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Are you dealing with the loss of someone you love whilst being responsible for ensuring that their wishes are carried out, even if that means you may be personally out of pocket because of current probate delays?

June 13, 2024

Bates Wells & Braithwaite Head of Private Client Zoe Southgate explores the challenges around current delays in the probate process Let us start with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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