Journey to Justice: 6th March 2018

6th March 2018

Journey to Justice will be hosting a photographic exhibition called ‘In her footsteps’ at Arch Sixteen in Gateshead between 6th and 31st March 2018. The launch event is taking place on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 6pm. Ben Hoare Bell Partner Cris McCurley will be at the launch event opening the exhibition.

The Traveller Movement National Conference 2017

23rd October 2017

The Traveller Movement National Conference takes place on 24th November 2017. This year the conference is titled ‘Care and Custody: a Social Justice Agenda’. For more information about the event click here. The conference gives a platform to community members, policy makers and service providers to present and discuss their experiences on the issues of […]

Newcastle University Careers Fair

17th October 2017

We will be attending the Newcastle University Careers Fair tomorrow – Wednesday 18th October 2017. This takes place at Newcastle Civic Centre and is open to students between 10.30am and 3.30pm. We are looking forward to meeting students from all backgrounds – the future of the legal profession. Come and visit the Ben Hoare Bell […]

Centre for Women’s Justice: North East Launch Event

4th October 2017

The Centre for Women’s Justice is an important development in the fight for women’s rights, especially around violence against women and girls. Founder Harriet Wistrich will be opening the launch event. The event will bring together survivors, activists, women’s sector groups, academics and others concerned with violence against women and girls to explore with lawyers […]

Northern Pride 2017

24th July 2017

Ben Hoare Bell send thanks and congratulations to Northern Pride committee 2017 for a fantastic Pride that took place over last weekend. The rain earlier in the day did not dampen the spirits with around 16,000 people marching through the centre of Newcastle on Saturday and thousands attending the festivities over the weekend that were […]

Ben Hoare Bell does the Newcastle Legal Walk 2017

17th May 2017

The Newcastle Legal Walk took place yesterday. This is an annual event where local law firms and other organisations walk 10k through Newcastle city centre. This is to raise money for free legal advice charities to help those most in need. Ben Hoare Bell LLP had a team of 9 (including Martha the puppy!). All […]

Annual Domestic Violence Symposium

16th May 2017

The 9th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium is taking place on the 15th June 2017. The event this year focuses on safeguarding victims, reducing risk and changing norms. The event takes place in London and is arranged by the Public Policy Exchange. For further information about the event visit the Public Policy Exchange website. For more […]

North East LGBT Awards – TONIGHT!

The LGBT North East Awards are taking place tonight. We are really looking forward to attending the ceremony this year. The awards are hosted by the Rainbow Foundation in recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO). This takes place on the 17th May. We are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Building a […]

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Seminar

2nd March 2017

The Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (CEJS) are holding their next seminar on Wednesday 29th March 2017. The seminar is entitled “Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – The Potential Impact of Brexit”. The seminar runs from 9.15am to 3pm and will be held on the 4th floor of the Northumbria University […]

International Women’s Day Festival

15th February 2017

Doughty Street Chambers International Women’s Day Festival takes place on Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th March 2017. The theme this year is “What More Can the Law Do For Women?”. The festival involves lawyers, judges, NGOs and others sharing their experience and knowledge to find constructive and practical ways in which the law can be […]

Good Divorce Week 2016

28th November 2016

Divorce Week 2016 This year Resolution’s awareness raising campaign is ‘Good Divorce Week’. This runs from 28th November to 2nd December 2016. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of good divorce and campaign for the introduction of a ‘no fault divorce’ among other things. On Wednesday 30th November Resolution will be holding […]

National Trans Youth Conference 2016

27th October 2016

The National Trans Youth Conference 2016 is taking place on Saturday 12th November. As supporters of both young people’s rights and trans rights we are proud to be involved in this event. Partner Cris McCurley and specialist LGBTQ Solicitor Lui Asquith will be attending and speaking at the Conference. For more details or if you […]

Hate Crime Awareness Week: LGBT Hate Crime

12th October 2016

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 started on Saturday 8 October and will run until this Saturday 15 October. During the week organisations across the country will get involved and raise awareness about hate crime. This year is likely to see a surge in activity because since the EU Referendum result in June, reported hate […]

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2016

10th October 2016

Monday 10 October 2016 marks World Mental Health Day which is observed on the same day every year with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues. The theme this year is “psychological first aid” which covers both psychological and social support particularly relating to people who find themselves in a helping role such […]

Collaborative Family Law Week Day 5

7th October 2016

Day 5 of Collaborative Family Law Week is about being future focused. “What does the future look like for me?” It’s inevitable that divorce will feel like the end of something, but the way you divorce can help you see a way forward and feel instead that you are approaching the start of something new. […]

Collaborative Family Law Week Day 4

6th October 2016

Day 4 of Collaborative Family Law Week is about maintaining dignity. “Is there ever really such a thing as a dignified divorce?” It is said that bad divorces never end; the conflict goes on forever and can affect families and friends – not to mention the separated couple themselves – for years to come. So […]

Collaborative Family Law Week Day 3

5th October 2016

 Day 3 of Collaborative Family Law Week is about keeping control.  “I feel powerless” – how to stay in control of your separation One of the things we hear a lot as lawyers when couples are divorcing is that they feel powerless, and not in control of what’s happening to them. Letting a court decide […]

Collaborative Family Law Week Day 2

4th October 2016

Day 2 of Collaborative Family Law Week is about staying out of court. “I only want what’s fair. But who decides?” If you presented the same information to six different people and asked for their opinion, what are the chances that their responses would all be the same? The same applies when it comes to […]

Collaborative Family Law Week Day 1

3rd October 2016

Day 1 of Collaborative Family Law Week is about working together. “Sit around a table with my ex to work out our divorce? You’ve got to be joking…” This often the initial reaction we get from people when we first mention the idea of collaborative law and whether it could be right for them. And […]

Collaborative Law Week 2016

30th September 2016

The popular press have recently devoted many column inches to the celebrity divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Coverage such as this tends to give the impression that relationship breakdowns are confrontational and problematic. However, this need not be the case. Here at Ben Hoare Bell our Family Lawyers promote a conciliatory and non-confrontational […]

Carers Week 2016

6th June 2016

This week marks Carers Week 2016. This is an annual event to raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by carers across the UK. The theme this year is ‘Carer Friendly Communities’ and the week will focus on building communities that both support the carer through their caring duties and recognise that they are […]

Northumbria University Contribution Roll

2nd December 2015

We were delighted to sponsor the Contribution Roll again this year. This is an annual award available to all law students at Northumbria University. The award recognises outstanding student contributions to the Law School. Many of the recipients of the award this year were nominated by their tutors and fellow students. This is a great achievement as […]

Family Dispute Resolution Week

23rd November 2015

Resolution have launched their fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week this week. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the alternatives to going to court. For separating families the prospect of going to court can be daunting and traumatic. Dispute Resolution Week highlights the support available if families do not want to go […]

‘Family Rights Team’ Launch Night

16th October 2015

Garden Court North Chambers are holding a launch event for their ‘Family Rights Team’. The team specialises in family and children law and cases concerning violence and discrimination against women, particularly with an international, human rights or immigration law element. The launch will take place next week on the 21st October at Garden Court North […]

BHB Lawyer to Host Youth Summit

11th September 2015

Young Ben Hoare Bell lawyer Ronagh Craddock has been selected as one of two official UK Youth Delegates to represent the interests of young people at the UN General Assembly in New York. Later this month, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to set global goals for the future of people […]