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Sun, 21/11/2021 - 17:43
Spread the word and join the heard in readiness for 'Good Divorce Week from 29th November to 3rd December 2021' Here at AST Hampsons we advocate the message from Family Resolution in supporting couples, especially parents going through separation or divorce. We understand and empathise with our...
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Wed, 03/11/2021 - 11:49
The growing popularity of online will writing could lead to a ‘surge’ in contested probate cases down the line, probate experts have warned. Funeral Solution Expert, a research and consultancy firm, analysed 26 online will writers and found that consumers are often mistaken as to whether their...
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Tue, 08/06/2021 - 15:14
BREAKING NEWS – From 6th April 2022 those who are seeking to divorce can apply without there being any element of blame on their spouse. After years of debate Government ministers finally announced yesterday that from spring 2022 married couples are permitted to divorce without one party pointing...
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Wed, 24/03/2021 - 14:59
In the recent documentary “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek” has highlighted the devastating time TV presenter Kate has faced since her husband, Derek Draper, was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in March 2020. During the documentary, Kate openly spoken about the financial issues she has had in...
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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 13:02
At AST Hampsons, we have noticed a significant growth of older individuals seeking advice on divorce and the matrimonial financial process. Regardless of the age of our clients, we ensure that we can tailor our advice to that individual, whilst taking into account their needs and their...
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Mon, 01/02/2021 - 15:37
We speak to Phillip Brooks, Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury at AST Hampsons. We ask about his role in the firm and his experience and specialisms within Clinical Negligence.     Please can you tell us who you are and what your role is in the firm? I’m a solicitor of over 30 years'...
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Thu, 21/01/2021 - 17:10
This week, the Court of Appeal are hearing what is being referred to as a “Landmark case” in respect of how domestic abuse cases are being handled by Judges within the family courts.   According to, “Domestic abuse and private law children cases: A literature review” by Adrienne Barnett (Brunel...
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Tue, 15/12/2020 - 09:40
After an unprecedented year the staff at AST got behind the annual initiative to support and donate gifts to children living in poverty. Recognising that this Christmas might be tougher as a result of the pandemic and effect on families, Zoe Clough, Partner, co-ordinated the office wide effort and...
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Mon, 30/11/2020 - 10:06
Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, which is made up of more than 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals, this campaign focuses around the...
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Wed, 21/10/2020 - 08:57
AST Hampsons were really proud to have had one of our longest serving members of staff, Liz Anker selected as a contributor to Rochdale’s Find Your Space art project.   The artwork will be displayed on the side of building at 21 Baillie Street for the next year together with many other images from...