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Back to school: how do co-parents decide?

When schools closed back in March, there was a mixture of both relief and worry amongst parents. Yes, it was the right thing to do for our children’s health and...

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Barcan+Kirby launches Settify, an innovative online tool for family law enquiries

We are excited to introduce Settify, an online questionnaire for family law enquiries. We have been working hard over the past few months to launch Settify, which provides you with...

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Domestic abuse: seeking help during lockdown

According to abuse and violence charity, LWA, domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. However, with the UK now in lockdown...

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How will coronavirus affect my family court case?

Family matters are stressful at the best of times but during these uncertain times, it is understandable that those who are amidst legal proceedings are wondering how COVID-19 will affect...

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What is the impact of coronavirus on child contact?

Over the past few weeks, we have all been inundated with news updates regarding travel to areas that have been affected by coronavirus and many of us are having to...

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Firm news

A new lease of life for our Gloucester Road office

We ended 2019 with the relocation of our Horfield office further down the road to neighbouring suburb, Bishopston. Having been a part of the BS7 community for over 40 years,...

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What’s the difference between a Solicitor and a Barrister?

Ever wondered what the difference is between a solicitor and a barrister? Both are lawyers, however, there’s key differences regarding their training, the work they do (and don’t do) and...

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How do I change my child’s name?

You can change your child’s name at any time, as long as they’re under the age of 16. You don’t have to have a specific or valid reason for doing...

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Less than one month to go: deadline for historic single parent Parental Orders

In January 2019, after much anticipation, the UK surrogacy rules were amended to allow single applicants to apply for a Parental Order for children born via a surrogate. The Human...

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What is family mediation?

Family mediation helps separating couples resolve disagreements in a calm environment outside of court. As well as being less costly, family mediation can also save your family the time and...

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Government ends unnecessary divorce ‘blame game’

The government has today (9th April) announced that it is introducing legislation in England and Wales whereby couples will no longer have to prove fault to get divorced. This new...

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Children’s Mental Health Week

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, we focus on the wellbeing of children whose parents are going through a divorce or separation. It’s well known that children can...

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