June 22, 2020

We’re Open!

Company News by Paul Dodds Law

It has been over two months since we closed to the public.  Whist we have been closed we have continued to work behind closed doors to assist new and existing […]

June 11, 2020

Domestic Abuse

Company News by Paul Dodds Law

The coronavirus lockdown has seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients seeking advice and protective court orders about arising from domestic abuse. Domestic abuse takes many forms. All […]

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown puts domestic abuse victims at risk

Help & Advice by Paul Dodds Law

Domestic abuse victims are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and need more protection than ever, warned the Law Society of England and Wales earlier this month. “Refuge has […]

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus

Industry News by Hollie Burnham

Update – 24/3/20 We know that even in these difficult times we offer an important service and that you may still need our help. We are still open for business […]

March 23, 2020

Integrated criminal and domestic abuse courts to be trialled

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Special domestic abuse courts where criminal offences are heard alongside family law cases will be set up under a £5 million trial, with more details to be shortly announced by […]

March 20, 2020

Civil and Family courts to go virtual amid Coronavirus crisis – Lord Chief Justice

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice has announced that remote working is to become the norm in the civil and family courts in his latest update on the Coronavirus outbreak. […]

March 16, 2020

Highways England worker awarded £74,000 for sexual harassment

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

A tribunal has awarded a Highways England trainee £74,000 for sexual harassment after her boss sent her semi-naked selfies along with over 2,000 text messages after taking her mobile phone […]

March 13, 2020

Court of Appeal to livestream family cases for the first time

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The government and senior members of the judiciary are to ‘bring the public gallery into the 21st century’ as part of new plans to livestream family court cases following a […]

March 11, 2020

NSPCC reports increase in referrals of children living with domestic abuse

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Child protection charity NSPCC has reported a 25% rise in calls relating to children witnessing domestic abuse. The charity has said that its helpline referred 6,642 concerns about domestic abuse […]

March 9, 2020

DWP ‘shocked’ by its own record on disability discrimination

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

A BBC Panorama investigation has found that the Department for Work and Pensions has lost more employment tribunal cases for disability discrimination in Britain than any other employer since 2016. […]