Author: Fiona PawseyFiona has been practicing family law for over 12 years initially as a Legal Executive and then subsequently as a solicitor. Fiona is a trained collaborative solicitor, as well as a Resolution Panel Member. She is experienced in advising clients going through divorce or family breakdown, including financial settlements and disputes over children, in particular complex contact and residence issues. In addition to family law Fiona also deals with litigation, property transactions and residential Conveyancing

EU cross-border maintenance

The European Maintenance Regulation comes into force across all 27 member states on 18th June 2011. The intention is for maintenance creditors to be able to obtain a decision in one member State which is automatically enforceable in another without any further formalities such as registration.

Legal Aid Cuts and GAP Insurance?

I spotted an interesting article on CityWire the other day discussing whether the Legal fees insurance, which many of us have attached to our household and other insurance policies, could perhaps, take the place of Legal Aid in certain cases and therefore fill the “GAP”.


Mediation has been available for some years, and is a form of dispute resolution that can help people negotiate, and reach agreement in respect of their differences  regarding their children, or how to divide their finances. When successful, mediation avoids the need for costly, and stressful court proceedings. Until now, it […]

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