Charged with a criminal offence?

14th February 2019

What you need to know about Criminal Law For many people being accused of a criminal offence is most likely an unfamiliar and highly stressful situation. Whether you’ve been accused of shoplifting or your business has been associated with fraud and other illegal wrongdoings, it can be a scary and unpredictable time for everyone involved. […]

Will Brexit stop my divorce?

13th February 2019

Question: I will have been separated from my husband for 2 years in April 2019. We had been married for 5 years before we separated. We were married in the UK and both still live in the UK. I had previously taken legal advice about applying for a divorce and when I had discussed the […]

Cris McCurley on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

8th February 2019

You may have read about the new draft Domestic Abuse Bill. Family Law expert and Ben Hoare Bell LLP Partner Cris McCurley has been speaking about her views on the draft Bill and how this may impact victims and organisations. Among other things Cris has recently spoken to the Legal Action Group magazine. She was […]

First FGM Conviction in the UK

7th February 2019

On Friday 1st February 2019 a woman become the first person in the UK to have been found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). The case involved a Ugandan woman and her Ghanaian husband who took their three year old daughter to hospital with severe bleeding following what they claimed to be an incident where […]