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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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28 Jan 2019

In BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7 the court was concerned with the general (and novel) question as to the effect that should be given to an arbitration award made when parties...

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11 Jan 2019

The Family Procedure Rules Committee has issued a new pilot Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36L to facilitate the next stage of development of the online...

17 Dec 2018

Head of LexisPSL Family, Geraldine Morris, takes a whistle-stop tour through some of the key family law developments in 2018 and makes some predictions for 2019....

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15 Nov 2018

With a potential Brexit withdrawal deal seemingly now in the pipeline (although subject to change of course at any minute), this blog post summarises some of the...

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6 Aug 2018

Family analysis: In his final press conference at the Royal Courts of Justice before his retirement after five years as President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby...

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2 Aug 2018

Family analysis: Philip J Marshall QC, Stephen Jarmain and Millie Benson, of 1KBW, examine the Supreme Court’s refusal in Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41, [2018] All ER (D)...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Family 11
26 Jul 2018

Background Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and had two adult children. In February 2015 they separated. In May 2015, Mrs Owens filed a petition for divorce on the ground...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Family 14
20 Jul 2018

A new pilot scheme will commence from Monday 23rd July 2018 for six months, with the introduction of a new Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36H. The pilot...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Family 7
4 Jun 2018

Family analysis: Jennifer Perrins, barrister at 1KBW, considers the case of Versteegh v Versteegh on the importance of legal advice in relation to a pre-marital...

SA-1019-028-925x286(1)Family
15 May 2018

Over the past eight years, the annual Family Law Awards have firmly established themselves as a highly prestigious event, celebrating the success and achievements of...

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Disputing family arbitration awards
Family

In BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7 the court was concerned with the general (and novel) question as to the effect that should be given to an arbitration award made when parties...

New Practice Direction issued for next stage of online divorce
Family

The Family Procedure Rules Committee has issued a new pilot Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36L to facilitate the next stage of development of the online...

Family law—review of 2018 and looking forward to 2019
Family

Head of LexisPSL Family, Geraldine Morris, takes a whistle-stop tour through some of the key family law developments in 2018 and makes some predictions for 2019....

Getting ready for Brexit
Family

With a potential Brexit withdrawal deal seemingly now in the pipeline (although subject to change of course at any minute), this blog post summarises some of the...

Interview with Sir James Munby, Family Division President
Family

Family analysis: In his final press conference at the Royal Courts of Justice before his retirement after five years as President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby...

Supreme Court—judge applied right test in refusing defended divorce petition
Family

Family analysis: Philip J Marshall QC, Stephen Jarmain and Millie Benson, of 1KBW, examine the Supreme Court’s refusal in Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41, [2018] All ER (D)...

Strengthening the call for divorce law reform - Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41
Family

Background Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and had two adult children. In February 2015 they separated. In May 2015, Mrs Owens filed a petition for divorce on the ground...

New pilot regarding FGM and forced marriage protection orders
Family

A new pilot scheme will commence from Monday 23rd July 2018 for six months, with the introduction of a new Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36H. The pilot...

Marital agreements—sharing, needs and foreign property regimes
Family

Family analysis: Jennifer Perrins, barrister at 1KBW, considers the case of Versteegh v Versteegh on the importance of legal advice in relation to a pre-marital...

Make a nomination for the 8th annual Family Law Awards
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Over the past eight years, the annual Family Law Awards have firmly established themselves as a highly prestigious event, celebrating the success and achievements of...

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