Latest News

The Latest News From HRS

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce? Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. One option when...

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again....

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them If you are someone’s executor, then it can be tempting to try to administer the estate yourself with a view to saving money. If the estate is simple and you are comfortable with the legal and tax regulations, then this may...

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement?

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement? Bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement can be as daunting as popping the question, perhaps more so as it raises the issue that the marriage might not last.  But how should you react if you have been asked to sign an...

Happy New Year to all of our clients, staff and stakeholders!

I am pleased to report that despite all of the challenges, chaos and worry of 2020 HRS has prospered and we are in a strong position to help even more people in 2021. Things have not, of course, always been easy. Some of us have lost loved ones. Some of us have been...

High Court success!

At HRS Family Law Solicitors we are no strangers to the High Court.  As specialists in family law we are often in the position of representing a party in the Higher Courts.  The recent conclusion of a case before Mr Justice Keehan was a sad case with compelling...

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce? Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. One option when...

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again....

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce? Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. One option when...

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again....

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them If you are someone’s executor, then it can be tempting to try to administer the estate yourself with a view to saving money. If the estate is simple and you are comfortable with the legal and tax regulations, then this may...

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement?

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement? Bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement can be as daunting as popping the question, perhaps more so as it raises the issue that the marriage might not last.  But how should you react if you have been asked to sign an...

Happy New Year to all of our clients, staff and stakeholders!

I am pleased to report that despite all of the challenges, chaos and worry of 2020 HRS has prospered and we are in a strong position to help even more people in 2021. Things have not, of course, always been easy. Some of us have lost loved ones. Some of us have been...

High Court success!

At HRS Family Law Solicitors we are no strangers to the High Court.  As specialists in family law we are often in the position of representing a party in the Higher Courts.  The recent conclusion of a case before Mr Justice Keehan was a sad case with compelling...

Coronavirus risk assessment

HRS Family Law Solicitors Ltd Coronavirus risk assessment Background On the 23.03.2020 all face to face office client contact was suspended as a safety precaution to reduce the potential transmission of COVID – 19. During this time there remained a duty to clients....

Coronavirus update 4

Coronavirus update No 4 The shops have re-opened and we can all see that life is, slowly, getting back to normal. Fingers crossed that things continue to improve. At HRS we are taking further tentative steps back to normality. The Courts are re-opening for face to...

Coronavirus update 3

Coronavirus update No3 As the country licks its wounds and thinks about tentative steps back to some sense of normality, at HRS we have re-opened to the public, at least, in part.  Our front doors are open once again and we are delighted that people can walk in and...

Coronavirus update 2

Coronavirus update No2 At HRS we are designated as Key workers because of the work we do with vulnerable people. We are therefore still open and will remain so throughout the crisis. All offices are staffed. All Legal Aid can be done without you needing to come in....

COVID19 Coronavirus update

At HRS we have invested in the latest technology to ensure that we can carry on working throughout the current crisis no matter what it brings. This means; We can conduct first free interviews remotely by phone and video link We can take cases to Court without...

New Civil Partnership law comes in to force

Do you want to mark your commitment to your long-term partner but do not want to get married? Well now you can. As of next week it will be possible for heterosexual couples to undertake a Civil Partnership ceremony previously only available to gay people.  The Civil...

Sharia Law in British Courts- a move in the right direction?

Sharia Law in British Courts- a move in the right direction? It is very common for Muslims to participate in only an Islamic Marriage; that is, a Nikah, without undertaking the civil ceremony at a register office. Marriage as a Legal Concept Marriage as a legal...

Issue2: A busy start to the year…

A busy start to the year… Did you know that January is the busiest month of the year for family law solicitors?  It has been said that there are twice as many people getting divorced in January than any other month of the year.  Our Managing Director Clive Iain...

Issue1: Where there’s a will.. there’s a way.

Where there’s a will.. there’s a way.Did you know that you can have your will written at HRS Family Law Solicitors?  All of our offices have expertise in non-contentious work.  We will prepare a Last Will and Testament from just £250 plus VAT.  Preparing a Will is...

Call for laws to protect women in family courts

Women’s Aid, Resolution and the Law Society are right to highlight the problematic reality that alleged abusers regularly cross examine women, or men, that they are accused of abusing.  The issue of the abuse suffered and the gravity of it are frequently at the very...

Mel’s blog

January 17. It has been a busy start to the year for me with new requests for annual leave and a new training year to organise. We operate a twinning scheme so that no office or role is left without cover even during the busy summer holiday season and during school...

New admin software introduced

It will be a busy January for Will Raine and his team. Will is overseeing the new LEAP case management system which will bring greater flexibility to our fee earners in their work. The system allows us to do all sorts of clever computing things at home, on location or...

A good Christmas bash

It’s always a treat when all of the offices can get together and dress up for a big night out. The last occasion was the hugely enjoyable day out at the Nottingham races but that was in the summer and so we were all ready for another excuse to get together. This year...

The Dogs Trust – The Dudley office needs more books and DVD’s

Do you have any books or films that you have read and seen too many times! If so, Molly at our Dudley office would like to hear from you. HRS have sponsored “Ella” an elderly dog at the Dogs Trust for some years and raise additional funds by selling second-hand books...

We offer everyone a first free appointment

If you are separating from a long term relationship, want access to your children, need some help sorting out finance or are having trouble with social services, we can help. Book your first free appointment today for a no obligation chat with an expert family lawyer about the best path forward.  

cohabitation solicitors