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At TV Edwards personal and social justice is our passion and has been embedded in everything we do since 1929.

Many of the cases we deal with help to shape the law, often holding authorities to account and scrutinising decisions that have an impact not only on our clients, but on society as a whole. 

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Latest Posts

Supreme Court decides how and when local authorities can accommodate children without a court order

Hannah Perry
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The Supreme Court recently gave a judgement in the case of Williams v London Borough of Hackney (2018) UKSC 137 ( https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2017-0037-judgment.pdf ) which has provided clarification on the scope of local authority powers...

Case of P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407

Hannah Perry
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Successful appeal of final care orders made instead of SGOs. Considering SGOs being made before a trial placement, status of extra judicial guidance and the role of Special Guardians in the court process.   The Court of Appeal has handed down a...

'I want to see my grandchildren': Do grandparents have legal rights?

Fateha Ahmed
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Grandparents play an  important role in children’s lives and research has shown that they have a positive impact, particularly on adolescents and when families are going through difficult times. A rising number of grandparents are going to court...

Children and The Law: Holidays and Abduction

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Following the breakdown of a relationship or marriage it is often the situation where one parent will want to take the children abroad during their school holidays. This article deals with what can be done if the children do not return from their holiday as...

Taking a Child Abroad

Forum Shah
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What to Consider? The Easter break is fast approaching and many families will be looking forward to spending time together. For some this might mean holidaying abroad. If parents are separated, the arrangements for travelling abroad can be complicated...

Consenting to Care

Hannah Perry
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Consenting to Care? Parents can agree to their children going into care, without going to court. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 says that a local authority shall provide accommodation for any child in need within their area. Section 20 also sets out...

16 Days Of Activism

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TV Edwards is pleased to support 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to raise awareness and to work towards ending violence towards women and girls around the world. Every year the campaign runs from 25th November, the UN International Day of...

Cohabitation Awareness Week

Charlotte Kay
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Recent studies have shown that the cohabiting couple in the fastest growing family type in the UK having more than doubled over the past ten years and is now the second largest family type in the UK. Many couples now choose to cohabit rather than marry or...

Third party interests in financial proceedings

Kiren Dhillon
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When assets are in dispute arising out of a divorce it is increasingly common for a third party to have an interest in those assets and to have to defend their interest by becoming involved in the court proceedings. The court will then usually need to...

Domestic Abuse - what the court needs to consider in child arrangement cases

Hannah Perry
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In 2016, the issue of domestic abuse and the Family Court came to the fore. Many recognised the Archers’ storylines as being of great assistance in bringing this issue to public notice. Domestic abuse was brought further under the spotlight with the...

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