Case Study: Case of MKC-V-A

Denise Higgins, Partner in our Family team, recently represented the mother of five children, all of whom were subject to care proceedings. However the main issue centered around medical issues pertaining only to one child Z. The children were made subject to proceedings following concerns raised by the Health Trust that the parents may be […]

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Grandparent’s Rights

In recent times, grandparents have acquired an increasingly important role in the lives of their grandchildren. The cost of childcare and full time work pushes some parents to seek informal childcare with grandparents. One in three working mothers have help from grandparents whilst almost two thirds of all grandparents look after their grandchildren regularly. Some […]

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Woodfines Covid-19 Podcasts #2

In our second episode of the Covid-19 updates we look at how the pandemic is affecting child arrangements and the problems faced by buyers and sellers in the housing market with Denise Higgins and Nic Dino.

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Cohabitation during Coronavirus

Couples in the UK were told on 24th March 2020, that they must choose to either live together or not see each other during the coronavirus lockdown. The deputy chief medical officer, Jenny Harries, explained that couples must consider the strength of their relationship and either commit to spending the lockdown period together, or not […]

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Child Arrangements during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Yesterday, 23rd March 2020, the Government announced new measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering the UK to stay at home, except in the following circumstances: 1. Shopping for necessities such as food and medicine; 2. Exercise once a day; 3. Medical need or providing care; and 4. Travelling to or from work if […]

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The Coronavirus fall out: literally!

Coronavirus has had, and continues to have an impact on all aspects of people’s lives around the globe. However, there has been one, more unexpected impact; rising divorce rates. China has reported a steep rise in divorce cases since the outbreak, with the Chinese city of Xi’an seeing a record breaking high of divorce applications. […]

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