13 November, 2020

Probate and Estate Administration

29 March, 2021

What is Probate? Probate is the term loosely used for dealing with the assets and affairs of a person who has died (often referred to as the deceased or Testator), which can also be called Estate Administration. You would usually need to show that you have the legal authority to handle probate and would apply […]


14 January, 2021

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LGBT Families

16 December, 2020

At Allard Bailey Family Law we assist LGBT+ couples, individuals and families with a range of personal legal issues. During their happiest times, we assist couples who are moving in together with drafting cohabitation agreements, sometimes called living together agreements.  We also advise on pre-civil partnership agreements and nuptial agreements for couples who are taking the exciting […]

Domestic Abuse Support & Resources

16 December, 2020

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones. Telephone and TypeTalk: 0808 2000 247The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327  Email: [email protected] runs the National LGBT+ domestic […]

Stephen Fry joins Allard Bailey in video campaign to fight prejudice against same-sex parenting

12 December, 2020

Louise Allard, Joint Managing Partner of Allard Bailey: “Despite the progress that has been made for the LGBT community in recent years, many people still view same-sex parenting with suspicion.  Sadly, children face bullying because of their same-sex parents and their parents often face stigma. We believe this stigma is unjustified and hope our video […]

Recommended in Legal 500 2021

1 October, 2020

Through independent research, it has gathered the following feedback about the firm: ‘Allard Bailey was very efficient, transparent and supportive and clearly knew the ins and outs of the legal procedure. I felt that I was in very capable hands and was very pleased I had employed the team’ ‘A specialist and boutique family law […]

Domestic Abuse Help in Lockdown

30 April, 2020

The increase in domestic abuse during the pandemic has been alarming. In London alone, more than 4,000 people were arrested for domestic abuse in the first six weeks of lockdown. Charges and cautions for domestic abuse have increased by 24% compared with last year.  The charity, Refuge, reports an increase in calls to their helpline […]

When Children Get Stuck in the Middle

30 January, 2020

As this week is Children’s Mental Health Week, we highlight how separation and divorce affects children, particularly when one parent encourages resentment and anger towards the other. We also share some practical tips for parents who believe they are experiencing parental alienation. What is Parental Alienation? Parental alienation is used to describe the situation when […]

Dads Putting Their Children First

19 November, 2019

Research shows that Dads are as important as Mums in their  roles as caregivers, protectors, supporters and as models for social and emotional behaviour. In fact, a child’s relationship with their Dad is one of the most significant and influential they will ever have. This remains the case when parents separate, because the parental role […]

Common Myths about Adoption

16 October, 2019

Myth: You have to be a ‘traditional’ family unit to adopt Anyone over the age of 21 can be considered as an adopter. You can be single, married, in a civil partnership or living with a partner.  The stability and permanency of any relationship you are in is the only concern. The main criteria for […]

Co-parenting Disputes About School Applications

30 September, 2019

Whether your children are educated in the state sector or privately, choice of school is of utmost importance to most parents and carers. We are all aware that providing children with a good education can set them up for a successful and happy future. Schooling choices and decisions carry with them a sense of huge […]

Allard Bailey Recommended by The Legal 500

30 September, 2019

The Legal 500 conducts independent research and has gathered the following feedback about the firm, which is featured in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 edition: ‘The lawyers are highly experienced and knowledgeable, quite possibly better than the most famous city firms. At the same time the lawyers take a very pragmatic approach, and keep […]