Charlotte Newman

Charlotte Newman is a trainee solicitor in the Stowe Family Law Leeds office.

She completed her legal practice certificate in 2014, receiving distinctions in all subjects. She graduated from Leeds University in 2013 with a first class honour degree in law.

The top seven divorce myths

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December 28, 2015 3 comments

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I started my career at Stowe Family Law as a trainee solicitor this time last year. Having now been at the firm for a full 12 months, I have been able to gain a wealth of experience by working closely with my colleagues on their cases and meeting with clients on a daily basis. Christmas…

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Cohabitation vs the law

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July 16, 2015 6 comments

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During the course of divorce proceedings, the Family Court is authorized to make certain financial orders. Under Sections 21-25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Court, on granting a decree of divorce, can make awards for maintenance, lump sum payments, property and pensions. However, Section 28(3) of the Act places a condition on upon…

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Legal aid and access to justice

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December 23, 2014 2 comments

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Having access to justice is undoubtedly a crucial feature of a fair judicial system. However, cuts to legal aid have resulted in people being denied their equal right to justice. It has become increasingly evident that within the family law sector vulnerable people are left feeling that the legal system has failed them. They are…

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