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No Fault Divorce – Two years on from this ground-breaking reform, our Family Law team reflects on its impact on the divorce process

April 28, 2024

As from the 6th April 2022, no-fault divorce law came into effect in England and Wales, meaning that divorcing couples no longer have to...

Rebecca Minns, Private Client Executive, joins Bates Wells & Braithwaite

April 20, 2024

We have recently welcomed Rebecca Minns to the firm as a Private Client Executive. Rebecca joins the team with significant Tax and Trust expertise as...

New UK law could mean that convicted paedophiles are stripped of their parental rights to see their own children

April 19, 2024

The proposed change, which means that convicted paedophiles are stripped of their parental rights to see their own children, comes about as a result...

Experienced practitioner Karen Healy boosts the Residential Property team at Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Ipswich

April 11, 2024

We have recently welcomed Karen Healy to the Residential Property team as a Senior Conveyancer. Karen has been working in residential conveyancing since leaving school,...

Spring Budget money for Family Courts welcome – “every little bit helps” – but general consensus is that this is nowhere near enough to address the extent of the issues

March 12, 2024

Like most family lawyers, the team at Bates Wells & Braithwaite in Ipswich welcomed the Chancellor’s recognition in last week’s budget that the current...

Planning for your future – reach for your dreams but also safeguard against less welcome outcomes

February 20, 2024

Zoe Southgate, partner and Head of Private Client services at Bates Wells & Braithwaite in Ipswich highlights how having a power of attorney in...

Legal Surgery at Kesgrave Community Centre on 20th March and 15th May – no charge but appointment necessary

February 18, 2024

As part of our ongoing relationship with KWMCC, the team at Bates Wells & Braithwaite is happy to offer the Kesgrave community the opportunity...

Looking back at developments in Family Law in 2023

December 23, 2023

As our last Insight of 2023, Managing Partner Denise Head looks back on the last twelve months and comments on some of the changes...

Bates Wells & Braithwaite team don Christmas jumpers in aid of the Suffolk Cost Of Living Surviving Winter Appeal 2023

December 7, 2023

We are once again supporting our local Surviving Winter Appeal. Holding a  Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday,  donations from staff and the firm, are...

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