We represent clients who are legally aided, private paying, and no win, no fee.
For clients who are not eligible for legal aid, we offer a fixed fee initial interview, and we can offer fixed fee services for divorce and relationships. We provide a free first interview for personal injury matters.
we are conveniently located in the heart of Basildon town centre, and within easy walking distance from Basildon train station (on Fenchurch Street line) and Basildon bus station.
Public parking is available nearby.
At MWP Solicitors we are able to provide legal advice on all aspects of family law, including separation, divorce and related matters including children…
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October 29, 2015
HM Courts & Tribunals Service has taken the decision to create 11 divorce centres within England and Wales, with the vast majority of uncontested decree nisi applications being considered by Legal Advisers (rather than District Judges) at those centres.
The reasons for this is to reduce processing delays and inconsistency. The aim is that the centres will improve services, release efficiencies of scale and minimise the possibility of fraud.
The divorce centre for London and the South East is based in Bury St Edmunds.
October 19, 2015
MWP Solicitors has again received Lexcel's accredited mark for excellence in legal practice and client care.
The assessment took place on 19 October 2015. The Assessor Mr Johnson said 'the Practice maintains a Central Register of Client Feedback, inspection of which reveals very high satisfaction levels and likelihood that the client will recommend the Practice to others. Moreover, no complaints were recorded this year'.
He also said 'auditing of files consistently shows that they are very well run, and with key information captured on File Opening Sheets and Checklists'.
April 10, 2014
April 2014 will see the establishment of the single Family Court. This is the largest family justice reform for a generation; its aim is to put children at the heart of the system. For the first time, family procedures within the Magistrates’ and County Courts will be brought under one national Family Court, for England and Wales.
The current family justice system experiences excessive delays, with care and supervision cases taking on average 56 weeks. These delays were a potential harm to the children’s chances of finding permanent homes and also causing distress. The Family Court acting as a single entity will reduce the unnecessary delays of cases being transferred to different jurisdictions.
The single jurisdiction will create a much simpler system. It will also be easier for the people using the Court. Court users will now submit their applications to the Family Court and it will then be allocated to the right level Judge in the most suitable location.
Changes in the Children and Families Act will affect both public and private law proceedings.
Public Law changes intend to help cut down the time taken on care and supervision cases by introducing a 26 week time limit.
Private Law changes aim to resolve more family disputes outside of the court. The law will encourage people to consider mediation before litigation, unless exempt for special reasons. Along with less conflict, mediation also saves time and costs.