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The Relocating with Children Checklist

28 November 2018

Looking to relocate with your children after separation or divorce? Make sure you've ticked everything off the list. Tatiana Amdur provides the ultimate checklist for relocating with children after separation or divorce. 

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How to get a refund for your LPA fee

21 February 2018

Josephine Russen explains how you can apply for a partial refund from  the Office of the Public Guardian if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney between April 2013 and April 2017.

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Hospital Managers Hearings

10 May 2017

By virtue of Section 23 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) most detained patients are entitled to apply to the Hospital Managers to be discharged.  

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An Introduction to Section 117 Aftercare

20 April 2017

This is the first in a series of articles, explaining the help and support you can receive from section 117 aftercare. This first article will offer a brief overview of section 117 aftercare.

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Court of Protection: P is for Participation

6 March 2017

It may be argued that in practice there is little participation from P – adults who lack, or may lack capacity in relation to certain issues – in court proceeding regarding their health, welfare or deprivation of liberty, and that this may appear inconsistent with human rights standards.

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Hope for victims of domestic violence

24 February 2017

"Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that all too often remains hidden. That's why we're determined that no victim will be turned away from the help they need, at the time they need it.” says Sajid Javid, Communities Secretary.

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Gaslighting

21 October 2016

Simona Obadia looks into ‘Gaslighting’- a rare but extreme form of domestic violence.

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Mind The (Legal) Gap

10 May 2016

Loretta Orsi-Barzanti, Head of Private Family Law at GN Law discusses how the Legal Aid Agency’s cuts have affected family law. 

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GN Law Open Evening

28 April 2016

Last night students from the University of Law joined us for a chat and a drink at our 2A Lodge Lane office. 

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To Pre or not to Pre (Nup)

12 April 2016

Loretta Orsi-Barzanti, Head of Private Family Law at GN Law discusses the 'Top #9 things to think about when you are about to tie the knot.'

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Adoption and Europe

16 September 2015

Following on from Donald Galbraith’s informative video about Adoption, Sally Wilkes has a closer look at the recent case law concerning Adoption and European Law. 

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Receptionist Wanted

12 August 2015

A superb opportunity has arisen for a receptionist with excellent organisational skills to join the team at GN Law.

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Adoption

22 July 2015

In our new video series from our Family and Divorce Law Team Donald Galbraith explains adoption. 

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Social care is at a crossroads

5 June 2015

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has prepared a report on budget cuts for this year. ADASS calls on the government to “protect essential care and support services to our most vulnerable citizen”.

 

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Mapping The Manifestos - Health & Social Care

3 May 2015

What are the political parties' plans for the health and social care sector should they be elected? Maria Nicholas, director and solicitor at Guile Nicholas, explores the pledges of the major parties in an interview with Lexis Nexis.

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Pre-Hearing Examinations – A Patient’s Choice

1 May 2015

Patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act and apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) may undergo a pre-hearing examination.  The examination is conducted by the Tribunal doctor who interviews the patient and also reviews the patient’s medical records.

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Wyatt and Vince

31 March 2015

Following the widespread coverage of the Supreme Court decision in Wyatt and Vince, many people, both practitioners and clients alike, have been left with questions about the impact of the case on matrimonial financial proceedings.

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Mental Health - Time to talk

13 February 2015

February 5th 2015 was ‘Time to Talk day’.  This was a campaign set up by ‘Time to Change’ which is led by charities including MIND and Rethink Mental Illness. 

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Winterbourne View: two years on

5 February 2015

On 29 January 2015, the Department of Health published a report on what progress has been made against tackling abuse of the vulnerable and elderly following the horrendous situation uncovered at Winterbourne View care home in 2012. The question is, has any real progress been made?

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Access to Justice?

19 January 2015

Legal aid application process ‘functions as a barrier to access,’ says President of the Family Division.

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Paralegals Wanted!

3 July 2014

We are currently recruiting paralegals for our Mental Health and Housing departments. The position is based at our North Finchley office.

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Access to Justice?

19 January 2014

Legal aid application process ‘functions as a barrier to access,’ says President of the Family Division.

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