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April 18, 2023
Mandatory mediation means increased protection from disputes for children

A Cheshire-based solicitor has welcomed government plans to transform family law by increasing the protection of children with the introduction of mandatory mediation. The new proposals will mean that arbitration must take place for low-level cases before any court visit to prevent minors watching a potentially harmful dispute between their parents. As a result of […]

April 12, 2023
Expert advice can prevent unwanted delays and increased divorce costs

A Cheshire-based family law solicitor believes seeking expert advice is a must during a disputed divorce to avoid unwanted delays and increased costs. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that there were 113,505 divorces granted in England and Wales in 2021, up from 103,592 the previous year. Unreasonable behaviour was […]

February 21, 2023
Family law solicitor shines spotlight on children’s mental health and wellbeing

A Cheshire-based family law solicitor believes that creating a safe and supportive environment is key to improved mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Week was ‘Let’s Connect’, which focused on making meaningful connections to help improve wellbeing. The awareness week was launched in 2015 by […]

December 5, 2022
Focusing on your child is the greatest gift of all at Christmas for separated families

A Cheshire-based family law specialist feels that focusing on what is best for the child is key to an amicable Christmas when parents are separated. According to the latest figures released by the Government’s Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) using the Family Resources Survey (FRS), there are 3.6 million children from 2.3 million separated […]

November 18, 2020
ONS data shows biggest rise in divorces since 1970s

The latest data on divorces in England and Wales released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown a huge rise in divorces – the biggest since the Divorce Act came into force in 1972. The number of divorces registered in 2019 was 107,599 for opposite sex couples, and 822 for same-sex couples. This […]

August 26, 2020
Cheshire family law solicitors hit the 'gold standard'

A leading Warrington law firm’s family department has secured two further additions to the “gold standard” of practice. Gill Lacey and Amy Jones of Watsons Solicitors have received accreditation to sit on the Law Society Children Law Panel after demonstrating required level of competence and knowledge in representing clients in Children Law proceedings. In doing […]

August 13, 2020
Double joy for Lauren as she joins leading Warrington law firm permanently

A newly-qualified solicitor has secured a permanent role at a growing Cheshire law firm. Lauren Singh joins Watsons Solicitors after completing her two-year training contract with the Warrington-based company and will split her time between the employment law and family law departments. Her appointment further bolsters the firm’s ever-growing team of young solicitors as it […]

July 9, 2020
Revolutionised divorce process helping Cheshire law firm deal with surge in enquiries

Vital digital changes in the divorce process is helping one Cheshire law firm handle a significant increase in enquiries. Watsons Solicitors are finding an increase in enquiries from individuals seeking support for a range of family matters following the relaxation of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. Enquiries regarding divorce have seen a particular increase and […]

June 8, 2020
Legal partner talks COVID-19 and community on radio station

A partner at a leading Warrington law firm has appeared on a local radio station to talk about the impact the coronavirus is having on the legal world. Danny Hudson, a partner at Watsons Solicitors also discussed on Radio Warrington’s Business Bites programme the importance of the firm’s community work. Adaptations have been made with […]

April 28, 2020
Wills and Probate advice during COVID-19

A Cheshire-based wills and probate firm of solicitors has provided advice and guidance for people updating or preparing new Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney during COVID-19. Watsons Solicitors, based on Bold Street in Warrington, is adhering to government guidelines and has introduced telephone and video conferencing as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

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