Senior judge says hourly billing for legal fees must end

The UK’s second most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, has said that the practice of huge hourly rates charged by solicitors should end because they reward inefficiency. According to Lord Neuberger who is Master of the Rolls, there is an urgent need for an alternative to hourly charges for legal work. Fixed charges for legal work […]

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Children and Families Bill set out in the Queen's Speech

The new Children and Families Bill was announced last week in the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament. Measures included in the bill plan to allow parents to share parental leave, make inter-racial adoption easier and, crucially, to improve fathers’ access to their children after divorce. A number of recommendations included in the […]

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High court judge announces 'divorce foundation'

High court judge Sir Paul Coleridge has recently announced that he is launching a Marriage Foundation to try to halt the alarming rise in the number of divorce cases. The marriage Foundation will cost around £150,000 per year and will undertake research into reducing divorce rates, arranging seminars and lobbying the government to create more […]

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Pudsey also visits York Minster

Dovetail Divorce have been busy further afield than Leeds as well…in their bid to raise £1,500 for Children in Need, our group of Leeds divorce solicitors have sent the bear on a 600-mile trip, stopping at York’s Minster along the way. Robert Cresswell, director and collaborative divorce specialist at Gordian Financial Services, said: “We work […]

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Bear Faced Cheek for Children in Need

If you were walking through Park Square in Leeds a few weeks ago you would have happened upon a group of solicitors clutching a cerain yellow bear with an eye patch, tucking into a selection of lovely looking fairy cakes – yes, that’s right, it’s Children in Need time, and the divorce solicitors in Leeds […]

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