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Legal Aid

We have spoken a lot about legal aid recently. The Law Society has launched a campaign to help members of the public understand what changes are proposed and how they will affect people’s rights to legal aid. You can also sign a petition to add your support to the campaign.

Government’s Proposed Changes to Legal Aid

We are doing everything that we can to resist the Government’s proposed changes to legal aid and we will be submitting our response to the proposals in the next few days. We are pleased to note that people who have received legal aid have been willing to speak out to the Government about their experiences. Read more […]

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 […]

Domestic Violence

We are pleased to see that the Supreme Court has ruled that domestic violence is more than just physical violence. The Court found that domestic violence includes physical violence, threatening or intimidating behaviour and any other form of abuse that, directly or indirectly, may give rise to the risk of harm. We are only too […]

Legal Aid Cuts Could Spark Child Abduction

The concerns that we have expressed about the proposed changes to legal aid are shared by many of our colleagues as set out in this article from this week’s Law Society Gazette. We are worried that we will not be able to assist our clients in circumstances were we currently able to offer quick and […]

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

Katie Price and Alex Reid announce their plans to divorce

Katie Price and Alex Reid have announced that they plan to divorce after marrying in Las Vegas in February 2010. Because they have been married for less than a year they will have to wait to issue divorce proceedings. The law in England and Wales prohibits any divorce petition being presented to the court when […]

Fixed Fee Divorce

Going through a divorce is hard enough but its made worse when you have to worry about the cost of it. That’s why we have launched our fixed fee for divorce scheme. The scheme is designed for undefended divorces proceeding by consent. If you are starting the divorce then our fee is £250 plus VAT* and […]

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 […]

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