Lawyers are good for children

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December 18, 2017 7 comments

family law

Or: we all like to say “I told you so”! Sometimes in life something is so self-evident that you really can’t understand why other people think differently. In such cases it is really satisfying when you come across independent confirmation that you were, indeed, right. The temptation to say “I told you so” can then…

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Vulnerable people ‘must have expert representation’

March 27, 2017 2 comments

Court of Protection

People whose cases come before the Court of Protection must have expert legal representation the Law Society has said. The Court of Protection is a branch of the High Court which makes rulings on behalf of vulnerable people unable to make decisions about their own best interests or welfare due to disability or illnesses such as dementia….

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Divorce & Splitting Up: 10,000 copies sold!

January 30, 2017 0 comments

Marilyn Stowe

Marilyn Stowe’s guide to the legalities of ending a relationship has now sold more than 10,000 copies. Divorce & Splitting Up; Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer was written by Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe to provide an accessible guide to the complexities that surround the end of a marriage or partnership. To celebrate this milestone,…

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False accusations of domestic violence: what can you do?

January 27, 2017 23 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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Response and responsibility

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January 9, 2017 0 comments

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Do not always frown at the inexperienced, for a lack of experience may indicate huge potential. Anonymous I read with great interest Marilyn Stowe’s post the other day My first day in court. Her recollection of her horrendous experience as a newly-qualified solicitor struck a chord, not just with me but also with other lawyers,…

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Will court closures really deliver justice?

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October 18, 2016 10 comments

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In this video I set out my thoughts on a speech given last Saturday to the annual Bar Conference by Lord Justice Ryder, himself once a high-flying barrister. Entitled Raising the Bar: Innovation and global opportunity for a forward thinking profession, it set out the ways in which His Lordship sees the future of British…

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