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Business Continuity Update - 2nd Lockdown

In the light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining the measures previously put in place to ensure that we still continue to keep the highest level of service to our clients and to help to protect our clients and our team.

Ash House office

We remain open for business and the office continues to be staffed by a combination of working from home and operating with a minimum number at Ash House. We can all be contacted directly on our mobile numbers for each team member supplied to our clients, or by the Ash House main number of 0121 770 1221.

As existing clients are aware, meetings are now virtual by phone or Zoom. If you wish to deliver papers to Ash House, please liaise with ourselves first, to save a wasted journey as the main gates may be closed.

Existing clients

Virtual attendances at conferences with Counsel and the Court, as before, are reviewed on an individual basis.

The Court remains open for Hearings. Routine hearings continue to be conducted remotely via telephone or Microsoft Teams.

We are finding that hearings other than routine ones are now likely to be attended in person. Attendance is limited depending on the Court and their Covid-19 plan. In attendance it is likely to be the parties and Counsel or Solicitor (if Counsel hasn’t been retained). If you are represented by Counsel, if possible and subject to arrangement with the Court office, your solicitor will attend virtually.

New clients

As far as new clients are concerned, we offer a first virtual meeting via Zoom, Teams or Skype on the basis that we receive in advance details of the client’s concerns, whether personal, financial, or involving children or any combination of those issues. We find this works well, particularly if followed by a meeting note or an email summarising the advice provided.

For the re-assurance of our clients, all confidential emails will be encrypted and the password information supplied on each occasion. The system we have is very user friendly.

General

Any queries or concerns please give me a call on 0121 770 1221 or email me on [email protected]

As the situation develops we will continue to be alert to government advice and will keep you updated as to any changes in our procedures and plans.

Services

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Arrangements for children during the pandemic

This can cause considerable anxiety and if you require advice or assistance in managing the contact arrangements which are causing difficulty with your former partner please do not hesitate to contact Harpreet.


Certainty or risk

In today’s tumultuous times we find that clients are increasingly wishing to exert control over their futures by way of resolving issues with their former partners and reaching a consensus as opposed to the uncertainty and expense of litigation.

We are fully supportive of this approach and keen to advise on ADR with particular reference to private financial dispute resolution meetings as opposed to hearings.

Please contact us if you feel this is for you.


Bank of Mum and Dad

Recently, the team had considerable success in obtaining a Judgment that an advance of family money in 2011 was a loan and therefore recoverable as opposed to the position advanced by the other side that it was a gift.

Warning! We suggest you always get advice before making substantial advances, for example for house deposits.

The firm is able to assist in all areas of family law and you can read more about the issues most commonly faced by our clients by clicking on the links below:

Marital and Civil Partnership Breakdown

A decision to separate has an enormous impact on our clients and their families.

Children

Arrangements for children can become particularly controversial and problematic following a relationship breakdown...

Financial Arrangements

The questions and aspects which need to be considered when one party is considering divorce...

Agreements

We have experience in advising clients who are looking to protect pre-acquired, family or inherited wealth...

Second Opinion

We have established a reputation in successfully concluding cases for clients coming to us...

Appeals

We have unrivalled experience in relation to Appeals.

Family and Property Protection

It may be that the client feels vulnerable or threatened in the aftermath of a relationship breakdown...

Alternative Routes
to a Successful Outcome

Settlement away from the Court is always encouraged.

Fees and Payment

Transparent fees and billing and fair estimates of anticipated future costs.

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