Author: Lauren Baker

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Why is family mediation beneficial for separating families?

Going through a divorce or legal separation is never easy and can be overwhelming. However, it is always recommended to try and resolve matters where possible, without involving the courts, which may trigger acrimony or aggravate an already acrimonious situation further. This is one of the reasons we are supporters of family mediation, which we know can help separating couples to move forward with their lives, in a way that works best for their family. In this article, we’ve shared some key benefits of family mediation to consider. 

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Bridge Law bolsters growth in Yorkshire team following third anniversary in the region

Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd’s Holmfirth team has had an exciting summer with two new hires, a team member promotion and new premises to support their ongoing growth. Enhancing their already comprehensive range of services, the expansion has happened just in time to celebrate their third anniversary since launching a team in the Yorkshire region. 

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Residential landlord and tenant law update: October 2021

A number of temporary legislative changes came into force in the midst of the pandemic to protect tenants from being evicted out of privately rented homes at short notice, given the financial and personal struggles the pandemic has caused. The continuous changes have led to a lot of confusion for both landlords and tenants alike. 

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Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

When a litigation matter continues on to court proceedings, witnesses are called upon to provide evidence. This can be a daunting prospect for witnesses, especially with legal rules that must be followed on how a witness statement should be prepared.  In this blog, we share some key points to consider when writing a statement, and what witnesses need to be aware of.

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The Spy Who Loved Me: Spotting the signs of cyber-stalking in relationships

When we talk of spies we think of James Bond and the secret service but, sadly many people fall victim to the sinister effects of having their privacy invaded by a source much closer to home – a distrusting partner or obsessive ex who uses stalking as a way to control or intimidate the other party. This article highlights the subtle signs of spying to be aware of, how to protect yourself and, how to get help.

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