BHB is Family Law Firm of the Year – North!

29th November 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named Family Law Firm of the Year – North at this year’s Family Law Awards. The ceremony took place in London last night and we had a great time. We were one of five shortlisted firms in the North of England and being named the winner is […]

Good Divorce Week Continues

This week is ‘Good Divorce Week’, which is a campaign run by Resolution focussing on minimising conflict during a divorce and putting children’s needs first. Resolution is the national organisation for family lawyers, committed to a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Divorce At present, divorce law in England and Wales says unless you have been […]

Good Divorce Week

26th November 2018

Monday 26th November marks the start of Good Divorce Week. This week Resolution will be calling on the Government to reform divorce law and will raise awareness of how parents can minimise the impact of conflict on their children. While no one enters a marriage with the foresight of divorce, it is important that the […]

Flexible Hours in the Court

20th November 2018

There is to be a pilot for the idea of flexible operating hours in the civil and family courts. The trial will take place in courts in Manchester and Brentford in spring of 2019 and will last 6 months. If the effects of flexible operating hours are felt to be beneficial then no doubt the […]

Police Officer Convicted of Rape

On 15 November 2018 Police Officer Ian Naude, 30, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of raping a 13 year old girl. The rape took place in his car. He filmed it on his mobile phone and footage of the attack was played to the jury. During his 2 week trial, Naude denied rape and […]

Accused of criminal offence

7th November 2018

Question: My son has been accused of assaulting his partner. Every time they fall out she makes false allegations, she has even admitted it to the police before. He doesn’t have Legal Aid and he hasn’t received any paperwork about his trial, which is next month. How do we prove that she is a liar? […]

Police Officer was sex pest

5th November 2018

Former Cleveland Police Officer Detective Inspector Simon Hurwood had eight allegations of gross misconduct and eight more of misconduct upheld recently before a disciplinary hearing in Middlesbrough. It is reported the Police Disciplinary Panel were told Mr Hurwood preyed upon younger women who were having problems in their personal lives and had full sexual contact […]

Family home following separation

Question: I have been considering separating from my partner of 15 years for quite some time now as I believe our marriage has broken down. However, I have never spoken to my partner about this as I have a number of concerns and my main worry is the house as I do not know what […]

Struggling to pay rent

1st November 2018

Question: I rent from a private landlord. I have been struggling to meet my rent payments recently as I am on zero hour contract, and my income varies.  As a result some rent arrears have built up.  My landlord has started harassing me and threatening me that he is going to come and change my […]