Ketley Miller Joels Solicitors
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Ketley Miller Joels Solicitors
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Introducing: The Certainty Project

This new process option combines the certainty and timescales of arbitration, with mediation’s potential for self-determination and constructive negotiation. Along with many other practitioners I have been concerned, for some time now, about the cost and length of time it regularly takes to resolve issues arising from relationship breakdown. The long delays in getting court dates results in information needing to be updated often more than once. Whilst waiting for a case to come on for a hearing (often several months), inevitably issues and matters arise that need to be dealt with, increasing both the financial and the emotional cost…

Hybrid mediation for family disputes FAQ

Common questions answered about using hybrid mediation for family disputes In his recent roadmap for the family courts the President of the Family Division acknowledged that the normal working environment in the courts – which were already struggling to cope before the pandemic – is unlikely to return until the Spring of next year. The closure of courts and the impact of social distancing regulations are resulting in a backlog of cases and significant delays. In light of this, his vision for the future is that all parties, legal advisers and the judiciary should have express regard to all forms…

What Are My Rights to Property after Separation?

Updated March 2020 Separation — whether you opt for a separation agreement or a divorce — can be an emotional time. On top of this, couples need to decide how to split their assets, including money and the marital home. But what are your rights to property after a separation? Deciding who gets the marital home can be difficult to agree on, especially if there are children involved or your name isn’t on the mortgage or rent payments. The matter of rights to property is equally as complicated if a couple isn’t married. If you’ve been in a relationship and…

New Year, New Chapter? A London Divorce Solicitor Can Help You in 2020

For many of us, a new year — or, in this case, decade — is an ideal opportunity to make resolutions and implement life changes. For some, this comes in the form of a divorce. Discover how a London divorce solicitor can help you in 2020. Although there’s no doubt that a divorce can be a very challenging experience, due to both the emotional and financial strain, the end result is something that people in unhappy marriages benefit from significantly. If for whatever reason, your marriage has broken down, divorce offers both you and your spouse a way to begin…

Art and the Law

As an art lover who is also a lawyer. I took myself off to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art for a couple of days to attend their Art and Law course. The attendees were an eclectic group from all over the globe including lawyers, art historians, curators and those attending for personal development. What followed was an action-packed two days. First up was the course director who took us through the intricacies of valuing art and how it was important to be completely clear about the purposes of the valuation. This struck a chord with me as in financial cases…

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