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Civil Partnerships: Who are they for?

Civil Partnerships were first introduced in the UK as a way for same sex couples to be legally recognised with similar rights as traditional marriages. But what happens when a mixed sex couple file for a Civil Partnership?  The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an application whereby an opposite sex couple sought to challenge the provision that only same sex couples can enter i...

The Legal Aid Regulations

The Legal Aid Regulations enable a person to seek Legal Aid for certain types of Proceedings provided they can show evidence of domestic violence or a risk of domestic violence.  The Legal Aid Agency originally levied a cut-off point of two years in relation to historic incidents after which such evidence could no longer be used ...

It’s February already!

It seems hardly a moment ago when our offices were busy with calls from clients concerned about the arrangements they were making for their children over Christmas. Upon separation one of the hardest things for parents to come to terms with is having to divide up their children’s time between them. Numerous children of separated and divorced parents will be spending a few da...

Team Spotlight: Kaj

We sat down with our receptionist, Kaj (who also won Employee of the Year last year!) to get to know her and get a bit of an insight of what it’s like to work for Greens. How did you come to work at Greens?  “I’m the longest running member of staff… I started off working for Greens when they first started… Everybody says I’m a part of the furnit...

Law Firm of the Year - Finalists

Greens Solicitors have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year 2017 (sole practitioners up to 4 partners) for the Legal Awards 2017 from Birmingham Law Society. The Winner will be annoucned Thursday 9th March 2017. "I am so proud of my Team for their hard work and commitment which has lead to us being shortlisted for Birmingham Law Society Law Firm of the Year (sole practit...

An Introduction to Julian Rendall

Julian is a Family Mediation specialist and Professional Practice Consultant recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as competence assessed to carry out publicly funded work. A dedicated and highly experienced mediator he works with clients across a broad range of disputes. Aside from Family mediation, he is also mediates Civil & Commercial, Workplace, Community, Special Education Needs and Disa...

Here we go again!

New Year New You; New Year New start; This year I am going to…….[fill in the blank] This week we see the media filled with news of ‘D’ day or ‘Divorce Day’. Apparently after a Christmas break spent cooped up with the other half eating too much, drinking too much and spending too much, thousands of disgruntled married people go running into the arms of their...

Susanne Leach Joins Greens Solicitors

We are pleased to welcome Susanne Leach to our team. Susanne joins us bringing a wealth of experience in financial remedy proceedings having worked for niche matrimonial practice, Benussi & Co for the last 11 years specialising in divorce and financial remedy cases for a variety of high net worth clients. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Susanne also gained valuable experience i...

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