Changes To Legal Aid Reported As Limiting Resources For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Citizens Advice has reported that changes to legal aid in 2013 have affected the amount of help that 60% of advisers can offer to victims of domestic abuse. The survey across the Citizens Advice network has found that one of the biggest barriers to support for victims is now theRead More

7 Grandparents A Day Seeking Court Orders For Contact With Grandchildren

The Justice Minister, Simon Hughes, has confirmed in a written parliamentary answer that there were 2,217 applications to courts in 2013 – 2014 by grandparents seeking an order to see a grandchild after the separation or divorce of the parents. This works out to seven applications every day, and comparesRead More

Referrals To Children’s Services Increase By Over 10%

Statistics issued by the Department of Education show that during the year 2013 – 2014 referrals to children’s social care in England totaled 657,800 – an increase of 10.8% over the previous year. Data on the source of referrals – collected for the first time – shows that almost 25%Read More

Pro’s Miss Five Opportunities To Stop Domestic Violence

Safe Lives Report Indicates That Victims Suffer For Three Years Research by the organisation Safe Lives shows that victims of domestic abuse are suffering for nearly three years before finally getting help. Of course, this figure is an average, which means that many victims are suffering for longer. During theRead More

Cross border protection for victims of domestic violence

Prior to January 2015, victims of domestic violence faced significant difficulties moving to different EU states and ensuring that their protection order was enforced. These difficulties stemmed from the fact that the protection orders were not recognized between member states. As a result, victims were not fully protected from violenceRead More

Government plans to increase divorce fees scrapped

In an attempt to increase income to the courts, the government considered increasing both the fees for divorce proceedings as well as for commercial proceedings. Fortunately, after reviewing the matter both proposed fee increases have been declined. The reason that neither one of the fee increases were put through isRead More

Statistics show January divorce spike is no myth

Now that the New Year has commenced, divorce lawyers are preparing themselves for a busy few months ahead. Last year, surveys showed that many couples were staying together for the kids. In fact, after the polls were tallied up, it found that one in four people said that they wereRead More

Studies Reveal the Implications of Divorce/Separation to the Workplace

Milner Elledge has been assisting families going through divorce for many years, & offer the cheapest local fixed rates on divorce packages. Milner Elledge also provide mediation services in Romford & Dagenham.  Mediation helps thousands of couples resolve difficult matters such as finance and children. With the current Government fundingRead More

Children’s and adolescents’ mental health service facing serious problems

  Milner Elledge is the best childrens lawyer in Romford & Dagenham offering trained solicitors that are accredited to this area of family law. We can help with Social Services, court appearances, custody cases or any other children’s matters. ————————————– Mental health funding cuts to affect many A report by the Health Select Committee published on 5th November 2014, has warnedRead More

£10 Million to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

The government announced that it will allocate £10 million for women’s refuges in 100 areas of England. The funds will be available for years 2014 and 2015. This measure is part of a global campaign which is meant to eliminate violence against girls and women and facilitate the prosecution ofRead More