private fostering

What is classed as Private Fostering?

In 2000, the country was shocked to the core by the murder of 8-year-old Victoria Climbié. She was privately fostered with her great aunt, who had arranged a fostering agreement with the child’s parents. After this tragic case, legislation was swiftly introduced to stop another tragedy by ensuring that vulnerable children were placed in safe,…

childcare

The question of surrogacy law in the UK

It’s an area of family law that isn’t often discussed in public. Indeed, many people incorrectly think that it’s still illegal in this country. But surrogacy is an accepted practice in England and throughout the UK, as long as it isn’t done for profit. However, in June the Law Commission of England and Wales, along…

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MIAM – what you need to know about family mediation

Family breakups are, without doubt, one of the most stressful and upsetting processes anyone can go through. This is particularly true if there are children involved, and/or the separation is not amicable. Divorce can be a long, drawn-out process that can also hit your finances hard, especially if every communication is done through a solicitor.…

Family Law Team

Grand Opening of our new Family Law Office

Our Family Law Department have been providing expert advice and representation to individuals and families seeking legal assistance in Eastbourne and the surrounding area for almost 30 years.  The new dedicated office space at 21 Lushington Road, with improved facilities for confidential meetings with clients, is just a few minutes’ walk away from our firm’s…