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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...

TV Edwards Amy Beales Elected Youngest Councillor Epping Forest District Council

TV Edwards Solicitors are incredibly proud of Amy Beales, paralegal in our private client team, who was recently elected as Loughton Residents' Association councillor,  the youngest ever member of Epping Forest District Council. Aged just 21, Amy...

Family Department Welcomes New Solicitors

T V Edwards are delighted to welcome solicitors Emma Baillie and Mandeep Gill to the family department Emma Baillie joins the department as a partner and heads up the family finance and dispute resolution team. Emma will add her technical expertise and...

TV Edwards LLP press recognition in a care case

Deborah Piccos  of TV Edwards LLP acted on behalf of four children through their Children’s Guardian in care proceedings involving a Local Authority. This was a complex case and was heard by the Designated Family Judge of East London....

Court Considers Failure to Comply with ABE Guidelines

In Re W; Re F (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1300, [2016] All ER (D) 59 (Jan), the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal against findings of sexual abuse, holding that no court could have reasonably found that the father had abused any of...

Complex and lengthy Criminal Trials

On 3rd March 2016 JUSTICE published an important report into Complex and Lengthy Criminal trials.  Members of TV Edwards Serious Fraud & Regulatory department contributed to this report with Anthony Edwards being a member of the working party and...

Rights of Women successful in the Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal rules Legal Aid requirements for victims of domestic abuse are invalid    Some of the changes brought in by the Government ( 1 st April 2013) requiring victims of domestic abuse to provide ‘supporting documents’...

Funding Legal Fees

Marriage is a partnership and people conduct their own in many different ways.  A common agreement is that one will adopt the role of provider, again this may be for a number of different reasons, if they have children say and it is agreed that one will...

Legal aid lawyers: Defiant and optimistic, as always

On 9 October 2015, the Young Legal Aid Lawyers ( YLAL ) once again joined the Legal Aid Practitioners Group ( LAPG ) for their annual conference in Birmingham, this year called: 'Legal Aid: The Future'. In spite of the severe cuts to public funding...

Non-disclosure and setting aside of consent orders

To enable parties to reach an informed agreement as to how the assets of the marriage are to be divided between them, the matrimonial ‘pot’ must first be ascertained and valued.  For an agreement reached to be binding it needs to be recorded...

Fee for issuing divorce proceedings to increase to £550

The fees for issuing divorce proceedings are set to rise to £550 from £410 as announced by The Ministry of Justice on 23 July. The same fee applies to applications for a decree of nullity or, in the context of civil partnership, for a dissolution...

Gallagher-Appleton divorce reporting restrictions judgment

Neutral citation number: [2015] EWHC 2689 (FAM) Case No: FD13D04383 In the High Court of Justice Family Division 28 September 2015 Before: Mr Justice Mostyn (Petitioner) Between: Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher (Respondent) and (1) News Group Newspapers...

Publish and Be Damned ? Gallagher-Appleton divorce

See judgement  here Scandal mongering is nothing new. In December 1824, the publisher Joseph Stockdale wrote to the Duke of Wellington: 'My Lord Duke, in Harriette Wilson's Memoirs, which I am about to publish, are various anecdotes of...

New notice requirements for private landlords

From 01 October 2015, a number of new requirements will come into force  for landlords seeking to end tenancies by serving Section 21 Notices. The changes are as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015 and the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and...

Divorce ends a marriage but not the couples financial claims

Everyone wonders what they would do if they were to become a millionaire!  If you had not concluded financial claims on divorce then the first thing an separated or ex-spouse would likely do is make a financial claim!  Such a scenario is not just...

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.