IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

  March 25, 2020
We find ourselves in unprecedented times. Many of us have questions that cannot be answered as we have simply never experienced a situation like this in our lifetimes. It seems that the situation surrounding COVID-19 also referred to as Coronavirus, has accelerated at a rate that we could not foresee and we now find ourselves as advised by the Government to stay home where possible.
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 Helen Thewlis
  March 23, 2020
We know that the government’s advice on social distancing and self-isolation will have a direct impact on men, women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
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 Helen Thewlis
  March 13, 2020
In the recent landmark case of RC v JC, the Solicitor wife who decided to start a family with her husband and walk away from her prospects of becoming a partner in a law firm, has been awarded £400,000 in her divorce settlement.
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 Helen Thewlis
  March 5, 2020
The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill has proposed that convicted offenders of domestic abuse are made to take a polygraph lie-detector test upon their release from prison in order to monitor their behaviour.
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 Helen Thewlis
  February 19, 2020
The risk of developing Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in women who have experienced domestic abuse is twice the rate of those who have not experienced domestic abuse.
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  February 10, 2020
Helen Thewlis, Head of Family Law and Natalie Marrison, Head of Abuse and Personal Injury, have featured in Todays Family Lawyer, where they discussed the training options available to solicitors to better help them support sexual and domestic abuse survivors.
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 Helen Thewlis
  February 7, 2020
More than 1 in 5 women and almost 1 in 10 men aged 16 to 59 have been victims of stalking since the age of 16. Between 2017 and 2018 there were 1,616 prosecutions for stalking offences, with 73% related to domestic abuse (the Crime Survey for England and Wales).
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 Helen Thewlis
  January 23, 2020
Family breakdowns can be distressing for all parties involved; matters often arise which cannot be easily resolved and therefore cause arguments between family members.
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