Tag: Family law

Meet the family lawyer turned fashion designer

Violetta Onishchenko swapped mediation for macramé, and tells Legal Cheek about leaving the law to pursue her dream

Jun 27 2023 9:13am

From police sergeant to law lecturer — and a spell as a solicitor along the way

ULaw academic manager Lee Benham has advice for career changers

Nov 30 2022 12:50pm

Elite law firms unite to help victims of domestic abuse secure protective injunctions

'DARA' is staffed by pro bono lawyers from Travers Smith, Debevoise, Gibson Dunn, HogLovs, Latham, Reed Smith and Slaughters

Feb 15 2022 9:14am

Ayesha Vardag in cardigan shame

'Diva of Divorce' rocks knitted apparel in promotional post on firm website -- despite advising staff to steer clear

Sep 29 2020 12:14pm

Falling through the cracks of the furlough scheme — a NQ lawyer’s perspective

'I feel I have effectively been forced out of the profession', a junior family solicitor writes

May 28 2020 9:18am

Family barrister becomes one of the UK’s first hijab-wearing judges

Raffia Arshad wants ‘to make sure the sound of diversity is heard loud and clear'

May 27 2020 11:33am

4 steps to a successful career change to law

ULaw’s Suzanne Hutton draws on her experience as a solicitor and careers coach

May 26 2020 1:43pm

XX v Whittington: Another nail in the coffin for the Surrogacy Act?

Bar student Callum Reid-Hutchings analyses Lady Hale's last ruling

Apr 17 2020 11:48am

Love Island 2019 champ Greg O’Shea says he wants to specialise in family law

Limerick law grad snubs post-Island influencer lifestyle

Dec 18 2019 11:31am

Why one barrister quit her job to become a successful restaurateur

Nisha Katona had been practising for 20 years

Apr 12 2019 8:44am

Ayesha Vardag: From pregnant magic circle trainee to £845-an-hour Queen of Divorce

High-flying family lawyer reflects on incredible life in candid interview

Feb 5 2019 8:47am

Why we need to reform the archaic law of surrogacy

It has remained fundamentally unaltered for over 30 years

Dec 13 2018 10:41am

Does the law adequately protect victims of domestic abuse?

The government should devote more resources to legal aid for victims, says Warwick law student Rodney Dzwairo

Sep 10 2018 12:55pm

Benefits for widows case: A progressive decision by the Supreme Court

Landmark ruling could allow an unmarried mother-of-four to claim a widowed parent's allowance

Aug 31 2018 11:00am

Film review: The Children Act

'I loved the quiet and careful cameos by those unseen people who make our legal system work', says barrister and writer Sarah Langford

Aug 28 2018 10:49am

Is now the time to end the divorce ‘blame game’?

Supreme Court decision in Owens v Owens rasies important questions

Aug 5 2018 6:29pm

Owens v Owens: Has the time finally come for a ‘no-fault divorce’ system?

Wife must remain in unhappy marriage, Supreme Court rules this week

Jul 27 2018 12:13pm

Is Brexit the reason we don’t have a no-fault divorce law?

The law as it is leaves a lot to be desired

Nov 2 2017 11:12am

Chief Justice: Family courts in ‘crisis’

Retiring Lord Thomas says something must be done on public law cases

Sep 8 2017 10:43am

The demise of family law? Courts now ‘largely inaccessible’ and ‘unintelligible’, says court president

As solicitor is lambasted for ‘extremely serious professional errors’ in complex child abuse case

Aug 31 2017 9:29am

‘It should shame us all’: Why Charlie Gard’s parents were not entitled to legal aid

Government’s destruction of public funding budget takes spotlight

Jul 25 2017 11:50am