Atkins Hope News

Do I need a solicitor to get a divorce?

Most of us now rely on the convenience of online banking, shopping and communication as part of our daily lives – but what about when it comes to the big things, like getting divorced? With the government now launching a new scheme allowing couples to...

Reaching a financial agreement with my ex-partner - what are the options?

When getting divorced or separating, making a financial agreement with your ex-partner is usually one of the most important practical issues you will need to sort out. While this can sometimes be relatively straightforward, it can easily become complicated...

Useful case law in the need for careful reasons as to threshold (and threshold being fact not hearsay) to be included in judgment on care and placement order

Successful appeal from a care and placement order in which the Court of Appeal found that the first instance judgment should have contained clear and reasoned findings about disputed facts. This was an appeal to the Court of Appeal by a mother against care...

Relationship and Mediation Services

Christmas and New Year can often bring home the real tensions and difficulties in relationships and for many, the New Year is a time to resolve those matters and make a fresh start. If you are considering ending your relationship, specialist family advise is...

Atkins Hope Hosts Lecture Event

Atkins Hope hosted a lecture event in Medway on the subject of Adoption, they were delighted to welcome Dr Derek Kirton from the University of Kent who gave a lecture entitled “Adoption Reform, a triumph for common sense or “manufactured...

Atkins Hope support Absolutely Opera! for Gala Fund Raiser

Atkins Hope were delighted to support Absolutely Opera! at the Gala Fund Raiser for Surrey Law Centre. The event was supported by many luminaries from the Surrey Legal Community and beyond. Glive Studio in Guildford was the venue and the event was...

Jerry Bull hits out at Proposed Legal Aid Changes

Atkins Hope Managing Partner Jerry Bull speaks to the Croydon Advertiser and hits out at the proposed legal aid changes. Although the alterations to Criminal Legal Aid have been headline news, also in the consultation are proposals which will have a massive...

Award Winning Legal Firm Atkins Hope comes to the Chatham area

Following on from Winning the Jordan's Family Law Firm of the Year Award 2012  Atkins Hope, a well-established and nationally recognised Legal Aid firm, whose head office is in Croydon, are now developing their Rochester office to provide a...

Webber v Webber and Others

Atkins Hope acted to protect the privacy and Article 8 Rights of the family of Ms Webber from considerable press intrusion both during and after the Criminal trial of Ms Webber. In a case where Ms Webber had defrauded the benefits system of £350,000...

Atkins Hope Honoured at Family Law Awards

A commitment to safeguarding vulnerable children has led to Croydon-based solicitors Atkins Hope being named as Family Law Firm of the Year at prestigious national awards. The company, based in North End, won the award at the Family Law Awards 2012,...
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