Windrush Compensation Scheme Claims

The Government announced the launch of the Windrush Compensation Scheme in April 2019. The Home Office Department has said up to £200 million will be available for victims of the scandal. At Mullenders our expertise can help you claim compensation under the Windrush scheme, and we will handle your claim from start to finish personally.

 

Have you been affected - Who can claim?

 

If you are Commonwealth citizen who think you may have suffered loss due to the behaviour of the UK authorities in not recognising your lawful right to live in the UK you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

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Minimising the impact of conflict on children

Conflict can have some serious long-term effects on children. Studies have shown that it’s not the separation or divorce proper that has an impact, but rather the conflict stemming from it that often has a detrimental impact on their well-being.

 

Resolution members and the team at Mullenders are committed to reducing conflict, agreeing to a non-confrontational way of working that puts the best interests of children first
The current law says, unless you have been separated for 2 years with consent, or 5 years without, you have to divorce on the grounds of adultery or behaviour. In 2016, the majority (60%) of divorces in England and Wales were granted on adultery and behaviour.

 

Divorce is always difficult, but having to show fault can increase the conflict between the couple and make it more difficult to sort out child and financial arrangements. 71% of the population agrees that no fault divorce is urgently needed to protect the long-term interests of children.

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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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