Six year-old ‘should be returned to Northern Cyprus’

February 17, 2017 2 comments

children and divorce

A six year-old boy should be returned to Northern Cyprus, the High Court has ruled, despite an acrimonious relationship between his parents. In D v D, the father had applied for the boy’s  return, against the opposition of the mother. The parents married on the Mediterranean island in 2009 and the boy, ‘D’, was born…

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Charity calls for male domestic abuse shelter

February 17, 2017 0 comments

family law

London needs a safe house for male victims of domestic abuse, a charity has insisted. Official statistics revealed there was an 80 per cent increase in the number of police reports from men claiming they were victims of abuse over a three-year period. In 2012, only 9,245 reports were made to the Met Police but…

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Egyptian women ‘most likely to hit husbands’

February 15, 2017 3 comments

family law

Egyptian women are the most likely of any nation in the world to be violent towards their husbands according to UN findings. Crime statistics from the North African nation show not only slapping and hitting but also the frequent use of household implements during violent outbursts, including belts, pins, shoes and pots and pans. Family…

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DWP figures, pensions and more

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February 10, 2017 1 comment

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A week in family law A husband who complained that the court failed to have sufficient regard to his ex-wife’s delay in applying for a financial remedies order has had his appeal against the order dismissed. In the case Briers v Briers the parties were divorced in 2005, but the wife did not issue her…

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Hampshire agencies praised for domestic violence work

February 3, 2017 0 comments

domestic abuse

Frontline agencies involved in work with victims of domestic abuse across Hampshire have been praised by inspectors. A joint inspection conducted by the Police, the Probation service, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found “strong” work in the field, particularly in the protection of children, by social workers and other professionals involved in related work….

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False accusations of domestic violence: what can you do?

January 27, 2017 10 comments

family law

ASK A FAMILY LAWYER Each week, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  A senior solicitor based in our Harrogate office, Theo Hoppen, tackles this week’s topic. “My ex and I are currently going through an acrimonious divorce and I was alarmed to hear that she has now accused me of…

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