Paula Murphy


T’is the season to be jolly! Well, not quite, if you are a divorce lawyer!

It is a well-known fact that there is a sharp spike in the number of new divorce clients immediately after the Christmas and New Year period. Disastrous Christmas lunches and New Year’s resolutions, to make a fresh start, are usually the predominant reasons. Without wishing to be all doom and gloom as we fast approach Christmas, I thought I’d reminisce and share some strange examples of unreasonable behaviour […]


D-Day (AKA Divorce Day)

Christmas has been and gone – a time where we should all have been full of cheer and John Lewis style love and warmth. However, for a lot of people the festive period was anticipated with dread. That dread would have taken many forms and for many it may have involved coming to terms with the loss of someone special in their lives, who was […]


Legal Humour

~By Paula Murphy~ People often ask me to recall humorous tales from the legal world, so I thought that today I would try to uplift our readers, rather than send you to sleep with my usual articles. Obviously, I have to be careful what I divulge as I am bound by rules of confidentiality and I would be distraught if a client, past or present, […]

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Stranger Danger

Did you know that there are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney? If you do – “top of the class”; if you didn’t know, well, you’re excused because most people do not know about the Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.   A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions […]


Divorce Controversy in the Media

You have probably all heard or read about the recent divorce case that hit the headlines in early March, about an ex-wife being able to pursue her multi-millionaire ex-husband for financial support, some 27 years after separation, and 19 years after divorce. So what is all the fuss about? When I first heard people ranting about the absurdity of it all, on the Jeremy Vine […]

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Killay Legal Clinic

Many of you will already be aware that Paula has for the past 15 years or so been holding a free legal clinic in Killay on Thursday afternoons.   Up until last week, Paula was holding these clinics in Round the Square Cafe in the Precinct in Killay.  However, as from this week namely Thursday 19th March 2015 Paula will be based in the new […]


Is Your Home Leasehold?

By Paula Murphy   Is your home leasehold? If so, do you know how many years are left remaining before ownership of your home reverts to the owner? If you don’t know, I would strongly suggest that you check. If your home is freehold you own it outright and forever. You can do with it what you want, when you want, without having to ask […]

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Free Legal Clinics in Killay and Mumbles

By Paula Murphy For over ten years I have been running a free legal clinic in Killay on Thursday afternoons.  For many years I ran this free legal clinic from a room in the Killay Tourist Information office until it closed a couple of years ago.  Since then I have continued with the legal clinic at “Round the Square” coffee house in Killay shopping precinct.  […]


Do You Need an “Attorney”?

By Paula Murphy Lots of people seem to know the phrase “Power of Attorney” but do not quite know what one is or whether they should have one.  So what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? It is a legal document prepared in writing which formally appoints someone else to legally act on your behalf in the event of you being unable to do so […]

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Facebook or Divorcebook?

By Paula Murphy Apparently almost one in five Divorce Petitions are now based on allegations that their spouses have done something inappropriate with someone else on Facebook.  Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behaviour.  Certainly, in my experience as a family lawyer, Facebook has been blamed by an increasing number of clients over recent years.  […]