Resolution's Awareness Raising Week - Cohabiting Couples

Resolution have recently published the following:-

"This year's Awareness Raising week (27 November to 1 December) will focus on cohabitating couples.

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Doctor Foster

Having admittedly watched Dr Foster on TV recently along with many others, it is perhaps unsurprising a child is at the centre of a relationship breakdown.  Sadly, it is all too familiar with family lawyers.

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Divorce News - Owens v Owens

There has been much in the press of late regarding Mrs Owen’s attempt to overturn an earlier Court ruling rejecting her petition to divorce her Husband. The Supreme Court has decided to hear her appeal which has significant implications for the future of divorce law in England and Wales.

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Deletion of your records from the Police National Computer

The Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly in England and Wales indicate that 1.71 million individuals were dealt with by the Criminal Justice System from April 2016 to March 2017 and 1.43 million defendants were prosecuted.

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Assisting victims through the court process in domestic violence cases

The Association of Chief Police Officers guidance on investigating domestic abuse states that, "Positive action policies should be applied in all cases of domestic abuse to reduce repeat victimisation and protect victims". The robust attitude by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to domestic abuse cases to proceed to prosecutions through the criminal justice system, even if the victim does not want to support this, can of course protect victims by taking the pressure away from them. However, many people, who do not feel the need for government intervention in their intimate relationship, are left feeling powerless.

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Jane Wright - Senior Mediator

Congratulations to Jane Wright solicitor in our Family Law department on being awarded Senior Mediator status by the Family Mediators Association. Jane is also an advanced  member of the Law Society Family Law Panel, an accredited specialist member of Resolution and a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer.

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Angela Piliero joins Mullenders

Mullenders are pleased to announce Angela Piliero a Senior Family Law Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer joined our team on April 29th.

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Driving Licence Saved

One of our motoring clients can look forward to the New Year ahead with his job safe and his driving licence intact. He was charged by police with drink driving after they attended his home to breathalyse him some time after he last drove. His breathalyser reading was over the legal limit but he was frank with police when questioned, he strongly denied any wrong doing, stating he had a couple of drinks at home shortly after driving, and it must be this which took the  reading over the limit.

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