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Legal reform is looking at protecting the vulnerable but could digital progress have the opposite effect?

October 30, 2023

Zoe Southgate, Head of Private Client at Bates Wells & Braithwaite Ipswich considers proposed reform and the challenges ahead for lawyers specialising in wills,...

Child Support (Enforcement) Act 2023 targets parents who won’t pay child maintenance.

August 8, 2023

Scott Emsden, the Bates Wells & Braithwaite partner with a specialist focus on children & social care, welcomes the new law which gives the DWP...

MyBump2Baby Podcast – Scott Emsden talks about the law and procedure governing domestic abuse

June 23, 2023

Bates Wells & Braithwaite partner Scott Emsden talks to MyBump2Baby founder Carla Lett in this podcast exploring domestic abuse, how to recognise it and...

When families fall out over your wishes – and you are no longer around to sort it out

June 21, 2023

Christopher Mason, Bates Wells & Braithwaite’s Head of Dispute Resolution and a specialist in contested wills and estates, explores how ensuring your will is...

Coercive control in relationship break-ups – how the law is changing to provide better recognition and protection

May 9, 2023

Bates Wells & Braithwaite partner Scott Emsden, a specialist in family law issues, explores where we are in terms of the law and coercive...

Legal advice for you & your family

February 23, 2023

Providing legal advice for you and your family – but what does that really mean? Managing Partner Denise Head explores the legal terminology around...

House For Sale? Choose the right law firm.

January 17, 2023

House For Sale? Choosing the right law firm will make all the difference when buying and selling your home. Natasha Price and Tomasz Burchan,...

Government rejects reform of rights for cohabiting couples

November 17, 2022

Government rejects call for immediate reform of legal rights of cohabiting couples A report published in August by the Women and Equalities Committee called...

A Happy & Safe Child: The Importance of Child Protection Law

October 21, 2022

A Happy & Safe Child: The Importance of Child Protection Law Bates, Wells & Braithwaite Family Law specialist, Denise Head highlights the importance of...

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