Family Law

  • Can I get a ‘quick’ divorce?

    Can I get a ‘quick’ divorce?

    Recently, tabloids have asserted celebrities have obtained divorces in six seconds, while TV documentaries have suggested those with marriages breaking down should book into a divorce hotel to sort out their divorce in 48 hours. Is this too… Read More

  • The rise of the internet: What is an online divorce?

    The rise of the internet: What is an online divorce?

    Plans to modernise the divorce process are now in motion. ‘Digital divorces’ will soon enable those looking to separate from their partner to complete the application process online. Earlier this year, the Courts launched a successful… Read More

  • What is a finding of fact hearing?

    What is a finding of fact hearing?

    A new Practice Direction has come into effect once again giving guidance as to when finding of fact hearings should take place. However, what is a finding of fact hearing? If a couple separate and cannot agree on who their children are… Read More

  • Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Emsleys is celebrating after six of its lawyers were ‘recommended’ in The Legal 500 2017 editorial. Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood, Director Natalie Marrison and solicitor John Hutchings have been recommended for… Read More

  • Legal phone-in: Round up

    Legal phone-in: Round up

    Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood returned to the radio on Thursday for BBC Radio Leeds’ legal phone-in. He joined presenter Richard Stead, answering a series of legal queries from listeners – if you missed it, a… Read More

  • Proudly supporting Leeds Frontrunners’ Pride Run

    Proudly supporting Leeds Frontrunners’ Pride Run

    On Saturday 5th August, Emsleys once again proudly supported Leeds Frontrunners’ pride run at Woodhouse Moor. Kicking off this year’s Leeds Pride celebrations, the event was attended by over 500 runners and numerous volunteers.… Read More

  • Wretched and unhappy marriage: not a ground for divorce

    Wretched and unhappy marriage: not a ground for divorce

    In 1973 we entered the European Economic Community, women worked the London Stock Exchange for the first time, there was a spate of IRA bombings and Last of the Summer Wine had its first showing on TV. We wrote letters, smoked heavily… Read More

  • The best way to communicate following separation

    The best way to communicate following separation

    Separating from your partner or divorcing your husband or wife can be stressful enough without a breakdown in communication between the parties thrown into the mix. Tension will already be there for both of you, on top of feeling angry… Read More