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Norfolk solicitor explains the benefits of a ‘good divorce’

Family solicitors at Norfolk-based law firm Clapham & Collinge LLP are supporting Resolution’s ‘Good Divorce Week 2020’, a national campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first.

Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of early legal advice, as it prepares to re-launch its Code of Practice. 

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart of proceedings. By seeking early professional advice, couples have the benefit of considering a range of options and making a decision that is most suitable to them. 

A head and shoulders picture ofNeale Grearson, who is a partner and head of the family law department at Clapham & Collinge LLP


Neale Grearson, who is a partner and head of the family law department at Clapham & Collinge

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Attorney general asks lawmakers to limit new ‘good time’ law

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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan testifies in January before the House Judiciary and Government Operations committees. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Attorney General TJ Donovan is asking lawmakers to restrict a policy that allows prisoners to earn reduced time off their sentences — he doesn’t want it to apply to people convicted of murder or sexual assault. 

The policy was passed earlier this year as part of a criminal justice reform package called Justice Reinvestment II, aimed at keeping people out of prison, reducing recidivism, and limiting the state’s furlough system. 

Under the so-called “good time” policy, starting in 2021, inmates can begin to earn seven days per month off their minimum and maximum sentences by obeying rules and meeting Department of Corrections requirements.  

But on Wednesday, Donovan told legislators on the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee that in the interest of crime victims, the law should be changed so that

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Smart Grid Legislation Put ComEd Over Public Good


(TNS) — Legislation at the heart of the bribery scandal that has ensnared House Speaker  Michael Madigan  as well as former Commonwealth Edison executives enhanced the utility’s bottom line but failed to produce promised benefits for consumers, according to a report released Tuesday by Illinois PIRG, a public interest advocacy group.

The watchdog report contends the 2011 smart grid legislation, which lawmakers enacted over then-Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto and then-Attorney General  Lisa Madigan’s  opposition, marked the “beginning of ComEd’s illegal scheme to increase its power and influence, in service of (parent company) Exelon’s interests over the interests of its customers and the people of Illinois.”

ComEd’s efforts to woo Madigan began when then- Senate President  Emil Jones , a longtime ally of the utility decided to retire in 2008, the report says.

Before that, then-CEO  John Rowe  viewed Madigan as a foe of the company, and the utility had reached

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Oldham News | Business News | Free advice for families during Good Divorce Week 2020



Date published: 27 November 2020


Family law professionals at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisors are showing their support for Good Divorce Week this year by offering free advice sessions to families.

Good Divorce Week (November 30 – December 4) is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first – an important concept particularly in the run up to Christmas.

Such is the need for good legal advice in 2020 that Oldham-based Pearson Solicitors have extended the free sessions throughout the whole of December.

Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of early legal advice, as the organisation prepares to re-launch its public facing Code of Practice.

Resolution determines that the process of separating, sorting out

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Ilkley law firm marks Good Divorce Week 2020 with free advice sessions

A LAW firm in Ilkley is showing its support for Good Divorce Week 2020, by offering free advice sessions to families.

An annual campaign, Good Divorce Week is organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, and it is taking place from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December.

Good Divorce Week promotes practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. This year the campaign focuses on the benefits of getting early legal advice, as the organisation prepares to re-launch its public facing Code of Practice.

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of children at the heart of proceedings.

To help promote the benefits of early legal advice during Good Divorce Week, lawyers, mediators and financial advisors across

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Good Samaritan and martial arts coach stops baby kidnap in New York City using Jiu-Jitsu takedown



a man holding a sign: Brian Kemsley (L) with his coach Brandon Levi (R) at the US Muay Thai Open (USMTO) tournament in May 2018. Evolution Muay Thai


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Brian Kemsley (L) with his coach Brandon Levi (R) at the US Muay Thai Open (USMTO) tournament in May 2018. Evolution Muay Thai

  • A Good Samaritan and martial arts coach came to the rescue and stopped a baby kidnapping using his Jiu-Jitsu skills on Saturday.
  • Brian Kemsley, 33, had been walking in Madison Square Park, New York with his girlfriend when he heard a woman screaming.
  • A man was trying to pull a baby in a stroller away from its mother.
  • Video footage taken by witnesses showed that Kemsley tackled the man to the ground and held him there for fifteen minutes.
  • The man was taken into custody and transported to hospital for a psychological evaluation, a NYPD spokesperson told Fox News.
  • Kemsley told PIXII: “It’s not a matter of stepping in, it’s a matter of duty when you see a woman and her child screaming.”
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Ward Gethin Archer Solicitors offer free advice to families in support of Good Divorce Week

Family law firm Ward Gethin Archer Solicitors is aiming to help families facing the challenges of separation by offering free advice sessions to show support for Good Divorce Week.

Good Divorce Week, which runs from November 30 to December 4, is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first.

Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of early legal advice, as the organisation prepares to relaunch its public facing Code of Practice.

Law professionals from Ward Gethin Archer solicitors will be offering free advice for Good Divorce Week (43152156)
Law professionals from Ward Gethin Archer solicitors will be offering free advice for Good Divorce Week (43152156)

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart

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Activists Are Targeting an Elite Law Firm for Helping Trump Undercut the Election. Good.

Photograph by Andrew Beaujon.

Following a New York Times story about the Jones Day law firm’s involvement in Donald Trump’s legal war against the 2020 election results, Twitter was ablaze Tuesday with outrage toward the international mega firm. By mid-morning, the Lincoln Project had gotten on board, vowing to launch a multi-platform campaign not only against Jones Day, but also targeting its largest clients for continuing to stick by the firm. The strong reaction is warranted, obviously—but it’s a little late.

Jones Day has been Trump’s outside campaign counsel since he was a long-shot candidate in 2016, defending him in a number of morally reprehensible matters over the course of his presidency. When peaceful protesters who were assaulted at a Trump rally sued—noting that Trump had repeatedly encouraged his supporters to “get ‘em out of here”—who got the case tossed out? Jones Day. The firm also batted back a lawsuit

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Will Joe Biden be good for Britain? Here’s what my time with him in Washington taught me | Kim Darroch | Opinion

A few days after Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, I called on his campaign director, Steve Bannon, in his Washington townhouse near the Capitol. Bannon was then at the height of his powers: the self-proclaimed architect of Trump’s triumph, chief strategist and senior counsellor to the incoming president, the man always “in the room”.

We did the business quickly: getting Bannon’s support for a Theresa May visit to Washington a week after inauguration. To spin out the meeting, I asked him about rumours of his links to some of Europe’s far-right parties: the Front National, Alternative für Deutschland, Lega Nord. Bannon feigned surprise at the question: “of course” he was talking to them. They were part of the great populist wave that was sweeping over western democracies, capitalising on the complacency and corruption of ruling elites, and already cresting with Brexit and Trump’s election. Next stop would be a victory

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PH good peace and order image due to drug war, anti-tambay operations

The 2020 Global Law and Order Report that includes the Philippines in the list of countries with good peace and order and positive perception on the police is due to the aggressive campaign against illegal drugs and pro-active anti-crime strategies that include anti-vagrancy (tambay) operations, a top police official said on Thursday.

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar
(PNP / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO)

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Elezar, deputy chief for Administration of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the Philippines has actually the same feat in 2019 when the same Global Law and Order Report also included the country in the list with a high score of 84/100.

“All along, President Duterte was right when he said that the illegal drugs problem is the root cause of most of the crimes in the country. Through (the) aggressive drug war, we were able to reduce the nationwide index

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