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  • 4 March 2015

    Employment update: Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Our popular annual employment update breakfast is taking place from 7.45am on Wednesday 18 March 2015, at Barnham Broom Hotel (Honingham Road, Barnham Broom, Norwich NR9 4DD). Read more

  • 20 February 2015

    Judge rules children taken to the UK should be returned to Australia

    The case concerned a deceased English woman who had married an Australian man a decade ago; their children aged 8 and 7. Read more

  • 9 February 2015

    Sperm donor given parental responsibility

    A father has parental responsibility if he is married to the child’s mother, or named on the birth certificate (from 1 December 2003). Parental responsibility can, however, be granted by the court and in the case of JB v KS, the judge made a parental responsibility order in favour of a "sperm donor". Read more

  • 27 January 2015

    Competition Law: Can I stop my goods from being resold on websites such as Amazon or eBay?

    The short answer is yes but only in very limited circumstances and only where such action is not driven by a desire to impose a minimum resale price. However, many manufacturers are seeking to impose restrictions that would unlikely be upheld should they come before the courts. Read more

  • 27 January 2015

    Corporate update 2015 – Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

    As promised in our last article, we have been tracking the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill's ("the Bill") progress and can now report that the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published a provisional implementation plan dealing with the company provisions of the Bill. The key dates are as follows: Read more

  • 26 January 2015

    Parental Responsibility: What does it mean and who has it?

    What is parental responsibility? All mothers and most fathers have legal rights and responsibilities as a parent, known as parental responsibility. Parental responsibility gives parents rights to make important decisions in their child's life. For example, naming the child and agreeing to any change of name; choosing and providing the child's education; agreeing to a child's medical treatment; the child's religion; and disciplining the child. If a parent has parental responsibility for a child they do not have contact with, the parent with whom the child lives has a duty to keep the other parent up to date about the child's wellbeing and progress. Read more

  • 22 January 2015

    Steeles Law family lawyers join Resolution

    We are pleased to announce that two of our divorce law practitioners, Amanda Owens, Solicitor, and Emma Alfieri, Chartered Legal Executive, have both been accepted to become members of the family law group Resolution. Read more

  • 14 January 2015

    What is divorce or family mediation?

    In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the number of couples attending family mediation in an attempt to avoid a bitter court dispute. This is following a drive from the Government in recent years to try and deter couples from going to court and instead to deal with matters in a more conciliatory and less confrontational way. Read more

  • 5 January 2015

    The New Year Divorce Peak – 10 Practical Tips

    It is a sad reality that the New Year brings about a peak in separations and applications for divorce and dissolution of civil partnership. Read more