What is Forced Marriage?
201810.30
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What is Forced Marriage?

All About Forced Marriage Coercing someone into marrying another for some financial or societal benefit is illegal. In April of this year, three young women in Sheffield became subject to Forced Marriage Protection Orders. This case highlights the how embedded this type of offending is in some parts of England and Wales, particularly concerning young…

About the New Sentencing Guidelines for Child Cruelty
201809.28
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About the New Sentencing Guidelines for Child Cruelty

What You Need to Know About The New Sentencing Guidelines for Child Cruelty The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how those guilty of child cruelty offences should be sentenced.  It covers three offences: cruelty to a child; causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm; and failing to…

Shaken Baby Syndrome
201803.05
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Shaken Baby Syndrome

The unlawful death of a child is always a deeply traumatic act and one that shakes any society to its core. For some parents, it represents not only a deeply personal and tragic loss but the beginning of a nightmare. The reality in most murder and manslaughter cases is that the perpetrator is known, and…

201105.09
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Cohabiting couples need to address property issues as new landmark case shows the limits of legal protection

FAMILY Lawyer Neil Grunfeld is urging cohabiting couples to address their property and financial affairs in the light of a landmark case being heard in The Supreme Court. The head of family law at Manchester based Howards & Henry’s Solicitors is warning couples to avoid possible financial and emotional distress by considering Declarations of Trust…