Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
Thomas joined Machins in July 2021 as a trainee solicitor in the Employment Team.
He graduated with a joint degree in History and Politics from the University of York and a Politics related Master of Letters at the University of St Andrews.
Before joining Machins he worked as a policy advisor in HM Cabinet Office and the Department for Education liaising with a range of senior stakeholders in the higher education and construction industries. He then became an inspector of health and safety at the Health and Safety Executive, where he took the lead in inspecting factories throughout the south east, investigating and prosecuting workplace accidents.
He hopes to seize every learning opportunity through his work and interactions with clients to become an accomplished problem solver.
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