News & Events

Our solicitors are regular commentators on new developments in the industry, and changes in the law.

Recent articles include…

July 2018

What next for divorce? We consider Owens v Owens

The Supreme Court has dismissed Mrs Owens’ appeal in the recent case of Owens v Owens and many family lawyers join those calling for a ‘No Fault’ divorce option for couples wishing to divorce amicably but what does this mean in practice? Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and have two adult children.  Over […]

February 2018


The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has announced that if you applied to register a power attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017 you can claim part of the application fee back. Brain Chase Coles made many applications on behalf of clients to register powers of attorney over this period. We are […]

January 2018

Could your divorce be ‘unfinished business’?

For many people going through a divorce or dissolution, the aim is to get the ‘Decree Absolute’ or Final Order, confirming that the marriage or Civil Partnership has ended but how many realise that this does not end the financial claims?   In fact, until the Court dismisses these claims, either one of the divorced […]

December 2017

Making Christmas work for separated families

The Christmas season is a time of fun and too many mince pies but for many people, it can also be difficult, especially if you are trying to make arrangements for your children to share time between their Mum and Dad as well as aunts, uncles, grandparents and distant cousins.  This might be your first […]

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