On 3 September 2018 Ruth, Irena and I opened this new firm – Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP. The opening date of a new law firm represents the end of a very long road of preparation in fact, and not just the beginning of something exciting. For us the first formal aspect of opening the firm was the bid for a new legal aid contract. As individuals we have always been wholly committed to legal aid
By Ruth Hawkins A report published this week by the Children’s Commissioner for England, suggests there are 15,800 babies under the age of one year considered by local authorities to be vulnerable or highly vulnerable and at risk of harm, but still living at home with their parents. This comes at a time when many local authorities are struggling with financial pressures that are putting increasing strain on children’s services and support. The report, ‘A Crying Shame’
When parents separate, arrangements for their children, can be hard to agree. It can be particularly hard where a child starts refusing to see their other parent. This autumn, new guidance is being introduced to help with these cases. This will consider the possibility a child has been deliberately turned against one parent, by the other.
On 3 September 2018 Emily Boardman, Ruth Hawkins and Irena Osborne are opening a new family law firm in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP (BH&O LLP) is a niche family practice offering legal advice, representation and mediators who are practicing solicitors. We have a strong commitment to supporting individuals in some of the most difficult circumstances of their lives: divorce and separation; disputes over children; involvement with social services and domestic abuse. The partners