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Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

Angelo Micciche

Is the end nigh… for no-fault evictions?


The Section 21 Housing Act 1988, “no fault” eviction, when given to the tenant (“served”) in the correct way and giving two clear months to vacate, has for a long time been used by landlords as the most hassle-free and cost-effective way to bring an end to assured shorthold tenancies- which were themselves designed for… Read more »

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what has changed in family law?

What has changed in family law?


Off I waddled, all aglow and clutching gifted babygros and soft toys, in September 2014 to have my first baby. I’d been working as a family lawyer by that point for nearly 15 years and I was ready for a break. Seven years and three babies later it began to dawn on me, as I… Read more »

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what has changed in family law?

We’re separating, why can’t I see my children?


My colleagues and I are so often asked by parents  “Why can’t I see my children?” following separation. They are either not being allowed to see their children or are having their time with them restricted. Dealing first with the law and your “rights” as a parent, please be clear that you have none, at… Read more »

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Could the menopause impact divorce?


Being, as we are, three ladies of … ahem …. a certain age, my colleagues and I have watched, with interest, the recent Davina McCall documentaries regarding the menopause. Most divorces are taking place when women are between 45 and 55. This is just at the time perimenopause begins or menopause takes place, so could… Read more »

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Sure – do your own divorce – but the finances……?


As any interested person might have gleaned from the many press articles of late, there have been some changes to divorce laws and procedure. The reasons that this came about have been widely reported, but one reason not often mentioned is the fact that the loss of general legal aid has meant that many were… Read more »

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End of the blame game – but what if they are to blame?


Much has been made about the new “no-fault” divorces which can be applied for, following a huge change in the existing law, from 6 April 2022. Many family lawyers have long supported campaigns to make these alterations to reflect what we hear back from our clients, which is that they often don’t want to file… Read more »

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