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Accidents will happen – What to do if your child is injured and it was someone else’s fault.

April 23, 2022

Christopher Mason, with over thirty years’ experience in dealing with Personal Injury matters, explores some of the issues when children are involved. It is...

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At last – no-fault divorce is here.

April 6, 2022

Denise Head celebrates the long-awaited reform and gets ready for a surge in applications as the new rules come into force As of today,...


Bates Wells & Braithwaite Solicitors Ipswich continue support of Kesgrave Community Centre Networking Event

March 7, 2022

We are happy to continue with the sponsorship of the monthly networking events organised by and held at the Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre...


Why moving out does not mean losing out in domestic abuse divorce

February 28, 2022

Denise Head and Scott Emsden explore some of the misconceptions around what happens if you leave the family home, especially if your reason for...

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Good Divorce Week 2021 – can there be such a thing as a “good divorce”?

January 7, 2022

In this article (first published in Families Suffolk in January 2022), Denise Head examines Resolution’s “Parenting through Separation Guide” and the concept of a...

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COVID-19 vaccines for children: What happens when parents can’t agree?

November 1, 2021

As first written for Families Magazine, Denise Head’s article explores “COVID-19 vaccines for children:What happens when parents can’t agree?” Read full article here.

House For Sale? Choosing the right law firm will make all the difference when buying and selling your home

August 1, 2021

Benn Hagger, residential property specialist at Bates Wells & Braithwaite Ipswich, explain why. Moving house is a life-changing event. It can be stressful, perhaps...

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Probate fees to rise to tackle family jurisdiction services deficit

July 12, 2021

Under proposals published this week, fees to apply for a grant of probate will increase from £155 and £215 – for probate professionals and...

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At last – the end of the Blame Game.

June 24, 2021

As first written for Families Magazine, Scott Emsden’s article explains “why we need to take “fault” out of divorce so that separated couples can...

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