Family Law

  • Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Legal 500 hat-trick for THIRD year running

    Leeds-based law firm Emsleys Solicitors is celebrating after being ‘recommended’ in three categories in the prestigious league table of national law firms: the Legal 500, for the third year running. This year also sees Emsleys feature a… Read More

  • Without Prejudice - Same Sex Families

    In recent months we've witnessed various stories come to light regarding same sex families and equal rights. Earlier this year, Ireland voted YES to same sex marriage, and not long after the U.S. followed. Both decisions were met with… Read More

  • What does Shared Care actually mean?

    The Children and Families Act came into effect in 2014. It emphasizes that both parents of children have equal status as parents following the breakdown of their relationship with one another. The Act was felt by some likely to lead to an… Read More

  • Same sex families: Legal facts you need to know

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 changed the law on the rights of same sex parents, creating new rules for parenthood for lesbian and gay couples. If you are a same sex couple and are thinking about having a baby, whether… Read More

  • The Regulation of Surrogacy Agreements

    Two surrogacy cases have hit the national headlines in the past week, adding to the increase of reported cases in this highly complex area of family law. The number of emerging cases perfectly demonstrates the diversity of modern families.… Read More

  • Children of same sex families

    Sir Elton John and David Furnish, one of the first same sex couples to marry in December 2014 and who have two children born through surrogate IVF, have criticised comments made by those in the fashion industry that such children are… Read More

  • Divorced mothers are told by Judges they must find work

    The recent case in the Court of Appeal of Tracey Wright, the ex-wife of Newmarket race horse surgeon Ian Wright, is the latest in a line of authorities where Judges have made it clear that if a husband is ordered to pay money from income to… Read More

  • Coping with separation in the New Year

    Along with gym memberships, cases of separation and divorce surge in the early part of the New Year. The theory for this surge is simply that people think just get through Christmas and make a fresh start in the New Year But unlike… Read More