The first working day after the Christmas and New Year break has come to be dubbed by the media as ‘Divorce Day’. This is the day when, as they remind us every year, more people call a Solicitor to talk about divorce issues than at any other time.
In a ground-breaking initiative that will be trialled by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) from next spring, divorcing parents could find themselves losing custody, or being denied contact with their children, if they attempt to poison them against their former partner.
Our quiz evening, which took place on Thursday 16th November 2017, in aid of our Charity of the Year, Grove Cottage, was once again a great success!
We have been shortlisted for the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards in the category of ‘Best Contribution by a Regional Firm’.
We are thrilled to announce that we have once again achieved excellent rankings in the latest Chambers and Partners. The directory ranks the best lawyers following in-depth research and has done so since 1990.
Great news! We have been successful in being shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Private Client Awards 2018, in the category of ‘Family Law – Solicitor of the Year – UK’, ahead of the results announcement on 9th November 2017.
This year’s Legal 500 directory results showcase the exceptional talent Attwaters Jameson Hill has to offer its clients.
We are delighted to announce that we were awarded Medium / Large Business of the Year in this year’s Harlow Business Awards, which took place on 5th October 2017.
With over 100,000 couples divorcing every year, many families go through a challenging and upsetting time, and this is especially true for children.
Experts agree that in most cases, children benefit from having a relationship with both parents. This is recognised in Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that a child has the right to maintain contact with its parents in the event of separation, unless this is incompatible with the child’s best interests.
Many new parents find themselves juggling work with childcare, and it's often the mother who shoulders much of the burden. While maternity leave is a well-established right that is widely taken up, paternity leave is less well understood and fewer organisations offer more than the statutory norm. Meanwhile, shared parental leave still causes some confusion amongst parents and employers alike.