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Family law and criminal law, never the twain shall meet? Alas they do meet

Criminal activity can affect the proceedings of family court in many ways. The nature of relationship breakdown and divorce, as well as disputes over the children and finances arrangements, means that family proceedings often leads to the need for criminal advice, and vice versa.

When clients find themselves in both the criminal and family law system, this can add another layer of complexity and pressure.

Lisa Wong is joined by Giles Surman and Tanie Toh of Plowman Chambers to share their views on these two distinct areas if the law, as well as the practical challenges they face in handling the cases with overlapping issues.

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