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Divorce & Family Law

Do I need permission to take our…

Holidays can be a difficult and sensitive time for the families of couples who have recently separated. Many difficult emotions can be triggered, memories of previous happy family holidays, concerns…

Government announce change in law for civil…

All couples in England and Wales will now have the choice between entering into either a civil partnership or a marriage, the Government has announced today. Harrison Drury’s family team…

Mediation in family law – Is it…

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s Divorce and Family Law team looks at the issues around using mediation during separation and divorce. What is mediation? Put simply, mediation is a way…

Alex Walmsley

Trainee Solicitor

Will my lasting power of attorney keep…

Retired court of protection judge, Denzil Lush, has said that he wouldn’t draw up a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and he would prefer to rely on a court appointed…

IVF consent form errors: Have you been…

Administration errors on consent forms for IVF treatment have led to a number of cases where the father, or second parent, is not legally recognised as a parent. Family solicitor…

How to talk to parents about Lasting…

Many older people value their independence and see making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) as giving up their autonomy to some extent, so it can often be difficult to…

Which joint property ownership option should we…

Deciding how to share ownership of your home should be a carefully thought out decision, especially as it can help protect your financial security in the future. With different ownership…

What are the court proceedings for child…

Q. My former partner and I separated four months ago and since then we have not been able to agree on child access arrangements for me to see my son,…

The Cohabitation Rights Bill – what does…

As family lawyers we are often asked about the rights and entitlements of separating couples who are cohabiting and unmarried. Many unmarried couples who live together assume that after a…

Will my spouse be required to disclose…

My marriage has ended and my husband has moved out of our matrimonial home. I am very concerned about my financial future. My husband works full time and earns a…

How are child arrangements made when a…

Q. I am separating from my husband and we have two children together who are aged eight and five. What orders can the court make in relation to our children?…

Meet Harrison Drury’s family law team

Harrison Drury has significantly expanded its divorce and family law offering in recent months following a number of key appointments. Damian Baron joined the firm as a partner and head…

Harrison Drury boosts family law team

Harrison Drury has further expanded its family law team with the appointment of Janine Hutson. Janine specialises in advising clients on the division of assets as part of a divorce…

Damian Baron joins Harrison Drury as family…

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced family lawyer Damian Baron as a partner. He will head up the family law team at Harrison Drury’s Preston office in Chapel Street after joining…

Harrison Drury appoints Shena Baron to family…

Harrison Drury has appointed Shena Baron to head up its family law team. The legal executive, who has almost 20 years’ experience in family law, joins Harrison Drury from Napthens…

Are we to see new rights for…

Two years ago I wrote about plans being discussed to introduce legislation that would give cohabiting couples who break up similar rights to married couples. The plans have still not…

Troubled Marriage? New Year, New Start?

The New Year is a very busy time, and although it is usually a time for family and celebration, it can also be very stressful for relationships under strain. Often…

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