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New Office now open!

January 25th, 2016 in General

Our new Office is now open!

85 Darlington Street Wolverhampton WV14EX

Divorce ruling: Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil win appeal

October 15th, 2015 in General

Two women who say they were misled by their ex-husbands and should get more money in their divorce settlements have won their Supreme Court fight.

Alison Sharland, who accepted £10m in her divorce, and Varsha Gohil, who got £270,000, say the men hid the extent of their wealth when the deals were made.

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Will Aid November 2015.

October 7th, 2015 in General

We are participating in Will Aid 2015 - for a reduced fee you can make a will with us and the fee will get donated to charity - contact us for more information.

Diversity Statistics

October 1st, 2015 in General

Sharratts Solicitors Ltd Diversity statistics. This information is based on a sample from the 100% of our workforce that resonded to our diversity survey.

PDF : http://www.sharratts.com/pdfs/sharratts%20diversity%20statistics.pdf

Police given advice on spotting domestic abuse patterns

September 21st, 2015 in General

The new College of Policing guidance is designed to help officers prosecute without relying on victims' evidence.

It also advises senior officers about the need for specialist staff to deal with cases of abuse and ensure victims receive the best possible support.

David Tucker, from the college, said a change...
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Consultation on new FPR 2010, Pt 3A—vulnerable witnesses and children

August 18th, 2015 in General

Family analysis: The Family Procedure Rules Committee (FPRC) has made recommendations arising from the final report of the Vulnerable Witnesses & Children Working Group (VWCWG). A consultation has been opened on proposed changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) regarding vulnerable witnesses and children, in particular a new Pt ...
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Free Telephone Consultation

January 28th, 2015 in General

We now offer free 30 minute telephone consultation in respect of family and private client matters. 

Moving to New Premises

December 18th, 2014 in General

We are pleased to announce that we are moving to new premises from 2nd January 2015. We will be based at 81 Wergs Road,Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 9BP, DX 18038 Codsall

We will be closing the office at Rock House at 5pm on 22nd December 2014 and will re-open at 81 Wergs Road at 9am on the 2nd January 2015.

Family law reform: the impact on clients

August 29th, 2014 in General

Family analysis: Grant Howell, partner in the family law team at Charles Russell, discusses how the recent reforms have affected his practice.

What are your views on the quantity and pace of recent reforms?

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Family law reform: the missing pieces

August 29th, 2014 in General

Family analysis: Fiona Wood, family practice group leader at Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, discusses how the recent reforms have affected her practice.

What are your views on the quantity and pace of recent reforms?

 

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Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: August

August 29th, 2014 in General

The August issue includes:

whether judge erring ruling out alternative family placement - Re P (a child) (care proceedings: placement with non-UK resident family) [2014] EWCA Civ 888, [2014] All ER (D) 138 (Jul) whether judge should have recused herself - Re K (a child) (removal from jurisdiction: committal for...
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President’s views on more reform

July 22nd, 2014 in General

Family analysis: Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, told a press conference at the Royal Courts of Justice that the time has come to consider whether uncontested divorces where there are no children should be taken out of the courts. The most senior family judge in England and Wales also suggested it was time to legislate for...
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Criminalisation of forced marriage: taking it underground or to bringing perpetrators to justice?

July 22nd, 2014 in General

On 16 June 2014 it became a criminal offence to force another person to marry against their will, a crime punishable by up to seven years imprisonment. The new criminal offences will sit alongside the existing civil legislation, namely for forced marriage protection orders (FMPOs).

There is no requirement for a FMPO to be in ...
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Surrogacy News

June 30th, 2014 in General

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2014/2121.html

Let’s keep up the pressure until we know Meriam is safe and free

June 27th, 2014 in General

26 Jun 2014 — The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind of news surrounding the case of Meriam Ibrahim. On Monday, a Sudanese appeals court ruled that she should be set free, and that they charges she was facing -- arrested and sentenced to die for not being willing to give up her Christian faith or renounce her marriage to her...
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Watch the FGM rose video and share it with #FGMrose

June 26th, 2014 in General

Please watch the video from the link below

http://www.plan-uk.org/because-i-am-a-girl/fgm-rose/?utm_source=Communicator&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Rosevideourl1&utm_campaign=Don%E2%80%99t+put+this+off

£2 million of support available for adoptive families

June 26th, 2014 in General

Over £2 million of new funding is being made available today to help adopted children settle into their new families by accessing crucial support services.

Ten councils across the country will use the new money to test drive the new Adoption Support Fund, giving families better access to essential therapy services as and when...
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Don't execute Meriam Yehya Ibrahim for being Christian

June 2nd, 2014 in General

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese mother, doctor and Christian, has been sentenced to flogging and death unless she recants her Christian faith. She was 8 months pregnant when she was arrested and has now given birth to a baby girl. Her baby and her two-year-old son are with her in prison. Please, join the international community in asking Sudan ...
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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death after marrying for love

May 28th, 2014 in General

A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved.

Nearly 20 members of the woman's family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high...
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Privatise child protection services, Department for Education proposes

May 27th, 2014 in General

The Government are planning to privatise child protection services. Family Lawyers will already know how limited family resources are. This will of course have an impact on the most vulnerable in society, with profit being taken, resources will only reduce further! 

The proposal from Michael Gove's Department for...
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Case Studies

May 27th, 2014

Just a quick “Thank You” again to Jane Swancott and the team for fighting my daughter’s corner in the Hague Convention case a few years back. We will forever be in your...

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