Definitive advice from the head of the family division.

What is gaslighting?

Don’t be afraid to seek help.

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Domestic violence statistics

1 in 4 woman and 1 in 6 men suffer from domestic violence in their lifetime. 3 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner. 30% of all domestic abuse starts or intensifies during pregnancy. 83% of victims do not report the abuse t

I have an awful past but I still want to be a parent to my children – do I have any chance?

There is a presumption in law that both parents have a right to a relationship with their child. However sometimes that person poses such a risk to the child that they should not be allowed to have contact. I’ve been involved with quite a few cases over the years whethe

Some recent client reviews

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Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE We all understand physical violence as being “domestic violence” but the UK government definition is as follows: “Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or ov

RJS Family law signs the Armed Forces Covenant

On Wednesday 10th October 2018 Rachel McGrath of RJS Family Law signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated wi


The Children Act 1989 specifies who the child lives with and how much time they will spend with the other parent. The Court have to consider Section 1 – Welfare Checklist The seven criteria set out in the welfare checklist under s1(3) Children Act 1989 are: 1. The