Family | 1st August 2017

How to Behave in Front of Children During a Divorce

During a divorce, the priority should be the welfare and wellbeing of children. Too often we see them used as a pawn in a messy...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family, Residential Property | 2nd June 2017

The Generation Gap

With the election looming, BBC2’s Newsnight recently dedicated a programme to what issues matter to younger and older voters in the upcoming general election.  It...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 13th January 2017

Divorce: who gets to keep the money?

When we are asked to advise a client about their financial claims in a divorce, we must have regard to a series of factors set...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 27th October 2016

Safety checking the school run

The clocks will be going back at 2am on Sunday 30th October, bringing lighter mornings and darker evenings, and parents are being encouraged to take...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 17th May 2016

Why it’s important to get a lawyer involved early when...

Breakdowns in a relationship between a previously happy couple can be testing, stressful and upsetting. No matter the reason for the break up, someone will...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Events, Family | 29th April 2016

#SFLD16

One of our partners in the Family department is heavily involved in preparations for the Surrey Resolution Family Law Day which takes place on 18th...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 22nd April 2016

Children and The Exercise of Parental Responsibility

Two cases have caught my eye this week. Both involve the exercise of Parental Responsibility: one in connection with the choice of name for a...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 4th April 2016

The Archers

As a family lawyer I can’t help but feel dismay at the current story line. I’ve found myself talking to Helen via the radio: get...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 30th March 2016

Could divorces be moving online by 2017?

It seems that everything is becoming digital these days, from the emergence of online estate agents to the transfer of holiday bookings to the internet...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 17th March 2016

Many to be affected by divorce fees hike

Hiking up court fees has been on the political agenda for a while despite lobby groups from across the profession trying to stop it. Quite...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family

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