Family and children issues

Family COVID-19 – Where the law stands on access to your children

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted child care arrangements for many separated parents and their children. Ashlee Robinson explains what you need to know.

May 2020 Learn more
Family If your engagement doesn’t have a happy ending, who gets the ring?

If your fiancé(e) or unexpectedly breaks off the engagement, who gets to keep the engagement ring?

February 2020 Learn more
Family The school nativity – is there danger lurking in the manger?

Anthony Di Palma, solicitor at DAS Law, looks at the photographic minefield of the school nativity play.

December 2019 Learn more
Family New school year brings new clashes over school uniforms

Strict school uniform rules have angered parents who believe their children should be allowed some flexibility when it comes to uniforms. But where does the law stand and what can parents do if they disagree with school rules?

September 2019 Learn more
Goods and services disputes , Family Summer holiday clubs: your rights explained

What can you do if a plan to send your child to a summer holiday club goes awry due to sickness or cancellation? DAS Law investigates.

July 2019 Learn more
Holiday disputes , Family Term-time holidays: fines for taking children out of school go up 93%

The summer holidays are fast approaching and the allure of cheaper holidays during term time is rising. However, schools are taking a much harder line when it comes to issuing fines to parents who take children out of school early.

June 2019 Learn more
Goods and services disputes , Family What can you do if you don’t meet the person of your dreams when using a dating service?

What can people do if they feel that have not received the services they have paid for? Can they ask for their money back if they asked for a prince and all they got were frogs?

February 2019 Learn more
Family The closure of the workplace childcare voucher scheme: what you need to know

On Thursday 4 October 2018 the government will close the childcare voucher scheme to new entrants; here’s what you need to know.

October 2018 Learn more
Goods and services disputes , Family Weddings – what to do if your big day doesn’t have a fairy-tale ending

What happens if your wedding plans end in disappointment because of problems with your dress, your hair or the food?

August 2018 Learn more
Family Day Out Disaster – What happens if your little darling damages a precious work of art?

The recent news that a family were hit with a £100,000 bill after their toddler damaged a work of art will send shivers down the spine of families across the country who are planning their days out over the summer.

June 2018 Learn more
Family Children’s parties – when merriment turns to misery

What happens if things go wrong and someone is injured at a party? Are parents and guardians legally responsible for making sure the venue is safe?

June 2018 Learn more
Family 5 things you need to know about home schooling

What does the law say when it comes to parents taking on the challenge of home schooling their children?

February 2018 Learn more