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 […]

Can I take action for a delay in diagnosis?

29th September 2016

Question: Late last year I visited my GP because I had a constant cough and felt very out of breath. I underwent a very brief examination. He told me I had a chest infection and prescribed me some antibiotics. My cough did not clear up and I went back to the GP twice again in […]

A Busy Day for Trainees at Ben Hoare Bell

19th September 2016

Today is a busy day at Ben Hoare Bell as new Trainee Solicitors commence their training and existing Trainee Solicitors move to new departments. Anthony Lowes is new to the firm and starts his Period of Recognised Training with existing Ben Hoare Bell Paralegals Sarah Grieve and Victoria Chatterton. Sarah and Victoria have worked at […]

Police Officer disciplined

15th September 2016

On 17 August 2016 the Police Watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), reported that a Police Officer would face misconduct action as a result of an investigation by the IPCC into how allegations of abuse at a Birmingham Nursing Home were dealt with. Allegations of abuse were made to the Police after the family […]

Over 200 prosecuted for Revenge Porn Law

14th September 2016

A recent Crown Prosecution Service report stated in the year 2015/2016 (ending in March) 206 people were prosecuted for disclosing private sexual images without consent.  As detailed in our previous blogs it became a criminal offence to share private sexual photographs or films without the subject’s consent in England and Wales in April 2015. So […]

Contact between my ex-partner and our child

1st September 2016

Question: I recently separated from my partner and we have a son together who lives with me. I have been trying to organise contact between my ex-partner and my son but we cannot talk without arguing. When we do make plans for contact, my ex-partner does not always turn up on time to collect my […]