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Want to feel old? Jude Law’s cute kid from The Holiday’s a mum after having lockdown baby in emergency c-section

YOU’LL remember her as Jude Law’s adorable daughter Sophie in Christmas classic The Holiday.

But now Fabulous can reveal Miffy Englefield is all grown up – and has had a baby in lockdown. 

Miffy was just six when she starred in The Holiday

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Miffy, Alex and baby Frankie

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Miffy, Alex and baby FrankieCredit: miffyenglefield/Instagram

Miffy, 21, who lives in Littlehampton, West Sussex, with her partner, drummer Alex Whivley-Conway, 24, became a mum to baby girl Frankie on April 23. 

“She arrived at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester three days early after 21 hours of labour,” said Miffy. “Then my temperature soared, doctors realised I had an infection and I was rushed for a c-section.

“I was pumped full of antibiotics and kept in hospital for two days. Alex was only able to visit me for two hours a day. 

“It was really scary and because I’m a bit punky and

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Whisper it quietly, but law firms have done well in lockdown | Opinion

Apparently an insurance broker was so concerned about law firms struggling through September that it set up a dedicated advice helpline.

The thinking was sound: many firms had a wretched year dealing with a pandemic and financial crisis and were faced with a hike in their insurance costs as renewal date approached for most.

The reality was, I am told, rather different, and in the space of four weeks there were barely a dozen calls as most firms were able to secure cover without difficulty (albeit at higher cost). The SRA’s own figures confirm the apocalyptic predictions some had made were misplaced: just 28 firms notified the regulator they had not got insurance, a drop of one-third compared to 2019.

The figures hint at something many in the legal sector might be thinking but dare not say: this pandemic has been relatively smooth sailing for law firms, at least compared

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Suspect in custody after manhunt, SJU campus lockdown

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State Patrol officers stop vehicles during a campus lockdown Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at St. John’s University.  (Photo: Dave Schwarz, [email protected])

COLLEGEVILLE — Authorities locked down St. John’s University Thursday as they searched for a suspect who punched an officer during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 94.

Devan Dajon Wilson, 29, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Sagatagan Lake on the campus of St. John’s University, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

No force was used when Wilson was taken into custody, according to state patrol. He was transported to St. Cloud Hospital for observation and will be booked into the Stearns County Jail when released.

Officers from the Stearns-Benton Tactical Team, St. Cloud Police Department Tactical Team and the State Patrol Special Response Team continued searching inside buildings in the area Thursday evening in an attempt

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Can you get a divorce during lockdown? Emma Darley of Ringrose Law explains

For many couples, lockdown will have affirmed the sad fact that their marriage has irretrievably broken down, writes Emma Darley, of Ringrose Law.

The current worries regarding employment and financial instability, coupled with having to spend more time at home together, may have highlighted issues in your marriage that you are unable to ignore any longer.

But, is it even possible to get divorced during lockdown?

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Emma of Ringrose Law. (43122109)

Here, we answer some common questions and provide some points to consider.

1. Can I get divorced during lockdown?



Most family lawyers are currently working remotely and the family courts are still open.

If you wish to start divorce proceedings, the courts have implemented an online procedure.

In straightforward, uncontested, divorces the entire procedure from filing the application to decree absolute can be dealt with on a paper basis.

This means there will be no need to attend hearings.

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THIS is how to get round the pub lockdown! Bar sets up phone line outside

A pub has poked fun at a lockdown loophole by installing a telephone a few yards away from an outdoor bar so customers can pre-order their takeaway drinks. 

The Red Lion and Sun in Highgate, London, has connected a telephone to a bar so customers can order their drinks before immediately collecting them. 

Following a government U-turn on businesses selling takeaway alcohol, pubs are able to sell takeaway drinks to customers who order online or by phone, text or post.

The Red Lion and Sun in Highgate, London, has connected a telephone to a bar so customers can order their drinks before immediately collecting them

The pub shared footage on Twitter and revealed the new way for customers to 'pre-order'

The pub shared footage on Twitter and revealed the new way for customers to ‘pre-order’

The gastropub shared footage on Twitter which showed a cord stretching from a table along the carpark to an outdoor bar, captioned: ‘Don’t forget to pre-order your drinks.’ 

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Fifth of marriages have IMPROVED during lockdown



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One in five of marriages in the UK have benefited from the national lockdown, research has revealed.

A study carried out by the Marriage Foundation found 20 per cent of married parents felt their relationship had strengthened while only nine per cent said theirs had worsened during the pandemic.

During their research, the national charity analysed data from 2,559 parents who had completed a questionnaire by the University of Essex for the UK Household Longitudinal Survey Coronavirus Study.

They found twice as many marriages had improved during the coronavirus crisis while the proportion of parents considering divorce fell by two thirds from those seen before the pandemic in 2017- 2019. 



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How to get a cheap divorce – 8 tips to save cash as lockdown sparks boom in break ups

There’s no doubt the virus crisis can put a strain on even the healthiest of relationships – with lockdown stress, and financial and work worries piling on the pressure.

But it’s also had a damaging effect on couples who were already unhappy, according to research by investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown.

And that’s whether they were in the middle of a divorce when it all kicked off – or simply realised during lockdown that they couldn’t go on any longer.

Sarah Coles, the firm’s personal finance analyst, says: “Many of those already making plans for divorce were halted by social distancing that meant they couldn’t see their lawyer.

“So divorce applications received by courts fell by a fifth between April and June.”

Divorces aren’t a cheap affair

But with solicitors able to see clients again, stalled divorces have restarted –

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Second lockdown could spark divorce spike, warns Sheffield solicitor

Divorce is a costly affair
Divorce is a costly affair

Bradie Pell, head of family law at Graysons Solicitors in Sheffield city centre has been dealing with a number of divorce enquiries since the first lockdown came to an end.

The record-breaking levels have even been peaking above the yearly ‘divorce day’ – the traditional spike in January that sees couples that have managed to hold it together for the festive period finally throwing the towel in.

Law firms traditionally see a lull in divorce enquiries in the summer months, but this year – with the pandemic causing couples to spend months alone with each other – many have been reporting a 40 per cent increase when compared with the same period in 2019.

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Bradie Pell, head of family law at Graysons

Bradie says: “It has been an incredibly challenging situation for

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LOCKDOWN ‘JUST THE FINAL STEP’: Divorce woes increase with second wave of COVID

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With the second wave, the firm’s lawyers are seeing issues that relate directly to COVID.

“That includes separation agreements, support payments, child access, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, exclusive possession and domestic abuse,” said Bach.

“It’s been a stressful time for a lot of families because of the repercussions of COVID.”

Parenting issues have been the biggest problem for many separated couples, with the restrictions in place in each home, and with schooling for the children, whether in person or online.

“After that, it’s clients losing jobs, which of course impacts supports.”

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Shulman transitioned quickly to remote services during the first lockdown, and so did the courts, but it’s another level of adjustment and uncertainty for everyone.

Are people moving forward to settling their differences more quickly during COVID, given the extra restrictions on time and space?

Sadly, no,

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