August 7, 2019

The government has introduced a new £15m scheme, ‘Supporting Families; Investing in Practice,’ which will help families tackle issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse and addiction.

The overriding target is to keep children with their parents and avoid sending...

February 7, 2019

Nearly half the people in England and Wales still believe in ‘common law’ marriage, with many cohabiting couples unaware of the risks they run if their relationship breaks down.

A survey carried out by the National Centre for Social Research and Exeter University found...

January 31, 2019

Our solicitors Hasan Hadi and Rajan Thandi are delighted to have contributed to 101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children, a new book to help separating parents keep their children’s best interests first. southgate solicitors are a long-term supporter of th...

January 22, 2019

Court agrees divorce settlement of 60-40 in husband’s favour

The High Court has approved a divorce settlement that shares the couple’s assets 60 – 40 in the husband’s favour, on the basis that it was a fair outcome for both husband and wife.

The couple married in May 200...

November 30, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new Legal Aid service to help local families achieve justice and fair settlements, especially in matters relating to children.

The move follows government cuts of £1 billion to the Legal Aid budget over the last five yea...

November 12, 2018

Campaigners have welcomed the government announcement that heterosexual couples

will be allowed to enter into civil partnerships instead of getting married if that’s what they wish.

Civil partnerships provide the same benefits and rights as marriage in terms of tax, inh...

November 7, 2018

The government is drawing up plans to end the ‘blame game’ for separating couples, which often sees one partner accusing the other of unreasonable behaviour to get a quick divorce.

There are currently five reasons for being granted a divorce by the courts: adultery, unr...

November 1, 2018

Our associate solicitor, Antony Wilkinson, has been named as a recommended lawyer for the second time in as many years.

Antony specialises mainly in public law work involving children and families. This includes care proceedings, supervision proceedings and emergency pr...

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