Edward Hayes Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty lawyers have seen a large increase in work following nationwide instructions from Newcastle, London and Southampton court of protection cases involving deprivation of liberty and family disputes. The families of those deemed to lack capacity often have to deal with difficulties in accessing and consenting to the provision of healthcare and community care services. Disputes can occur when decisions are made by families or public sector providers

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Divorce/dissolution civil partnership and separation are never easy but with an estimated 42 per cent of marriages now ending in divorce, according to the Office of National Statistics, there are many couples experiencing the same pain and challenges. Although the ending of any relationship will be highly personal to the couple involved, often the issues that they face will be common to most separating or divorcing partners. Particularly where there are children involved, the need to handle these

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It’s the stuff of nightmares – being falsely accused of harming a child. But while the professional’s focus is on the alleged perpetrator, those around the parent/carer often have no idea what to do to help their loved one under these terrible circumstances. As hopeless or worrying as the situation may seem, there are many ways you can help and support someone accused of causing a non-accidental injury to a child. 10 ways to support someone accused of harming their child Remain calm

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Family Law Team secures not guilty verdict at Portsmouth Magistrates’ court for client charged with a domestic assault.

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Edward Hayes’ team of Hannah Smith and Family Law Team achieve not guilty verdict before Portsmouth Crown Court for a client charged with using a knife in dangerous circumstances.

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