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Child Maintenance: Support for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse

What is Child Maintenance? Child Maintenance is a financial arrangement between two parents, one of which the child does not normally live with and the parent who the child lives with and provides day to...

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Understanding A Non-Molestation Order

What is a Non-Molestation Order? A Non-Molestation Order, often referred to as an injunction, is a legal measure designed to protect individuals from harassment or abuse by someone they are closely associated with. This can...

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The Difference Between ‘Clare’s Law’ and ‘Sarah’s Law’

Clare’s Law and Sarah’s Law are both pieces of legislation aimed at protecting individuals from harm, particularly in the context of domestic abuse and child protection, but they serve different purposes in different jurisdictions. Clare’s...

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Plans For Further Growth After Law Firm Opens New Office

Cygnet Law has hit the ground running after expanding into a new office in the heart of Middlesbrough. The company, which was established in Redcar in 2001 and specialises in Conveyancing, Public Law, Family Law...

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Addressing Social Inequalities – A Call to Action for Children in Care

The North – South Divide A report recently published by Health Equity North on behalf of the Child of the North All-Party Parliamentary Group has highlighted the disproportionate number of children living in care in...

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A Decade of Love: Celebrating 10 Years of The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act.

Love knows no boundaries, and a decade ago, significant steps were taken towards recognising and celebrating that truth. This week as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of legalising same sex marriage, we look at the...

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Cafcass – ‘Taking me seriously: letting you know how we help’

Working with over 140,000 children annually whose future is decided by the family courts, Cafcass provides a service that prioritises their safety, their voices, and their needs. A new video launched by Cafcass highlights how...

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Changes to Legal Aid: Responding to a Special Guardianship Order & Parental Responsibility

Following changes to family legal aid which took effect on the 1st May 2023, the scope of legal aid in respect of Special Guardianship Order Proceedings has been widened so that funding is now available...

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Legal age of marriage

As of the 27th February 2023, the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 which received Royal Assent in April of last year, is now in full force and effect in England and Wales....

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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023.  Whether your straight out of school or developing you’re career we have a wide range of apprentices at Cygnet Law.   We work closely with Redcar and Cleveland...

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Cygnet Law is now part of the Cancer Research Free Wills Service

Cygnet Law has pledged to support Cancer Research by joining their Free Will Scheme. Cancer Research’s Free Will Service allows anyone over 18 to easily write or update a simple Will for free. If you...

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Law firm scales up its team as turnover increases

A Teesside-based law firm has boosted its headcount following record growth in the second half of its financial year. Cygnet Law, which was established more than 20 years ago, has seen a 25 per cent...