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1006, 2022

Father’s day and contact

It is said, that one of the greatest gifts in life is to be a parent.

2005, 2022

Domestic Abuse: Non-molestation Orders

Domestic abuse affects women, men and children of all ages and backgrounds. It has always been an issue that has troubled many people on a day to day basis.

2904, 2022

Parental Responsibility: What is it and how is it gained and lost

What is Parental Responsibility? Parental Responsibility is defined under the Children Act 1989, as: ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property’.

1404, 2022

Cost of living crisis and maintenance orders

It was recently reported that the cost of living crisis is deepening as inflation rates hit approximately 7%.

403, 2022

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020: the blame game is over

It has been confirmed by Secretary of State for Justice, following a Parliamentary question raised on 7th June 2021 that the widely anticipated Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (‘The Act’) will come ...

2104, 2020

Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

With domestic abuse charities reporting a significant increase in calls during the current coronavirus crisis, Fathema Khanom, Solicitor in the Family Team at Edwards Duthie Shamash, explores the legal remedies that are available to victims ...

3010, 2019

The pitfalls of the DIY Financial Settlement Upon Divorce

Joanna Pyne, Family Solicitor at Edwards Duthie Shamash The pitfalls of the DIY Financial Settlement Upon Divorce The current rate of Divorce in England and Wales according to the most ...

2305, 2019

Introducing Edwards Duthie Shamash

As Senior partner of Edwards Duthie Shamash, I am delighted to inform you that Edwards Duthie Shamash is to merge with another firm of solicitors, Steel & Shamash, in June 2019.

3004, 2019

London Legal Walk

On the 17th June, we're taking on 10K for justice at the 2019 London Legal sponsored walk.

2905, 2018

Is it time for “no fault” divorce?

If you watched the news or picked up a paper recently, you'll probably be aware of the case of Owens v Owens - a defended divorce case that's gone all the way to trial and is so incredibly rare it has made headlines. Five justices of the Supreme Court heard legal argument and submissions in the case but we do not expect to receive the judgment for a number of weeks.

105, 2018

Can I get more money from my ex-partner?

If your circumstances have changed, you can apply to increase or decrease your amount of spousal maintenance. An application to vary a spousal maintenance order can be made at any time during the life of the order.

304, 2018

Taking prenups into account

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not yet legally binding in the UK but since the ground breaking case of Radmacher in 2010 the courts are taking these into account as a factor when considering division of the matrimonial assets.

103, 2018

Anna Orpwood – An inspirational businesswomen

I began as a trainee solicitor in 2003 and I am now the youngest Equity Partner within the company, and currently head up the Wanstead branch. I have a mixed practice of private crime and private client work. I act for individuals and companies facing prosecution for matters from road traffic offences to health and safety at work cases. I also specialise in matters regarding wealth management, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning.

2602, 2018

Putting children first in divorce law

As child focused lawyers at Edwards Duthie Shamash we have historically encouraged parties to consider particulars that were not hostile. Since the Court of Appeal decision it is now imperative to get case specific advice when drafting a petition.

511, 2017

Are women missing out on pension at divorce?

Pension sharing is an important part of the divorce law and process in the UK but nevertheless statistics show that women may be losing out on around “5billion” per annum in pensions at divorce.

411, 2017

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not yet legally binding in the UK but since the ground breaking case of Radmacher in 2010 the courts have started to take these agreements into account as a factor in their decision making process when considering division of the matrimonial assets.

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