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Stephen has 25 years’ experience in the legal information and training business and, prior to joining LexisNexis in November 2014, launched a range of e-learning solutions for the Law Society. His arrival coincides with a period of transformation in the regulation of legal CPD and   he is excited at the prospect of ensuring that LexisNexis’ professional learning portfolio develops to meet practitioners’ changing needs.

Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).

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24 Sep 2019

Grant Howell and Helen Garlick join the judging panel for the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020.

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9 Oct 2017

In a lecture at Gresham College on 5th October 2017, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, addressed the issue of equality at the Bar, asking: do female...

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1 Jun 2015

I recently attended a useful workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, run by the Academy of European Law (AEL). The AEL promotes the understanding of EU law and networking for...

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15 May 2015

The May 2015 issue of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin is available as a free download. Providing a timely monthly summary and analysis of key family law cases...

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19 Jan 2015

As family practitioners are aware it is now compulsory for the majority of clients to attempt to mediate prior to issuing a court application.  Most practitioners will...

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14 Aug 2014

Family analysis: Grant Howell, partner in the family law team at Charles Russell, discusses how the recent reforms have affected his practice. What are your views on the...

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9 Dec 2013

So the results are in. Far from triggering a boom in family mediation, the first six months of life after LASPO have seen publicly funded family mediation massively...

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4 Nov 2013

If you’re a high street family lawyer, chances are you’re becoming blithely accustomed to yet another local firm launching a range of fixed fee divorce packages. Putting...

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15 Oct 2013

A babel fish is one of the oddest things in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix...

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4 Sep 2013

Family law is a funny old game. We do what we do, day after day; the clients come, we find a resolution that works for them either quickly or slowly, then they go... and...

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Grant Howell and Helen Garlick join the judging panel for the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020.

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In a lecture at Gresham College on 5th October 2017, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, addressed the issue of equality at the Bar, asking: do female...

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I recently attended a useful workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, run by the Academy of European Law (AEL). The AEL promotes the understanding of EU law and networking for...

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The May 2015 issue of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin is available as a free download. Providing a timely monthly summary and analysis of key family law cases...

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As family practitioners are aware it is now compulsory for the majority of clients to attempt to mediate prior to issuing a court application.  Most practitioners will...

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Family analysis: Grant Howell, partner in the family law team at Charles Russell, discusses how the recent reforms have affected his practice. What are your views on the...

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So the results are in. Far from triggering a boom in family mediation, the first six months of life after LASPO have seen publicly funded family mediation massively...

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If you’re a high street family lawyer, chances are you’re becoming blithely accustomed to yet another local firm launching a range of fixed fee divorce packages. Putting...

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A babel fish is one of the oddest things in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix...

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Family law is a funny old game. We do what we do, day after day; the clients come, we find a resolution that works for them either quickly or slowly, then they go... and...

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