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Help with Divorce from David McHardy

David McHardy LLB is an experienced family lawyer and mediator for the Essex branch of specialist family law firm Jones Myers LLP. He is a Lieutenant Bailiff in the Royal Courts of Guernsey and a prominent member of Essex Family Solutions Group.

Information campaign vital as millions in public funding for mediation lies unspent

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

The announcement that mediation centres aimed at helping couples to separate without the trauma of going to court are under threat - while the best part of £25 million in public funding to help such couples lies untouched - requires addressing as...

Calling Time on Dinosaur Divorce Laws: Why Coleridge is right

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Current divorce laws are “dinosaurs” and dead as Monty Python’s mythical parrot, according to Sir Paul Coleridge , who has stepped down as a full-time family law judge. As he announced his departure to spend more time on his charity...

Civil partnerships “divorce” increase prompts call for pre-cips

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

As figures show a 20% increase in dissolutions of civil partnerships, Fiona Kendall, partner at Jones Myers, is urging couples to consider taking up pre-civil partnership agreements (pre-cips). Fiona, who was asked to comment by The Times on the surge...

Cross cultural divorce takes centre stage at high-profile international legal conference

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Critical and common global issues including the relocation of children, the definition of domestic abuse - and the cultural complexities in drafting pre-nups were high on the agenda of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). Jones Myers...

Double celebration following joint top rankings in family law and contentious trusts and probate

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Our team at Jones Myers is celebrating a double success in the 2013 edition of Legal 500, a leading guide to the best law practices in the UK. In family law we have retained our joint top position for Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. And, in...