For the majority of our clients, they are seeking our advice at a very difficult point in their lives. The emotional stress of litigation can quickly take its toll, and an intrusion of privacy simply adds to the stress.
We always aim to deal with matters in a discrete a manner as possible. Changes to the court rules, however, have meant that family proceedings are increasingly opened up to the public and to the press. This can add an additional layer of stress to clients.
Our team has experience in dealing with applications to exclude the media entirely or to restrict the details of the case that they are able to support. Where there are concerns that personal information may be published, we can advise you as to the merits of applying for an injunction to prevent this.
For clients that come to us after the publication of private or defamatory material, members of the family team work closely with the firm’s specialist lawyers to offer a complete service when seeking relief for such publications.
Dealing with the financial consequences pursuant to the breakdown of a relationship involves the disclosure of sensitive personal and financial information, and it is important that clients understand the rules that now exist in relation to confidential information. We are in a position to be able to provide first-class advice in this respect having acted successfully for clients whose confidential information was intercepted in the cases of UL v BK  EWHC 1735 and Arbili v Arbili  EWCA Civ 542.