BBC One’s ‘The Split’ vs reality

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April 26, 2018 5 comments

family law

At 9:00pm on a Tuesday evening, after eight hours in Court, what could possibly make a family lawyer sit down to watch a BCC drama about divorce and divorce lawyers? Because last night that’s exactly what I did, watching the first of six episodes of “The Split”. “Coals to Newcastle” and “Busman’s holiday” and similar…

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Legal history makers

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February 22, 2018 1 comment

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On Monday 19 February I attended a unique event. It was the inaugural award ceremony for History Makers, which is organised by the University of Law and held at their Moorgate campus in London. The History Maker awards were presented to Cherie Blair CBE QC and to James Libson, a Partner at law firm Mischon…

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Lawyers are good for children

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December 18, 2017 7 comments

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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 32 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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