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Benussi Brunch – Jessica Bagley Q&A

Last week we caught up with our very own Jessica Bagley. We had virtual brunch and asked some questions that would allow our clients and followers the chance to get to know her a little better. 1. What is your role within the business? I am a paralegal, I assist the solicitors with whatever they

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No-Fault Divorce: Ending The Blame Game!

What is a No-Fault Divorce? End The Blame Game! “But we’ve just grown apart” For centuries, the divorce laws in England and Wales have been based on fault. Divorcing couples find themselves being advised that unless they want to wait at least 2 years to start divorce proceedings (generally not financially feasible or advisable) one

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Escaping Abuse During Lockdown

Escaping Abuse During Lockdown As the country’s lockdown measures were announced, immediate concern set in for the victims of domestic violence, trapped with their abuser, with no escape. Crucial time away from violent and controlling partners – whilst at work, on the school run – was taken away overnight.   At the peak of the

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How Have We Adjusted To Remote Family Court Hearings?

Since the first lockdown the family courts have been operating as best they can remotely. Whilst not perfect, the system in private cases is working relatively well and everyone is adjusting to the new normal. The majority of hearings are being heard by telephone, although more in-person final hearings in contested Children Act and Family

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Turning a Blind Eye Could Cost You …

If you think that it’s better to sit in your relationship, pretending nothing is wrong, and your partner isn’t having an affair, then think again.  Every day you spend in an unhappy relationship that doesn’t have a future, is more money for your spouse to have off you in a financial settlement. And sooner or

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