Proposed Cuts to Legal Aid

Many more people than the Government has estimated will be affected if the proposed cuts to legal aid become reality. Research be the Legal Action Group shows that “the government’s prediction that 502,000 people would lose access to civil legal aid had ‘grossly underestimated’ the impact of its cuts, putting the true figure at more […]

Mediation for all separating couples

The Government announced yesterday that all divorcing couples who have a dispute to resolve around children or finances will be required to attend an assessment session to determine whether mediation would be appropriate before any applications to court would be allowed. You can read more about the proposals here. At Higgins Miller we are strong believers […]

Katie Price and Peter Andre’s Children Dispute

Peter Andre is understood to have issued court papers seeking ‘custody’ in respect of his and Katie Price’s children; Princess and Junior. Yet to be confirmed by Andre’s agent it is thought that Peter has made an application for the residence of both children following shocking allegations that Princess was burnt during a recent holiday […]

Mediation

At Higgins Miller  Solicitors we have always been committed to resolving your case in the best way possible for you and your circumstances. That can be done in lots of different ways such as face to face negotiation, letters and phone calls between solicitors and, sometimes, court. We have always been committed to mediation: the […]

Legal Aid

We are concerned about the effect of the proposed changes to legal aid, especially on more vulnerable members of society. Below is an article from the Guardian which sets out some of the concerns that we share.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/dec/26/legal-aid-cuts-hit-women-justice

Changes to Legal Aid

The government has published a consultation about changes to legal aid. The changes that are suggested would mean that some areas of advice such as children disputes, divorce and financial disputes which are currently covered by legal aid would no longer have funding available except in much more limited circumstances. This would result in our […]

Child Maintenance

The government has today announced changes to the child maintenance system. At the moment this is only a consultation so nothing is going to happen immediately. The proposals are based around encouraging separating parents to agree arrangements. That happens in quite at lot of cases already but anything that encourages this happening more should be a […]