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Alan Larkin’s Siaro tool unveiled at Resolution National Conference

Family lawyers attending last week’s Resolution National Conference were among the first in the legal profession to get a hands-on experience of the new Siaro legal software. Designed by Family Law Partners’ Director Alan Larkin and Siaro technical lead Jon Sayers, the tool allows lawyers to securely capture client information on divorce and separation cases

What happens to my pension if I separate or divorce?

Anyone going through a divorce or separation will know that it is a daunting prospect; it is a time of uncertainty and at the forefront of your mind will be arrangements for your children and meeting your immediate housing and income needs. The impact of your separation on your pension provision may not be an

How we support our family law consultants

We understand that making the move from a traditional firm set-up to becoming a self-employed consultant is a big step. As well as being excited about working in a different, more flexible and rewarding way, you may be concerned about leaving some of the comforts behind. When signing up to become a Consultant with Family

Non-biological mother wins international child abduction appeal

Last year saw the Supreme Court making a ruling that the decision of a child’s biological mother to remove the child to Pakistan, without the non-biological mother’s consent, did not cause the child to lose her English habitual residence, and therefore the English court retained full jurisdiction to make decisions about the child’s welfare. Why

Settlement conferences – a knight in shining armour?

Do you have clients who are locked in a bitter court battle over the arrangements for their children? Are you looking for a more constructive way forward, within the court system, without having to put your client through the stress of a fully contested trial? If so, help could be at hand. Pilot: settlement conferences

Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce

Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce. If you are getting divorced in England and Wales, you may be tempted to think that foreign assets –  i.e. those held outside the jurisdiction –  are excluded from consideration when it comes to sorting out finances. This is untrue. On divorce, spouses and civil partners

Innovation: 10 million reasons to give a damn

I have previously written about the desire of Family Law Partners to push the boundaries of innovation and legal practice. I described it in terms akin to “desire” and “obsession” that suggest a clinical condition rather than a business development objective. There is much hype, even within the quiet corridors of lawyers’ practices about innovation