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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 […]

Inheritance and divorce

In an article last week the press association reported that many parents have become reluctant to leave money to their married children in case they get divorced. Read the full article here. One way that this may be resolved is if pre-nuptial agreements become enforceable in English Law. At Higgins Miller we can offer advice […]

The Dangers of Facebook

We have noticed a significant increase in cases which involve facebook. It has cropped up in cases about children and divorce when a client has discovered something about an ex-partner on facebook and has then brought this to us as evidence of their behaviour. This has been the topic of a recent article in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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