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Forum Shah Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

TV Edwards solicitors are delighted to confirm that Forum Shah has been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Law Awards 2019. A finalist in this year’s Young Solicitor of the Year award, Forum is described as “outstanding” and providing...

TVE welcomes PILC

We were pleased to welcome staff from the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) to our offices last week. PILC were made homeless after the sudden closure of Lambeth Law Centre in July 2019. Whilst PILC look for a new home they are working from Camden Law Centre...

TV EDWARDS CELEBRATED 90 YEARS IN THE EAST END OF LONDON

We held our AGM at Queen Mary’s on Friday 12 July – an event that seeks to update all staff on the firm’s progress and plans for the future, and celebrate the fantastic work our staff do. The firm was established in 1929 in Aldgate, and...

TV EDWARDS LLP FAMILY DEPARTMENT - NEW JOINT HEADS OF DEPARTMENT FROM OCTOBER

Family Partners Alison Leivesley (current Head of Department) and Maud Davis will be leaving TV Edwards in October 2019. The remaining Family department partners Emma Baillie and Hannah Perry will succeed Alison as joint Heads of the Family Department. ...

Monica Kreel shortlisted for prestigious award

We are very pleased to announce that TV Edwards’ Monica Kreel has been shortlisted for a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award, also known as the “legal aid Oscars”. Monica is a community care and public law solicitor who represents...

Government proposes end to 'no fault' evictions

In the biggest proposed reform to housing law for many years, the government has announced plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions. This would bring to an end the practice of many landlords of serving a section 21 notice to tenants, which allows...

TV Edwards participates in the recent NSPCC's research project

Deborah Piccos, a consultant children law accredited solicitor in our family law department,  has been participating on behalf of SAHCA (Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates) in the research project leading to this week’s publication...

Social Welfare department wins praise

The Social Welfare department is delighted to be highly rated once again in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2018 independent legal directories. In the Legal 500, our housing team is ranked in Tier 2 and we are noted to be a ‘ strong...

TV Edwards family law solicitor elected Vice Chair of SAHCA

We are pleased to announce that Deborah Piccos , one of our senior Children Law Accredited solicitors  was elected as the Vice Chair of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) this weekend. Deborah has had her higher audience...

AGE UK Wandsworth Netball Tournament

TV Edwards sponsored and took part in the AGE UK Wandsworth netball tournament on 30 th September.  They played 5 games winning 3 and losing 2 which was not bad at all considering some players hadn’t played since they were in school!  ...

First Love Foundation - Harvest Collection September

It is amazing to see how many staff members are getting involved with the charity! ...

AGE UK Wandsworth annual quiz

Here is our team at the AGE UK Wandsworth annual pub quiz. We came a respectable 5 th place and had a great night and all for a good cause.  Over £1200 was raised on the night which is a record for this event! ...

Bartholomew - Law Society Gazette Book Review

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Deborah Piccos shortlisted for Family (public) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY’s)  are a celebration of exceptionally talented lawyers who dedicate their working lives to the most vulnerable in society, fighting for access to justice. TV Edwards are incredibly proud of our...

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6th February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. It also sees the launch of the Red Triangle campaign which runs until International Women’s day on 8 March. This is a national campaign to encourage people to provide...

Court of protection finds Brent social services breach human rights

This is a case that raises serious questions about how a local authority tasked with the duty to safeguard adults such as AC, can breach human rights in such a significant and fundamental way. Often adults without capacity need assistance from the council in...

Social Housing and Public Team win praise

TV Edwards social housing and public team win praise The 2017 Chambers & Partners directory has named 6 of our team as notable practitioners, the highest number at any firm within social housing nationwide. TV Edwards continue to buck the trend for...

Further recognition for the family team

The Family team at TV Edwards is delighted with its performance in the independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners. The department as a whole is described as a team offering clients support across a wide range of family issues, including nuptial...

Claire's panel membership

We are delighted to announce that Claire Longland has been successful in her application for the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation, which  covers all types of children law work. Accredited members have to show, to the satisfaction of the Law...

TV Edwards Family Department support charity launch - True Honour

Members of the TV Edwards family team were delighted to attend and support the official launch of the charity True Honour at the House of Commons on 10th October 2016. True Honour is a charity that assists survivors  of forced marriage, honour based...

Denise Ingamells earns key Legal 500 recommendation

TV Edwards's partners and staff were delighted to see long-standing mediator, Denise Ingamells, recommended as a key individual in her field by independent legal directory, Legal 500. Denise was described as cutting "to the chase on legal aid...

Family team earns high rankings

The Family team at TV Edwards was delighted with its recent performance in the independent legal directory, Legal 500. Warm congratulations go to Alison Leivesley,Maud Davis and Hannah Perry, who are key individuals in their field. Alison Leivesley is...

Family Department Solicitors Achieve Resolution Accreditation

T V Edwards are proud to announce that 3 solicitors in the family department have obtained Accredited Specialisms with Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems. ...

Carolyn Taylor shortlisted for Mental Health Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2016

The LALY’s are a celebration of exceptionally talented lawyers who dedicate their working lives to the most vulnerable in society, fighting for access to justice. TV Edwards are incredibly proud of our Carolyn Taylor, head of the specialist mental...

The Queen's Speech - Faster Adoption?

The Queen has today announced the Government's legislation for the year ahead at the opening of Parliament.   There is to be a Children and Social Work Bill. The stated aim is “A Bill will be introduced to ensure that children can be adopted...

The Queen's Speech - Faster Adoption?

The Queen has today announced the Government's legislation for the year ahead at the opening of Parliament.
 
There is to be a Children and Social Work Bill. The stated aim is “A Bill will be introduced to ensure that children can be adopted by new families without delay, improve the standard of social work and opportunities for young people in care in England.”

On the issue of Adoption the briefing paper states that the Bill will  endure 'courts and local authorities take better account of a child’s need for stability up to the age of 18 when making decisions about their future.'

The link to the briefing paper is here: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/queens-speech-2016-background-briefing-notes

Here at TV Edwards we will be closely monitoring the Bill's progress to ensure that we continue to offer clients the most up to date and expert advice in cases where adoption is considered.