Family Solicitor Vacancy

Family Solicitor with 5-10 Years PQE Required.   Higgins Miller Solicitors are a specialist family law practice located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. We are a dynamic & thriving practice that continues to grow. We offer a productive yet personal working environment with a strong support atmosphere. The Role The focus of the role will be […]

National Adoption Week 2017

The adoption process by its nature is a complex and specialist area of law. It is the legal process through which someone gains care and legal responsibility for a child with the consequence that their parent losses their parental responsibility for the child. Adoption can only be achieved by an application to court and subsequent […]

Brief Marriage – Equal Division of assets in divorce

A Court of Appeal ruling today means that couples who have experienced a short marriage are no longer entitled to an equal Division of assets in divorce. Energy trader Julie Sharp has won an appeal to reduce the payout that her ex-husband receives, her successful argument being that a short marriage should not equal half of […]

Divorce from the EU

Today the Prime Minister has sent the letter formally triggering Article 50 which will begin the process of leaving the EU. It is expected to be a long and complicated process with many different issues which will require detailed and extensive negotiation. It has been referred to in the media as like a divorce process, […]

Celebrity divorces

Celebrity divorces are always big news in the media, making the divorce process especially difficult for all those involved. Former Spice girl Mel B has announced her divorce from her husband of 10 years Stephen Belafonte. She filed papers in court in Los Angeles on Monday this week. She has in the paperwork requested joint […]

Wife allowed to make claim after 20 years

The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince underlines the need for divorcing couples to sort out their finances even if they have no money. The couple separated and divorced 20 years ago. They had one son and no money having lived a new age traveller lifestyle Ms […]

Important Legal Aid Changes April 2013

From 1st April 2013 Legal Aid will change significantly. In most areas of private family law legal aid will no longer be available regardless of financial circumstances.  There will be some limited exceptions to this, principally: Applications for injunctions for protection from domestic violence. Cases where the applicant is the victim of domestic violence, to […]