More time together in the family calendar can often be the enemy of marriage, write Charmaine Hast and Rosie Schumm.Read More
Disputes that involve children require expert handling. Our family lawyers have a wealth of experience in assisting parents in formulating workable and practical solutions to these issues.
"From the beginning I just feel like everything has been really well managed. The firm has a really great atmosphere and is really professional, comfortable and welcoming."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They are an increasingly substantial presence in divorce work and are supported by a great team."
Chambers UK, 2016
Charmaine Hast has a ‘wealth of experience that she delivers to clients in spades’. Hast advised on a prenuptial contract worth £2.5bn.
Legal 500, 2015
Charmaine Hast heads the team at Wedlake Bell LLP, which also includes collaborative specialist Conrad Adam, shari’ah law guru Trisha Siddique and children law practitioner Gemma Vines.
Legal 500, 2014
Wherever possible, our Family Team helps clients to resolve any disputes through negotiation and agreement – including help with collaborative family law and mediation alongside traditional negotiation models.
However, we recognise that this is not always possible. Should court proceedings be necessary we always pursue these with focus and resolve, never losing sight of our clients’ aims and objectives.
Given our experience, we can advise and assist on issues relating to:
- Residence (with which parent the child or children will live);
- Contact (how often and the manner in which the children will see the parent they do not live with);
- Shared care arrangements;
- Leave to remove (issues relating to the country in which the children will reside);
- Child abduction;
- Financial claims on behalf of children brought by unmarried parents;
- Paternity disputes;
- Contact arrangements for grandparents.
Whatever the situation, we always remain focused on pursuing the aims of our client, recognising that all cases are different and require careful consideration to craft individual solutions.
For a confidential, no-obligation call-back from one of our family lawyers, please email your contact details and a brief summary.
12 Sep, 2016
26 Jul, 2016
Will London’s status as a favoured place for international couples to get divorced change because the UK has voted to leave the European Union?Read More
22 Jun, 2016
Charmaine Hast, Head of the Family Team discusses how divorce affects the world of investment.Read More
27 May, 2016
Wedlake Bell's Family Team were instrumental in obtaining clarification from the Supreme Court on 23 May 2016 in the case of In the matter of Re D (a child).Read More
24 Jun, 2015
Since 1 June 2015, parents travelling to South Africa with a child under the age of 18 must, in addition to producing a valid passport and (where required) a valid…Read More
05 May, 2015
Gemma Vines reflects on the price one would put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his "son" was in fact the child…Read More
29 Apr, 2015
Gemma Vines considers practical issues when contemplating mirror orders on an application for leave to remove.Read More
01 Apr, 2015