Babalola Adegunsoye joins Bhatia Best

Everyone at Bhatia Best would like to say a huge welcome to Babalola Adegunsoye, who has joined our Family and Child Law Department. Babalola, or Babs as he is known, is a Solicitor based in our Family and Child Law department at our Nottingham office. Babs specialises in care proceedings and private children law matters. […]

Dale Vince ex-wife wins divorce cash battle

A woman has won a landmark Supreme Court bid to claim cash from her ex-husband 20 years after they divorced. Judges had initially blocked her claim after Mr Vince argued he had made his wealth after their relationship ended and she had made her application too late.Kathleen Wyatt, of Monmouthshire, applied for maintenance from former […]


Following Nottingham Trent University’s graduation week, Bhatia Best are pleased to offer two recent graduates full-time positions with the firm. Ben Brown and Jodie Smith were both Placement Students in 2012/13 as part of the Nottingham Trent University’s (LLB) Sandwich Placement Programme. Following their graduation, both have been offered full-time Paralegal positions at our Nottingham […]


NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY AND BHATIA BEST SOLICITORS – A FIRM RELATIONSHIP   The annual influx of Placement Students from the Nottingham Trent University’s (LLB) Sandwich Placement Programme commenced work at Bhatia Best Solicitors this week. There are seven Placement Students in this year’s intake:- Rebecca Singleton – Public Law and Community Care Department. Lara Bethell […]

Reforms to the Family Justice System

Reforms to the Family Justice System A single Family Court was created on 22 April 2014. On the same day, the majority of the family justice provisions in the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force. The new Family Court can deal with all family proceedings apart from a limited number of matters, which will be exclusively reserved […]

Glansfields join Bhatia Best

Glansfields join Bhatia Best  Longstanding Mansfield family and criminal practice Glansfields joined Bhatia Best on 1 April 2014. Robert Glansfield has practised in Mansfield all his career and is a criminal and family law practitioner, being both a criminal duty solicitor and holding specialist children’s panel accreditation. Bhatia Best are delighted to welcome Robert and […]

Social Services meetings and Child Protection Conferences.

Social Services meetings and Child Protection Conferences. Social Workers may invite parents to Initial Child Protection Conferences (ICPCs) if, following their enquiries, they still have concerns about the children’s safety and welfare. The purpose of an ICPC is to collate information from everyone involved in the family’s life and the care of the children. Naturally […]

Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents’ Rights  When a couple separate, arrangements for the children are a crucial issue.  Parents focus upon arrangements between themselves and grandparents are often an afterthought.  Side-lined grandparents often seek advice from solicitors about their right to have contact with their grandchildren.  In essence, “grandparents’ rights” do not exist. Grandparents however can apply to the court […]

Is it a Broker?

How to ensure that you have direct contact with a family solicitor. This article is designed to advise potential family clients with regard to the changing face of the legal market in Family Law. The exclusion of private law matters from the scope of Legal Aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders […]

New Family Law Solicitor for the Nottingham Office

New Family Law Solicitor for the Nottingham Office We are pleased to announce that Lucy Keiller LL.B (Hons)has joined our Bhatia Best team in Nottingham. Lucy trained at Fish & Co In Wolverhampton having already worked in Criminal Law at a local firm here in Nottingham. Lucy studied Law At Birmingham City University before completing her vocational studies at Nottingham Law School. As well as working […]

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