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Legal Aid (Family)

Legal Aid is a scheme that helps you pay for your legal fees. Not everyone qualifies for the legal aid funding as certain requirements must be complied with first. You must satisfy a two-stage test: The first stage – domestic abuse To satisfy the first stage of the test [...]

By |2021-08-09T07:38:04+01:00August 6th, 2021|


Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS). Cafcass represents children in Family Court cases in England. They independently advise the Family Courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. They put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are [...]

By |2021-08-09T07:36:23+01:00August 6th, 2021|

Child Arrangement Order

What Is A Child Arrangement Order? It defines where the child leaves and how much time they spend with the other parent. A party who wishes to apply for this Order must complete a C100 Application form and send it to Court with a Court fee of £215.00. If [...]

By |2021-08-09T07:34:30+01:00August 6th, 2021|

Occupation Order

Occupation Order - Section 33 of the Family Law Act 1996. It excludes one party from occupying a home or from coming within a stated radius of it. When considering the Occupation Order the Court will consider a ‘balance of harm test’ to assess any harm that may be [...]

By |2021-08-09T07:32:15+01:00August 6th, 2021|

Non-Molestation Order

What is a Non-Molestation Order? Non-Molestation Order - Section 42 of the Family Law Act 1996. It prohibits someone from using violence against the other person, threatening them, coming to the victim’s property within a certain distance, damaging victim’s property or communicating with the victim whether by telephone, letter [...]

By |2021-08-09T07:30:58+01:00August 6th, 2021|

What is a Polkey Deduction?

In an Employment Tribunal claim, a ‘Polkey Deduction’ is something that can reduce your compensatory award in an Unfair Dismissal claim. The term originate from a case of Polkey v AE Dayton Services [1998]. If you win a claim for unfair dismissal, you will be awarded a basic award, [...]

By |2019-01-21T16:24:56+00:00January 21st, 2019|


What is the definition of a ‘Worker’? ‘Worker’ is the term used to describe someone who agrees to work ‘personally’ for an organisation or a person in return for some form of reward. An employee is also a worker, but not all workers will be employees. Unlike an employee, [...]

By |2018-03-20T09:27:08+00:00March 20th, 2018|


As a qualified legal professional, it is a solicitor’s job to support their clients with regards to their legal issues by providing expert legal advice. Clients can range from single members of the public to large organisations. Typical employers of solicitors consist of, private practice law firms, the Crown [...]

By |2018-03-19T09:31:52+00:00March 19th, 2018|


As a qualified legal professional, the main role of a barrister is to speak for and represent clients in court, as well as in preparing some complicated legal documents. In general, a barrister is approached by a solicitor to represent a case they are working on when it goes [...]

By |2018-03-16T09:19:37+00:00March 16th, 2018|

Costs Position in Employment Tribunals

Costs to bring an Employment Tribunal claim There is currently no cost for submitting an Employment Tribunal claim, since a landmark ruling in 2017. Costs at the end of the Tribunal procedure The general rule in the Employment Tribunal is that each party (the individual Claimant and the Respondent [...]

By |2018-03-15T09:33:44+00:00March 15th, 2018|
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