Julian Hawkhead

Julian Hawkhead is Stowe Family Law’s Senior Partner and is based in our Leeds office.

Mediation and consent orders


January 25, 2017 6 comments

child abduction

Along with the decree absolute, consent orders are the traditional end point of any divorce settlement. As the name implies, such orders set out what each party has agreed to, the terms on which they have consented to a financial settlement. Typically they describe precisely how you and your soon-to-be-former-spouse will divide your assets, whether…

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Should you keep in touch with an ex?


September 23, 2016 1 comment

family law

Breaking up is rarely simple. Someone who once shared your life could soon become a stranger. But should exes stay in touch or should they have a complete clean break? That was the question I was asked on BBC Tees this morning by presenter Mike Parr. I explained that there are two different ways to…

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The pros and cons of divorce centres


June 23, 2015 0 comments

Family Law, divorce

Starting next month, HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s official rollout of eleven new ‘divorce centres’ around the country will begin. In practice, however, most of these centres have been operating across the country over the last year. These centres will endeavour to streamline the process of divorce. They will be staffed by legal advisors and…

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