Adoption, Wardship and Care Proceedings in Northern Ireland – Advice from JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown 

There are a number of different applications which a local trust may make if they have concerns about a child. These include an application for an Emergency Protection Order, a Care Order, A Supervision Order, an Education Supervision Order or a Secure Accommodation Order.  In these proceedings, the child is automatically a party and is…


Half of adults yet to make a will

Research reveals just 53% of adults have made a will. 

Several reasons emerged for people having not made a will, with 46% saying they have nothing to leave, 15% “not wanting to think about death”, and 14% having not got around to tackling the task.

Divorce payout increased

Screwfix heir told to increase divorce payoutJames Goddard-Watts, a member of the family that founded Screwfix, has been ordered to hand his former wife £6.4m following a review of their divorce case. Following a previous agreement, Goddard-Watts’ ex-wife Julia complained that he had not revealed the full extent of his wealth.

RSPCA Criticised

MPs tell RSPCA to stop court casesMPs are to demand that the RSPCA stops routinely prosecuting animal owners for cruelty following a string of controversial cases brought by the charity. A report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee will tell the RSPCA to pass on evidence to the CPS, rather than bring…