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Domestic Violence & Mental Health Awareness Week

11 May 2021

Domestic Abuse has a huge impact on peoples mental health. Domestic abuse isn't always physical and can often be mental abuse. According to the Office for National Statistics, it is estimated that over a 12-month period to year ending March 2020, approximately 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years…

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Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill Receives Royal Assent

06 May 2021

Last week, on 29th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill received royal assent. The Domestic Abuse Bill will provide protection to millions of victims of domestic abuse and strengthen measures to tackle the perpetrators of domestic abuse. The government have worked closely with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner…

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Divorce in a World with Cryptocurrency

14 Apr 2021

Cryptocurrency came into existence not long ago with the most popular, Bitcoin, coming into existence on 3 January 2009 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamotu. To this date, no-one knows exactly who this mystery person is. It began with mining block zero which has a reward of 50 bitcoins and here sprang a…

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Pensions and Divorce

14 Apr 2021

In this article Sarah Robson, one of our family law specialists, considers how pensions are treated in a divorce. In most divorces pensions are one of the main assets of a marriage, usually second only to the family home. If you are facing a divorce it is vital to give proper consideration to…

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Separated Parents: Considerations when deciding on your child's school

06 Apr 2021

Choosing a school for your child has to be one of the most important decisions you will make for them as a parent or guardian. A school has the ability to shape your child's development and influence their future and therefore finding the right 'fit' for your child is of fundamental…

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Protection for domestic abuse victims

26 Mar 2021

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending March 2020, an estimated 5.5% of adults who were aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This number equates to 2.3 million people who were affected by domestic abuse in one year alone. At the beginning…

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Same-Sex Female Parents and Parental Responsibility

02 Mar 2021

Parental responsibility encompasses " all rights and duties, powers and responsibilities, which by law a parent of a child has in relation to that child ". This gives a parent the right to make decisions on behalf of that child such as their education, religion and upbringing. Mothers who give…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for children's social care services

17 Feb 2021

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic is non-discriminatory and has affected every single person all over the world in varying ways. Unsurprisingly, when the national lockdown came into force in England in March 2020, the country stood still and the majority of workers, students and children…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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