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Graeme Fraser watches ‘no fault divorce law’ pass its Second Reading in the House of Commons

Graeme Fraser watches ‘no fault divorce law’ pass its Second Reading in the House of Commons

The Head of the Family department at OGR Stock Denton, Graeme Fraser, accompanied colleagues from Resolution to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 June 2019 to see the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2017-19 pass its Second Reading unopposed. The Bill will remove the requirement for divorcing couples in England and Wales to provide…

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June 26, 2019
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“The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is not acting like a bank, and that is putting parents and children at risk”, say Finchley lawyers

“The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is not acting like a bank, and that is putting parents and children at risk”, say Finchley lawyers

Lawyers from a Finchley-based law firm have reacted to figures which show that the so-called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now equivalent in size to the UK’s 11th largest mortgage lender by cautioning that parents and children face real dangers from informal lending practices. Graeme Fraser, a Partner and Head of Family Law at…

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June 24, 2019
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We raise hundreds of pounds at the London Legal Walk

We raise hundreds of pounds at the London Legal Walk

A team from OGR Stock Denton LLP has raised hundreds of pounds through its participation in the London Legal Walk. The walk, which took place on Monday 17 June 2019 through the streets of central London and which passed some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, saw 15 of our team put their best feet…

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June 19, 2019
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With one in five workers confessing to calling in sick to binge-watch TV, a North London lawyer has given her top tips for employers

With one in five workers confessing to calling in sick to binge-watch TV, a North London lawyer has given her top tips for employers

A North London-based Employment solicitor says employers can minimise sickness absence by following a few key steps, after a Radio Times survey found that nearly one in five people have called in sick so they can binge-watch their favourite TV shows. Hayley Trovato, a Senior Associate at Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton LLP, said that it…

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June 13, 2019
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Reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding, says prominent solicitor

Reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding, says prominent solicitor

A prominent solicitor has said that reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding because a lack of resources is the fundamental problem that needs to be addressed. Graeme Fraser, Head of the Family department at Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton LLP and Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation committee, made the comments after widespread…

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May 17, 2019
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Family solicitor says piecemeal cohabitation reform perpetuates myth of “common law marriage”, as bereavement damages extended to cohabitants

Family solicitor says piecemeal cohabitation reform perpetuates myth of “common law marriage”, as bereavement damages extended to cohabitants

A North London-based family solicitor has said that piecemeal reform to the rights of cohabitants risks perpetuating the myth of “common law marriage”, following a Government proposal to extend bereavement damages to cohabitants. Graeme Fraser, a Partner at Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton LLP and Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee, made the comments after the Government…

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May 13, 2019
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No-fault divorce will transform how couples understand the process

No-fault divorce will transform how couples understand the process

The Justice Secretary’s apparent willingness to introduce legislation to provide for a ‘no-fault’ divorce option will transform how couples understand the process. Allowing couples to part ways without needing to revisit the past and apportion blame will reframe the entire process, drawing their attention away from past conflict and their differences to the far more…

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February 8, 2019
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Finchley solicitor named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at prestigious ceremony

Finchley solicitor named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at prestigious ceremony

A Finchley-based solicitor has been named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at a prestigious ceremony. Graeme Fraser, a Partner at OGR Stock Denton LLP, received the accolade at the Family Law Awards on Wednesday 28 November 2018. The award follows a rigorous judging process, which saw Graeme shortlisted, followed by an online poll of…

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November 29, 2018
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Lawyer’s top ten tips for divorcing well

Lawyer’s top ten tips for divorcing well

A leading Family Lawyer has set out his top ten tips for couples looking to divorce or separate well and his further top ten tips to stop children becoming casualties of divorce to mark Good Divorce Week (26 – 30 November), which is organised by Resolution, the family law organisation. Peter Martin, a Partner at…

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November 28, 2018
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North London property lawyer says Supreme Court decision will affect many more landlords following change in the law

North London property lawyer says Supreme Court decision will affect many more landlords following change in the law

A north London-based property lawyer has said that a recent Supreme Court decision will affect many more landlords following a change in the law that widens the definition of ‘house of multiple occupation’ (HMO) to take in two as well as three-storey houses. Zahra Himani, a Property Solicitor and Senior Associate at Finchley-based law firm…

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October 18, 2018
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