Indeed, what about the child? In many cases of separating couples, the children get caught up, whether intentionally or not, in the emotional turmoil between their parents on the breakdown of their relationship. A child of separating parents can feel as if their world has been turned upside down and will experience a range of emotions including a sense of loss, anger, guilt, rejection, insecurity and often find themselves in the position of having to ‘choose’ between their carers. It is important

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A 3 year long multi million pound dispute has been successfully settled after 8 days into a 12 day trial at the Commercial Court of the High Court in London. Jerome Soucek and Christopher Hayes of Edward Hayes LLP have succeeded in obtaining the beneficial settlement for their client (a former Chairman of a mining PLC) who was defending the multi million pound allegations for loss brought against him by the PLC. Andrew Clutterbuck QC, with assistance from Junior Counsel, John Meredith Hardy, succeed

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Christmas is a time for joy and celebration, and for families with children to create magical memories they will cherish forever. But for parents who are in the midst of divorce or separation it can be one of toughest times, with one side facing the prospect of not spending this special day with the children. For separating or divorcing parents, coming to a decision as to who will get to have the children on Christmas Day can be the first big hurdle they have to face and is often fraught with tension

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Young professionals and students are finding that they are faced with a far more challenging environment due to increased legislation and compliance requirements. Maria Monan who has had significant experience in dealing with such cases recently represented a young professional accused of assaulting a child in the work place which was discontinued at the police station. This  complex case involving a student teacher highlighted the general lack of support and paucity of training often given to students,

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How can you be guilty of an offence you did not actively take part in or know was going to happen? Whether you were the person who was holding the gun, the driver of the getaway car or even in receipt of communication from someone involved in the offence at the time of an incident, you can be equally responsible and prosecuted under the joint enterprise doctrine. This allows a number of people to be prosecuted for an offence without the requirement to consider each person’s individual involvement

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