I am now a Trainee in the Family department dealing with divorce, child contact and finances. The child and finance aspects are in respect of both married and unmarried clients. Day-to-day duties include advising clients, liaising with Cafcass, Solicitors and the Court, sending letters and drafting legal documents.
I also attend client meetings and Court, taking notes and assisting counsel. I have recently been involved in drafting articles in relation to hot topics in family law for the firm website.
I enjoy going to music concerts & festivals, shopping and travelling. In October 2018 I went travelling around Thailand for 2 weeks on my own which was an amazing experience.
Social distancing, self isolating, remote working? It all means one thing - spending more time at home. For many, this will mean more family time, however for some, there is an increased risk of being trapped indoors with an abuser.
Gone are the days when domestic abuse was something that only happened between man and wife. Thankfully, the law now recognises that domestic abuse can occur between cohabitants, family members, heterosexual couples, lesbian, gay, bi sexual and transgender couples.
As of 13 March 2014, pursuant to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, same-sex marriage became legal in the UK. Before this, the only way same-sex couples had legal recognition of their relationship was through a civil partnership.