How to Find a Good Family Law Attorney

When you need a lawyer you need to take your time and find one that will be able to handle the type of case you have. Not all lawyers practice family law, and not all lawyers will represent all types of family law cases. When you need a lawyer to help you with a matter of family law you are more than likely going to be emotionally stressed by the situation you are in. Do not allow your emotions to cloud your judgment. Research the law firms in your area…

A Family Law Specialist Can Help Protect Your Rights

Many relationships are involved in family law, which can include interactions between wife and husband, children and parents, and even domestic partners. Although these relationships are of a personal nature, there are laws in place that govern the boundaries of personal relations and provide necessary legal intervention. Many issues that arise from adoption, domestic violence, and divorce situations call for individuals to hire a professional and experienced family law attorney to protect their rights. It can be extremely frustrating, hurtful, and stressful to have to deal with a legal matter…

Overview of Family Law Issues of Child Custody, Guardianship and Wills and Successions

The world of family law is very different than just about any other type of legal practice. One of the major differences is that unlike dealing with many of the business related areas in which lawyers practice – family law can get personal. These family attorneys regularly deal with issues such as divorce, child custody and support, unforeseen deaths, wills and successes. These are areas of our lives which invoke strong emotions and are not always easy to deal with. Child Custody The issues of child custody and guardianship are…

(In)Visibilities in Fact and Fiction @ANU_Law

Margaret Thornton and Heather Roberts, both of ANU College of Law, have published Women Judges, Private Lives: (In)Visibilities in Fact and Fiction at 40 University of New South Wales Law Journal 761 (2018). Here is the abstract. Once unseen, women are now visible in increasing proportions on the bench in common law courts, although this reality has generally not percolated into fictional worlds, where ‘the judge’ is invariably male. Fiona, cast by Ian McEwan as the protagonist, in The Children Act, is a notable exception. In the novel, McEwan directs…

Bam on Defending Judicial Speech @UMaineLaw

Dmitry Bam, University of Maine School of Law, has published Seen and Heard: A Defense of Judicial Speech at 11 Liberty U. L. Rev. 765 (2018). Here is the abstract. Judicial ethics largely prohibits judges from engaging in political activities, including endorsing or opposing candidates for public office. These restrictions on judicial politicking, intended to preserve both the reality and the appearance of judicial integrity, independence, and impartiality, have been in place for decades. Although the Code of Conduct for United States Judges does not apply to the Supreme Court,…

Crime Fiction and Global Spaces, Georgetown Unversity, March 7-10, 2019 @ACLAorg @thomgiddens

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Assocation) 2018 Seminar Proposal: Crime Fiction and Global Spaces  Georgetown University, Washington DC, 7-10 March 2019  Organizers: Patrick Deer, New York University (patrick.deer@nyu.edu), Andrew Pepper, Queen’s University Belfast (a.pepper@qub.ac.uk) The transnational “turn” in crime fiction and studies of the genre has produced a new understanding of the complex interplays between crime, policing and security. Just as crime is increasingly understood as a transnational phenomenon linking spheres of production and consumption across discreet national territories, policing now constitutes a set of networked activities connecting internally-facing police forces…

My London Home to rebrand as Stirling Ackroyd

The lettings book of My London Home which was acquired by Stirling Ackroyd in March, will be absorbed into the Stirling Ackroyd portfolio and rebranded this Autumn. Consisting of nearly a thousand managed properties, the portfolio spans from Fulham, the Royal Borough through Westminster, Nine Elms, Southbank, Tower Bridge and into Docklands. The rebranding process is currently underway and will take full effect between the end of October and early November this year. Nick Dunning, MD of Nick Dunning Associates, said: “Stirling…

Calls for the government to root out criminal landlords

David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association, has welcomed the publication of the University of York’s report on private rented housing and called on the government to make full use of their powers to combat rogue landlords. David had this to say: “We welcome today’s report which the RLA contributed to. Whilst the Government’s own data shows that 84 per cent of private tenants are satisfied with their accommodation, no one should have to face living in sub-standard accommodation. With…

Buyers in Cambridge almost £1m better off than renters

New research from Countryside has revealed that residents in Cambridge would be better off by up to £958,227 on average over 25 years if they bought instead of rented a typical property. Researchers compared the lifetime gain or loss of someone renting a property to the lifetime gain or loss of buying an average home. Because buyers will own an asset once they have paid off their mortgage, this is creating a remarkable divide between buyers and renters, leading to a property divide whose…