Risk of increased domestic abuse as a result of Covid-19 restrictions

Risk of increased domestic abuse as a result of Covid-19 restrictions

In these unprecedented times of social distancing, working from home, and self-isolation, the news from Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor, Beverley Hughes, that there have reports of abuse linked to the restrictions is perhaps not surprising, but an extremely important alert to vulnerable persons and those charged with assisting them, including Family Law practitioners.  Indeed, one

Coronavirus and My Family Law Hearing

Coronavirus and My Family Law Hearing

Following the Prime Minister’s address on Monday evening and the Lord Chief Justice’s announcement that new trials will be halted in the Crown Court until specific arrangements have been made to ensure safety, what will happen to family law hearings? Thankfully, the President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, Sir Andrew McFarlane

Open for business (remotely)

Open for business (remotely)

I would like to reassure our clients, contacts and friends that Prince Evans remains open for business in these never seen before times of Coronavirus lockdown. The office is now closed, subject to a skeleton staff and all our professionals and support staff are working remotely from home, with full access to our secure systems

Issues facing employers and businesses: Coronavirus

Issues facing employers and businesses: Coronavirus

With UK concern regarding Coronavirus being heightened further over the weekend, Anthony Best, Managing Partner of Prince Evans Solicitors LLP returns to address some further issues facing employers and businesses in his second of two commentaries What if an Employee does not follow Coronavirus hygiene rules?  Employees are obviously required to follow reasonable instructions. An Employer who requires Employees to follow written requirements, such as

My child doesn’t want to see me and I don’t know why?

My child doesn’t want to see me and I don’t know why?

Parental alienation- what does it mean?  The impact of parental alienation following separation has slowly grown increasing prominence in the news and within the family courts.  There is no single definition of parental alienation, but it is now recognised by Cafcass (court appointed social workers) as arising ‘when a child’s hostility towards one parent is

PRINCE EVANS SOLICITORS HONOURED FOR HELPING TO SECURE VITAL FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

PRINCE EVANS SOLICITORS HONOURED FOR HELPING TO SECURE VITAL FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Prince Evans Solicitors of Uxbridge Road, Ealing, has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £1.4M worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.   Ben Davies and the Private Client team at Prince Evans was presented with a gold certificate to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing

Mixed-sex civil partnerships to begin

Mixed-sex civil partnerships to begin

Eighteen months after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the restriction of civil partnerships to gay couples was discriminatory and a breach of human rights, heterosexual couples can now choose to enter into a civil partnership rather than get married.  Section 2 of the Civil Partnership, Marriages and Deaths (Registration) Act 2019 allows “persons who