Amy Fallows

Law firm invests in its staff with raft of promotions to key positions

April 21st 2021
 

A LEADING legal firm has recognised the achievements of its team by promoting several members of staff to key positions. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its expansion plans which have continued throughout the pandemic. The 11 internal promotions include the appointment of Katherine Pretswell-Walker to the firm’s board of directors. Six new Senior Associates have also been created, along with four Associate Solicitors. Peter Stafford,…

Divorcing wife ‘wrong to access husband’s private information’

April 12th 2021
 

Many clients don’t realise that there are significant restrictions on what information they should be accessing in relation to their spouse’s finances. Indeed, some anticipate that you will want them to have done some ‘digging’. In fact, the opposite is true. A recent case highlights the difficulties which develop if one party takes the search for financial information into their own hands. Amy Fallows Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of…

Divorced couple in dispute over share of wife’s £2m pension fund …

March 10th 2021
 

A wife has lost her appeal to reduce the amount her husband should be awarded from her pension fund as part of their divorce settlement. For many clients retaining their pension pot is very important. This is a good reminder that the sharing principle is firmly applied to pension accrued during the marriage. Amy Fallows, Head of Family Law reports on this recent case. The husband and wife, who were…

Child arrangements for separated parents in lockdown

February 2nd 2021
 

There are so many pressures on parents just now. Home-school projects, internet speeds and on-line lessons all add to the stress of working parents. For many of us, ‘survival’ is the main aim of the game. By Amy Fallows Head of our Family law team. If you add tension between separated parents to the mix, it is easy to see why child arrangements might break down in lockdown. The government has…

Lockdown takes its toll on relationships as couples opt to split

July 1st 2020
 

AS lockdown eases the true impact the three-month confinement has had on personal relationships and family life in the UK is starting to emerge. Amy Fallows Associate Solicitor specialising in family law with leading legal firm Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, has seen a surge in cases from cohabiting and married couples wanting to split. Amy, who is also a part-time Deputy District Judge in the county court and family court, says…

No-Fault Divorce is nearly here!

June 18th 2020
 

Amy Fallows Associate Solicitor in our Family law team provides update. The moment many separated couples have been waiting for is nearly here… the true ‘quickie divorce’. A law should be passed by Parliament in the next few days which will allow couples to divorce if they wish. Currently one spouse has to cite unreasonable behaviour or adultery if they want to divorce straight away. Many instead opt to wait…

Child arrangements during Covid-19

May 26th 2020
 

Amy Fallows Associate Solicitor in our Family Law team provides some helpful advice. The lockdown has challenged many parents.  Home schooling and home working are difficult to combine successfully.  Not least for separating parents who are already balancing childcare between two homes. The government made it clear:  Children can pass between parents despite the current restrictions.  It is equally clear that younger children are least vulnerable to Covid-19.  However, it…

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Will my family court case still go ahead during COVID19 Pandemic?

April 23rd 2020
 

Amy Fallows Associate Solicitor in our Family Law Department provides some helpful advice. The coronavirus has significantly affected the court system but it hasn’t closed it completely. Court staff have been working round the clock to maintain access to justice. This means that it is still possible to make a court application in the family court and many court hearings are still going ahead. The use of technology Court applications…

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Deputy District Judge lands family law role with leading legal firm

April 20th 2020
 

A DEPUTY District Judge who specialises in family law has landed a top job with a leading legal firm. Amy Fallows has joined Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors as an associate solicitor specialising in family law. Amy, 44, a part-time Deputy District Judge in the county court and family court in Manchester, Liverpool and across the North-West, is well known for her family law expertise. She advises on all aspects of family…

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The concerning rise in domestic violence due to COVID-19

April 20th 2020
 

Amy Fallows Associate Solicitor in our family law team provides some advice to those who find themselves in this situation. Recent statistics show that reports of domestic violence and killings have doubled since the COVID-19 lockdown, this is the highest it has been in the last 11 years and is of great concern. Even for healthy relationships, the lockdown poses a challenge. For those relationships that are already toxic, or…

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