Family Law


Our Family Law Legal Hour is hosted by Karen Pritchard, Senior Associate in our Family Department.

​If you require further help regarding family law, please phone us on 01279 755777 or contact Karen Pritchard Directly directly. 

Our Family Law Team will be hosting the Nockolds Legal Hour on the following dates:

Wednesday 15th November 2017  12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 17th January 2018 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday 28th February 2018 12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 11th April 2018 12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 12pm - 1pm


Our Latest Legal Hour Questions (15.11.17)

Read all of the previously answered questions here
I have received a letter from CAFCASS which asks that I contact them to schedule a time to have a telephone interview. What is that call for?

The court will usually ask CAFCASS to contact parties to a dispute about the arrangements for a child once it has received an application from either party. The purpose of the call is for the parties to speak to CAFCASS about any concerns or views that they have. CAFCASS will then report to the court in a safeguarding letter, which is sent to the court just prior to the first court hearing.  

The Court has ordered that I attend a Separated Parents Information Programme. What is it?

A Separated Parents Information Programme (or SPIP) is run by CAFCASS, and is a course designed to help parents understand what a child needs and to put the child’s needs first following the separation of his or her parents. The course also helps parents to manage conflicts and disputes.