Taylor Chanter

Removing Children from their ‘habitual residence’

April 26th 2021
 

Many clients don’t realise that children cannot be removed from the country they habitually reside in without both parents’ consent. Not only can it amount to child abduction (a crime) but the child is most likely to be returned to the home country. Taylor Chanter Solicitor reports on this recent case. Yet another case highlights that children should not be removed without consent or a court order. The wishes of…

Children to be removed from their mother and returned to father …

March 17th 2021
 

The Family Court has ordered that two children who were wrongfully removed from Italy by their mother must be returned to their father in Rome. This is a timely reminder that children cannot be removed from a country where they are habitually resident without the consent of both parents. Many children may have become resident in England as a result of lockdown. It is important to remember that they now…

Judge ‘was wrong’ to prevent grandparents adopting 3-year-old

August 11th 2020
 

By Taylor Chanter Solicitor in our Family Law team. The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to prevent two grandparents adopting their 3-year-old grandson. The court heard that the child’s mother suffered from mental health problems. She had a long history of drug abuse and had criminal convictions for violent offences. She had had no contact with the child since his birth. Care proceedings had been…

Work experience led graduate to achieve her dreams with top legal firm

May 1st 2020
 

A HISTORY graduate has achieved her dream of qualifying as a solicitor at a leading legal firm after being inspired by her time with the company while on work experience. Taylor Chanter 27, was determined to land a job at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors following a brief internship with the firm almost four years ago. After two years working with the top legal firm, during which she has thrown herself into…

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Moving in together? Some things to consider …

April 16th 2020
 

Taylor Chanter Solicitor in our Family team sets out some points to consider when moving in together. Covid-19 has presented a lot of those partners in a non-cohabiting relationship with a big decision to make in respect of whether or not they should move in together.  With the current lockdown measures that are in place and the corresponding rules around social distancing, a lot of couples faced the prospect of…

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How cohabitants can protect their finances if their relationship breaks down

February 27th 2020
 

Cohabiting couples don’t have the same legal rights as married couples, which can cause major problems if their relationship breaks down. Many cohabitants think ahead and draw up a living together agreement that sets out in advance how their assets should be shared if they separate. This can help prevent confusion that often leads to bitter disputes. Couples without such agreements may have to start from scratch to assess who…

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A day in the life of a Trainee Solicitor – advocacy skills

November 26th 2018
 

Trainee Solicitors: Emma Blamire, Andrew Campbell, Taylor Chanter & Lydia Jones By Taylor Chanter Trainee Solicitor As part of the training requirements for trainee solicitors I am currently completing the Professional Skills Course at the University of Central Lancashire alongside my fellow Cartmell Shepherd trainees Andrew, Emma and Lydia.  For the first few sessions we have been developing our advocacy skills in both a criminal and civil…

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