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7th January 2021

The Children Act: More than 30 years on

During October 2001 the Children Act 1989 was enacted and the Lord Chancellor at the time described the Act as, “the most comprehensive and far reaching reform of…

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8th December 2020

Ellisons Solicitors announces promotion of 11 colleagues across its offices in Essex and Suffolk

Ellisons Solicitors celebrates fostering talent within, as it promotes 11 colleagues across its offices in Essex and Suffolk. Seven lawyers have been promoted to the position of Associate,…

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3rd December 2020

Ellisons Solicitors announces Partner retirement and new Head of Family

Ellisons Solicitors announces the retirement of Equity Partner, Nicky Coates. Nicky will be retiring at the end of this year after an incredible 31-year service at the firm.…

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18th November 2020

Moving abroad with children

If you are separated or divorced, and want to move abroad with your children to live in another country permanently, you must first obtain the written permission of…

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6th November 2020

Christmas arrangements for separated parents – COVID-19

It is that time of year where the festive TV adverts start playing on our screens and we start to think about Christmas shopping and decorations. However, for…

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2nd November 2020

Busting common myths around child arrangements

MYTH: The children should live with their mother Truth: There is no automatic right for mothers to have the children live with them following separation if this is…

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21st October 2020

How to have an amicable divorce

More often than not, a potential client’s first statement on contacting us is ‘I want an amicable divorce’. You might have recently watched ‘Us’ on BBC1 about Douglas…

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13th October 2020

The digital updates in Family Law

Since lockdown in March 2020, lawyers dealing with family law have had to adapt to an ever-changing set of guidance and procedures. Previously the Court has dealt with…

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6th October 2020

Citizens Advice report increase in searches for divorce guidance

Citizens Advice has reported an increase in searches for divorce guidance since April 2020 following a reduction in physical visits due to lockdown, and views on its divorce…

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23rd September 2020

The Effect of the ‘Rule of Six’ on Contact Arrangements

The Government has announced social gatherings in England will be limited to a maximum of six people, otherwise known as the ‘Rule of Six’. This means that when meeting…

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