The child care issues all single parents should be aware of

Single Parents’ Day takes place each year on 21 March.  Simply put, it is a day set aside to applaud the hard work that goes into raising children as a Read more…


Posted on Mar 21st, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Further protection for victims of emotional abuse

On 29 December 2015, under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, a new criminal offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships came into force. Read more…


Posted on Feb 22nd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Many victims of domestic violence should get family legal aid: but do they?

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and, consequently, many people have found themselves without access to family legal aid. Read more…


Posted on Feb 8th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Civil Partnership: A modern alternative to marriage for heterosexual couples?

The media reported this week that a couple have begun a legal battle at the High Court against the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships. Civil partnerships, which Read more…


Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Could an error on a court form mean the re-opening of historical divorce settlements?

A version of the financial disclosure form (Form E) – which was previously available on the HMCTS website – contained an error in its automatic calculator software. It is likely Read more…


Posted on Jan 13th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson’s Family Law team ranked in Legal 500

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Lyons Davidson’s Family practice has been listed in the Legal 500. Legal 500 analyses and ranks the performances of law firms around the world on their performance. In this year’s Read more…


Posted on Sep 18th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Missing child case of Ethan Williams: breaches of Family Court orders can have serious consequences

By Iona Phillips, Partner, Advoca Iona Phillips, partner in Lyons Davidson’s specialist child law division Advoca, represented Andrew Butt in relation to the case involving the missing child Ethan (3) Read more…


Posted on Jun 15th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson family law partner involved in new Child Abduction Lawyers Association

This autumn, a group of international child abduction lawyers, including Lyons Davidson’s Head of Family department Philippa Morgan, held the first meeting of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA). CALA Read more…


Posted on Nov 27th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson Family Law Solicitors attend Association of Lawyers for Children conference

Iona Phillips and Donna Cummins of Advoca, the specialist child and domestic abuse division of Lyons Davidson’s family law team, attended the 25th annual conference of the Association of Lawyers Read more…


Posted on Nov 25th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Sponsored head shave in support of Lyons Davidson employee and Cancer Research UK

Philippa Morgan

Lyons Davidson Family Law Partner Philippa Morgan’s secretary Leigh Ann has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. To support Leigh-Ann and to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Read more…


Posted on Jan 28th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson