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Divorce Advice – Understanding grounds for divorce

January 17, 2018   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

This article is part of Astle Paterson’s Divorce Advice series. For more guides like this, see our latest news and blogs. As we explained in our previous Divorce Advice article – Can I legally get divorced? – there is in ...

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Specialist Court to be established for financial remedies – President of the Family Division says

January 12, 2018   |   Written by: Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith, Divorce & Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer at Astle Paterson, discusses a pilot scheme for a new Court which will determine issues of financial relief upon divorce. Following the ambition of the Law Society to make a clear ...

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Divorce advice – Can I legally get divorced?

January 11, 2018   |   Written by: Amelia Harrison

This article is part of Astle Paterson’s Divorce Advice series. For more guides like this, see our latest news and blogs. A common misconception is that there is more than one ground for divorce. There is in fact only one ...

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A longer wait for those going through the County Court due to larger numbers of claims

January 8, 2018   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Liam O’Shea, Director, Solicitor and Head of Astle Paterson’s Litigation & Debt Recovery Department, discusses the increase in time for claimants pursuing claims through the County Court. Recently published evidence confirms that the County Court is beginning to feel the ...

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High Court revives a struck-out claim – Rules it is not an abuse of process

January 4, 2018   |   Written by: Fiona Patrick

Fiona Patrick, Trainee Legal Executive in Astle Paterson’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department discusses a recent High Court case with a surprising outcome. The case centres around a Mr Phillip Davies, who had claimed that his boiler, installed by Carillion, ...

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Feeding Those Less Fortunate in Burton

December 19, 2017   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

It was a Sunday afternoon, cold, when Astle’s Practice Manager Sally Wileman looked across at the tired arches of the Burton Bridge. Accompanied by her husband, surrounded by the idyllic chill, what caught her attention the most were the four, ...

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Astle Paterson support St Giles Hospice and raise over £1,600

December 14, 2017   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

Over the last two weeks, Astle Paterson have been one of the many solicitors supporting St Giles Hospice’s ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’. The promotion encouraged members of the community to make or update their Will, while considering the inclusion of ...

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Parent Alienation: Purposefully turning a child against the other parent?

December 12, 2017   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

Justine Woodcock, Chartered Legal Executive at Astle Paterson, discusses CAFCASS’s new guidelines for dealing with cases of suspected parent alienation. Divorce and separation can be extremely stressful and emotional, especially when children are involved. Sometimes, in the process of reaching ...

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The Myth of ‘Common Law Marriage’

December 5, 2017   |   Written by: Paul Walters

Paul Walters, Solicitor and Mediator in Astle Paterson’s Divorce & Family Department, comments on recent research that could spell bad news for unmarried couples. A leading national organisation of family lawyers, Resolution, has reported that two-thirds of couples who live ...

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The Top 5 – Our gems for shoppers in Burton

December 4, 2017   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

Astle Paterson Get Vocal About Local Burton upon Trent is a community we love. That’s why we’re getting involved in the Staffordshire County Council campaign, Get Vocal About Local Burton. It’s an effort to get people in Burton supporting local ...

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