Summer Holidays – Child Contact

With the school summer holidays starting this week in England, one thing that is on everybody’s mind is the long awaited summer break. Whether you are spending it at home or away, the countdown has likely already begun. However, for families with separated parents, the upcoming holiday may prove to be fraught with tensions regarding…

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Michael Gove and Sarah Vine separate after 20 years of marriage

Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove and his wife, Sarah Vine have recently announced their agreement to separate and are said to be in the latter stages of finalising their divorce.  It is reported that it is an amicable separation and the couple have drifted apart. For a couple intending to divorce in England and Wales,…

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Matt Hancock – Kiss and Tell

We will all have seen the news that hit the headlines this weekend. Matt Hancock resigned from his position as Health Secretary following the leak of CCTV footage, which showed him kissing his government aide. It has since transpired that Mr Hancock has left his wife of 15 years. The news of Matt Hancock’s kiss…

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Fathers Day

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fatherhood and paternal bonds but for many fathers and children it can represent a difficult day, especially for those who are separated from their children. In May 2021, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, (Cafcass) reported an increase in the number of applications made to…

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Coronation Street’s separated Fiz and Tyrone decide it’s good to talk

Viewers of Coronation Street have recently witnessed the breakdown of the relationship of Fiz and Tyrone, who were once thought of as the soap’s fairy-tale couple and the new Jack and Vera. Initially caused by Tyrone’s infidelity, Fiz allowed her anger following the separation to spill over into discussions regarding their children, Hope and Ruby. …

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Trademarks in Chocolate Cake

There’s confidence to say that most people have had a chocolate caterpillar birthday cake at least once in their lives. And if not for them personally, their children, relatives or friends have. This week, Marks & Spencer commenced legal proceedings in the High Court against Aldi arguing that the latter’s “Cuthbert the Caterpillar” infringes M&S’s…

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Divorce and Privacy

Love, Honour and Obey…but do not look at my bank statements! The question of whether a person has the right to open their partners post if they suspect them of having an affair may, at first glance, appear to deal with issues of morality and privacy, but sometimes it becomes a question of legality. Couples…

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