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Marriage – the outdated union?

2nd Feb 2024

Fewer people these days are getting married or becoming civil partners. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that, for the first time, numbers have dropped to below 50% of the eligible population in England and Wales. It’s the first time this has happened, leading some...

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Family Mediation Week

22nd Jan 2024

It’s Family Mediation Week. This time every year the campaign aims to raise awareness of the positive impact mediation can have on families that are struggling to resolve issues. In particular, mediation offers an excellent alternative to court proceedings where separated couples need to esta...

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First time buyer guide

5th Jan 2024

After lengthy consideration you have taken the decision to purchase your first home.  You have spoken with a mortgage adviser to establish what you can borrow and have now found your perfect property.  Now to choose a solicitor to deal with the legalities for you but, where to start? Here...

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First-time Home Buyers' Guide

5th Jan 2024

After lengthy consideration, you have decided to purchase your first home.  You have spoken with a mortgage adviser to establish what you can borrow and have now found your perfect property.  Now to choose a solicitor to deal with the legalities for you but, where to start? Here at Barker...

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When a new year means a new beginning

2nd Jan 2024

As 2023 has drawn to a close, thoughts turn to the year ahead. For some couples January will mark the start of a new life, living separately.  It’s true that family law solicitors like us see a rise in enquiries about separation and divorce in the post-Christmas period. For some couples,...

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Family justice – a vision for the future

8th Dec 2023

Last week Resolution launched its Vision for Family Justice. The organisation - a community of more than 6,500 family law professionals - has long worked towards helping families resolve their issues constructively, without the confrontation that causes further harm to people and relationships. Now...

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