangements for parental access to children over Christmas holidays

7th November 2014

There is nothing like Christmas for bringing out the best (and worst) in everyone. Toby Hales, Head of Family Law at Hodge Jones & Allen, discuss issues relating to child access over the Christmas holidays. From buying too many bottles of bubbly to battles over box sets, toy shops, supermarkets and family lawyers will all…

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