The legal aid cuts are a dismal failure

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November 20, 2014 3 comments

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It’s become something of a theme on my blog over the last year, but it cannot be stated enough: the cuts to legal aid have been a dismal failure. A new National Audit Office (NAO) report reveals that there has been a shocking 89 per cent rise in family law cases involving children where neither…

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Staying the course for contact

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November 6, 2014 0 comments

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Applying for contact with a child can be a slow and difficult process (I realise that ‘contact’ now comes under child arrangements orders, but for the sake of simplicity in this post I am using the old terminology). I recall on many occasions whilst I was practising having clients who could not see the need…

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High Court allows woman to change her sons’ surname

November 6, 2014 0 comments

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A mother of three year-old twins has been allowed to change their surnames after their father began blogging about the family’s acrimonious split. In Re F, the parents in question had married in 2013, before separating in April last year. The children had lived with their mother since the split and had seen their father…

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One million visitors & the popular posts of 2013

December 29, 2013 0 comments

Here on the Marilyn Stowe Family Law & Divorce Blog, 2013 has been a bumper year. I am delighted to report that this month we reached a significant milestone: one million visitors and counting. Not bad for a law blog – or indeed, for any blog! I would like to thank everybody who has contributed…

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Stowe Family Law Confidential: our new tumblr

May 20, 2013 0 comments

Yes, Stowe Family Law now has its own tumblr! With new offices opening and solicitors joining us, our tumblr is a way for our growing team to keep up-to-date with events and developments from elsewhere within the firm. At the same time it is there for everyone to read, from clients past and present to…

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The Blawggies 2010

September 1, 2010 0 comments

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When I arrived back in the UK yesterday, I was surprised and delighted to discover that the Marilyn Stowe Family Law & Divorce Blog has been shortlisted for a Blawggie. Organised by Michael at Law Actually, the Blawggies 2010 are the UK’s first publicly nominated awards for legal blogs (“blawgs”). The shortlist includes categories for…

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