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Located in Plymouth, Devon, C&C Family Law was established as a specialist practice in 2007 by accredited family lawyers Celia Charlton and Samantha Cook

We provide advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, children, prenuptial agreements and collaborative law.

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Archive for the ‘Domestic Violence’ Category

The charity Citizens Advice has commissioned research into people who choose to go to Court without a lawyer and found the negative impact of choosing this route. The findings show that 70% who have been through the family court process without representation later said that using a legal professional would have benefitted their court experience.  [ Read More ]

At the end of December 2015, the new offence of coercive or controlling behaviour was introduced.  Controlling or coercive behaviour causes someone with whom the perpetrator is in an intimate or family relationship to either: fear that violence will be used against them on at least two occasions; or or experience serious alarm or distress  [ Read More ]

Michael Gove was appointed as Lord Chancellor and The Secretary of State for Justice on 10th May 2015. This role gives him oversight of all of Ministry of Justice business and makes him responsible for making improvements to the justice system so that it better serves the public. Traditionally, the role of Lord Chancellor has  [ Read More ]

The Home Secretary has announced a new domestic abuse offence of coercive and controlling behaviour. The new regulation is aimed at preventing sustained patterns of extreme psychological and emotional abuse. Victims of coercive control can have every aspect of life controlled by their partner, often being subjected to daily intimidation and humiliation.  For example, including  [ Read More ]

May 20


If you are thinking of attending Court without a lawyer, it can be a daunting prospect. Lucy Reed, a barrister at St John’s Chambers, Bristol has produced a series of three videos to help. The videos, which can be accessed on Youtube by searching ‘The Family Court without a Lawyer’, give practical advice and guidance  [ Read More ]

Mar 06

Clare’s Law

Clare’s Law, which allows police to disclose details of an abusive partners’ past, has been rolled out across England and Wales from 8th March 2014. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – also known as Clare’s Law – is named after Clare Wood who was murdered 5 years ago by her former partner, who had a  [ Read More ]

Nov 26

Clare’s Law

‘Clare’s Law’, which allows a person to find out from the police whether their partner has had a history of domestic violence, is to be extended to all of England and Wales with effect from March 2014 The initiative reflects the efforts of the father of Clare Wood who was murdered in February 2009 by  [ Read More ]

Until this week, the only protection available to you if you were a victim of stalking was under the old rules governing harassment.  Now, a new offence of stalking has been added to offer further protection to victims.   Where the behaviour causes fear of violence, a conviction carries a maximum 5 year sentence A  [ Read More ]