Family law and commercial law are two different branches of common law, which handles many aspects of social life in the UK. Family law and commercial law refer to different juridical matters and exercise almost opposite approaches towards implementing the law. These different attitudes result from working with different types of clients, who have specific priorities. To attain the degree of involvement that clients expect from family law experts, family solicitors London, who are Resolution members, implement the appropriate Code of Practice.
Commercial law results from our efforts to gain wealth, which are regulated against our legal definitions of social equity. Family law translates our private life commitments into rights and obligations that we have as citizens. People with legal issues related to their family lives or to some form of legally defined cohabitation are assisted by family solicitors. Commercial solicitors assist either people or companies with legal issues related to their business transactions.
Commercial law includes aspects of public law, insofar as “juristic persons” are concerned. The concept of a “juristic person” applies to companies and corporations that have legal identities even though they are not people. Corporate law is the most intricate part of commercial law in its public aspect. Contracts and torts make up the private law part of commercial law. Family law is entirely private law.
Individuals and “juristic persons” are assisted by commercial solicitors with their legal issues concerning contracts and property. Intellectual property and licensing are included here. Business associations imply issues concerning development, sales, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures. Commercial solicitors also assist businesses with their debt recovery and employment law issues.
Family solicitors offer pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements in case of marriage, cohabitation, or civil partnership. The legally recognized alternatives to marriage are registered by family law experts, so that clients involved in such relationships can have their rights protected. Family solicitors also offer assistance to family members who request civil injunctions or protection orders as victims of domestic abuse. In the case of separating clients, family solicitors assist them with their divorce settlements. From legitimacy to adoption or child support, all legal matters related to children are handled by family solicitors, and so are matters related to inheritance.
Mediation, followed by litigation only if mediation fails, is offered by both commercial and family solicitors. Commercial contracts stipulate mediation when disputes are handled. Even so, you must bear in mind that commercial law only operates with property, whereas family law operates with persons. Matters like child custody or child-related financial settlements may require legal advice and representation long after a divorce was pronounced. In such cases, family solicitors offer expertise in collaborative law. This is a sub domain of family law where non-confrontational law implementation is sought.
The constructive resolution of family disputes, including divorce, is achieved by the association for family solicitors London by working within the Resolution’s code of conduct.