Charlotte Talbot

Posted 03rd March, 2015 by

A lawyer group has issued a set of strong criticisms of family law and those in government who have repeatedly ignored calls for reform. Resolution, a family law specialist group consisting of lawyers and professionals in family dispute resolution, have issued a manifesto of problems and proposed changes to whichever government is created after this… Read more »

Posted 20th January, 2015 by

New legislation on domestic violence will make it illegal for the first time in Britain to exercise coercive or controlling behaviour over an individual. This will cover behaviour to control the actions of an individual or partner that is not necessarily exercised in a physical way, such as emotional manipulation and financial control. Similar laws… Read more »

Posted 23rd December, 2014 by

Public Health England (PHE), the government agency tasked with protecting and improving the nation’s health and wellbeing, has recently launched two new initiatives to tackle sexual harassment and domestic violence in universities and workplaces. This is in response to growing concern about the prevalence of such incidents and the research findings of several different investigative… Read more »

Posted 17th December, 2014 by

Now that the festive season is in full swing, many people will be looking forward to letting their hair down at the office Christmas party. However, while a celebration is a great way to boost staff morale by rewarding staff and giving everyone a chance to bond, the office party also has the potential to… Read more »

Posted 14th December, 2014 by

In the recent divorce case of American Hedge fund tycoon Christopher Hohn and his wife Jamie Cooper-Hohnwhich, the largest divorce case to be decided in the English courts a High Court Judge has decided against a reporting restriction which means everything in the case is to be made available to the public. The couple have… Read more »

Posted 12th December, 2014 by

A father who suffered devastating injuries when he was run over by a car transporter has been awarded a six-figure sum in compensation. David Ritchie was working as a HGV driver for Autologic when the accident happened, on 1 February 2012. He was among several other drivers who were loading cars onto large transporter vehicles… Read more »

Posted 09th December, 2014 by

Christmas can be the toughest time of year for separated parents and their children. Someone, be that Parents, siblings, or grandparents will undoubtedly feel they are missing out on seeing a loved one at such a special family time of year. Agreeing who spends time with the children at Christmas can be challenging. Family Law… Read more »

Posted 25th December, 2013 by

A BUS company that failed to grit its car park has paid out £130,000 in compensation after a bus driver slipped on ice. The Unite Member was a bus driver employed by Go North East, working from their Gateshead Depot. In the harsh winter of 2010, he slipped on ice in the work’s carpark. Go… Read more »

Posted 21st December, 2013 by

Last week the heath secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called on each of us to look at how we treat our elderly relatives. He said that the loneliness endured by many elderly people, many of whom live in care homes or sheltered accommodation, was “shameful.” Some may find this a little galling coming from a government whose… Read more »

Posted 15th December, 2013 by

A DELIVERY driver who was left disabled after breaking his ankle at work has won a payout from his employer. Walter Kitch loved his job delivering eggs across the North East, but he was left devastated after breaking his ankle on ice when his boss failed to put grit down. He was forced to take… Read more »

Posted 03rd December, 2013 by

In the recent case of Tufail v Riaz (2013) EWCH 1829 (Fam) Mr Justice Holman, High Court Judge, has highlighted the effect of legal aid cuts on the legal system and the impact on the family court. The case concerned a contested divorce. The wife who was the Petitioner in the case was residing in… Read more »