3 May 2021
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3 May 2021
Safeguarding studentsSexual allegations within a school, college, or university involve sensitive issues which are often complex and are commonly mishandled by the relevant institution leaving vulnerable students on both sides of a complaint open to the potential of serious consequences and reputational ruin.
7 April 2021
Five things you need to know if you are separated and want to take your children on a holiday abroadWith many of us eager to go on holiday abroad as soon as circumstances permit us, Eleni Habib answers some commonly asked questions about separated parents taking their children abroad.
3 March 2021
5 most common divorce questions and answers dealt withFacing a divorce can be a truly stressful period in one's life. Thus it is completely reasonable for a person to have quite a few questions about the process as well as what to expect at the end of it.
16 February 2021
European Arrest Warrant post BrexitThe European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a simplified system for extradition between the EU Member States and up until 31st December 2020, the UK had the ability to apply for an EAW in order to have an individual returned to the UK to face prosecution or for the purpose of enforcing a custodial sentence.
4 February 2021
Criminal trials during Covid-19: my first experience of the Nightingale CourtsIn September I started a trial. An actual criminal trial. One that was listed for 6-8 weeks with multiple defendants in a pandemic at a Nightingale court.
3 November 2020
COVID-19: business as usual for BlackfordsAll of the partners of the firm are still working. In addition we have a team of key workers supporting us across all offices. We continue to take instructions from existing and new clients.
30 September 2020
3 key things to consider before proceeding with a divorceAlthough the breakdown of a marriage is more often than not an unhappy event, the process of divorce and arranging finances as a result of separation need not necessarily be an unhappy experience in itself.
1 August 2020
Child Arrangements and CoronavirusDealing with shared parenting and children visits to your ex-partner is not easy – and the coronavirus has created new problems. The most important thing is to continue trying to look after your child’s best interests.
3 July 2020
Health & Safety Prosecution – Abuse of Process RulingHSE v. STONEHAM CONSTRUCTION LIMITED, H J BENNETT LIMITED, NIGEL BENNETT, RYDE DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION LIMITED and NEIL HARRISON
8 June 2020
Statement regarding HRH The Duke of YorkIn January 2020, Blackfords LLP were commissioned to support HRH The Duke of York in his desire to provide cooperation to the US authorities regarding the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, should those authorities request his assistance.
13 March 2020
HMRC application for an Account Freezing Order (AFO) successfully defeatedNaureen Shariff, together with Benjamin Waidhofer of Foundry Chambers, successfully defeated a ‘with notice’ application by HMRC to freeze a bank account holding a credit balance of just under £250,000.00.
5 February 2020
Bank Accounts Frozen? Don’t Let it Go!In a follow up to our Unexplained Wealth Orders Article, Daniel Cundy and Naureen Shariff explore Account Freezing Orders (AFO) introduced under the criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017).
5 December 2019
Our Law Team Solved an Account Freezing OrderDaniel Cundy and Naureen Shariff together with Benjamin Waidhofer of Foundry Chambers successfully resisted an application for an Account Freezing Order under section 303Z1 POCA 2002 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
20 November 2019
Non-molestation Order ProtectionAre you or your children victims of domestic violence? Then you might be looking for a non-molestation order. Why? Because the challenges of leaving an abusive partner cannot be underestimated.
24 October 2019
How To Sort Out The Arrangements For Your ChildThe breakdown of a relationship is rarely absent of pain and high emotions. We, as your mediation solicitors, know this perfectly. For whatever the reason your relationship has come to an end, there will often be strong feelings towards...
19 October 2017
Changes in the Banned Sports Substance List?The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) constantly reassesses which drugs fall under its banned substances category