Family Law Insights

A Parental Order will extinguish a surrogate’s legal parentage and grant legal parentage to the intended parents. Without a Parental Order in place, the surrogate will continue to be the child’s legal mother, and the intended parents will not be recognised by the law as being the child’s legal parents. An application will need to … Continued

Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly common way to conceive a child. Over the last decade, the number of people having a child via surrogacy has grown by almost four times. If you are considering having a child via surrogacy then it is important that you know your legal rights. What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is when … Continued

Rebecca Meehan, solicitor in our family team, reflects on how the changes to divorce legislation, whilst welcome, risk leaving financial matters between separating spouses unresolved if parties are not fully appraised of their options. It has been widely reported and echoed by many of our clients that the no fault divorce changes are welcome and … Continued

Going through a divorce is undoubtedly a difficult time, not least because of the daunting legal fees involved. Many people have insufficient savings and income to meet their monthly legal bills, and funding via legal aid is now very rare in family law proceedings. We will always be frank with you at the outset about … Continued

Rebecca Meehan, solicitor in our family team, reflects on how family members and close friends lending money to parties either during or before marriage, could potentially unexpectedly impact their child’s future divorce settlement. It is common that the most substantial asset in a marriage is the family home. In a world where the property ladder … Continued

We are really excited about holding a family, private client and employment law clinic on 21st February at our offices in Baker Street, Hampstead, Highgate and Crouch End. Join us between 4pm and 9pm for a cup of tea or something stronger and have a private 20 minute consultation free of charge with one of … Continued

Sarah Mortimer, solicitor in our Family department in Baker Street, discusses the various co-parenting options for Christmas. Christmas holidays At this time of year, family lawyers spend a lot of time helping clients with arrangements for the Christmas period.  Christmas is an important time for many families in the UK, and agreeing where children should … Continued