Law Commission highlights 'flaws' in divorce laws

The Law Commission has highlighted what it says are fundamental flaws in the family courts system. According to the Law Commission, divorce laws in England and Wales are “incomplete and uninformative” with the result that judges receive insufficient guidance about how to divide a couple’s property fairly. The organisation warns that judges do not receive […]

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One-stop-shop providing collaborative solutions

We’re delighted to announce South Yorkshire firm Taylor Bracewell have joined forces with Dovetail to provide divorcing couples in the region with an affordable, dignified solution to family issues. The collaborative approach to divorce has been pioneered in the South Yorkshire region by Alison Straw, partner and head of Taylor Bracewell’s family department. Alison said: […]

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Calls for new laws on cohabitation

A unanimous ruling earlier this month by the UK Supreme Court in a Scottish cohabitation case has given clear lessons for how the law in England and Wales should be reformed, according to Lady Hale, one of the judges ruling on the case. Lady Hale has supported the judgment in the Gow V Grant case […]

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Government announces funding for 'divorce app'

Government ministers have announced that they’d like separating couples to use a ‘divorce app’ in an effort to help them separate more amicably. The web-based application would be designed to give guidance on a wide range of issues that often crop up during acrimonious divorces, including advice on how to avoid arguing in front of […]

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A chance to reflect on family values?

A senior Church of England bishop has called for Britain to use the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as an opportunity to step back and reflect on family values. The Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, has warned that separation and divorce are now at “epidemic” levels. Writing in a Bible Society pamphlet, he said that […]

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Collaborative law goes from strength to strength

We’re pleased to be able to report that the number of collaborative lawyers in the UK has risen yet again, according to recently released figures. When collaborative family law was introduced from the United States in 2003, there were just 3 family lawyers using the collaborative approach in the United Kingdom. This figure has grown […]

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Taylor Bracewell form alliance with Dovetail

Taylor Bracewell, one of the few firms based in South Yorkshire, has formed a new alliance with Dovetail Solutions. Taylor Bracewell’s Alison Straw is a specialist collaborative family lawyer with 22 years of experience and has pioneered the collaborative way of working in Doncaster and the surrounding areas. One of the first solicitors in South […]

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