End of “Blame Game” Divorce

Karen Beevers

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Over 25 years after proposed legislation to end the requirement to provide evidence of “conduct” or “separation facts” the fundamental new changes to current divorce laws will finally come into effect as from the 6th April 2022. The changes are the most significant for 50…

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Financial Assistance towards Mediation Costs

Karen Beevers, Solicitor and Partner at Evans Derry Solicitors

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

The Ministry of Justice has developed a mediation voucher scheme, whereby a contribution of up to £500 per case/family to the mediation costs of a child arrangements case will be offered, encouraging people to seek to resolve their disputes outside of court where appropriate to…

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Welcome Delay for RTA Victims

Julie Bennett, Solicitor and Partner at Evans Derry Solicitors

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

In April 2020 the government announced that the proposed amendments to their plan to increase small claims limit for Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims until April 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its impact on medical, insurance and legal services. The aim…

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Karen Beevers, Partner, Collaborative Family Solicitors & Family Mediator

Monday, 27 July 2020

It is difficult to reflect just how much has changed in the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19, in both the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. If I had been told four months ago I would be conducting mediation sessions remotely from the comfort…

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