CORONAVIRUS UPDATE APRIL 2021

A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

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29th April 2020

If there is a Child Arrangements Order in place for your child[ren] to have contact with the non-resident parent, it is understandable that you may be questioning whether the Order needs to complied with in light of the current government guidance and the ‘stay at home’ rules.  It is  expected that these arrangements should be complied with unless  your child’s  or a vulnerable person within your household would be placed at risk by doing so. It is therefore an assessment that you will need to make.

The Family Court has issued guidance which highlights the need for parents to communicate effectively with each other during to this time and if an agreement can be reached for arrangements to be temporarily varied, it would be sensible to record that agreement in writing. If an agreement cannot be reached and a court proceedings are initiated by one parent, the court will look to see whether each parent acted reasonably and sensibly in light of the current guidance,  together with specific evidence relating to the child or the family.

CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service) have issued guidance to encourage effective co-parenting and to help you to maintain your child’s routine in these uncertain times. This is a reminder to all that parents need to find solutions that are in the best interests of the child.

Battrick Clark Solicitors are open for business and our Family Team are available by telephone or for virtual meetings should you need advice.

Email: info@battrickclark.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 973 139