I have always been an admirer of the vibrant beautiful designs of Kate Spade's bags and accessories. I was sad to see the headline reporting Kate Spade's death as a result of suspected suicide this week. Some news reports are suggesting that Kate and her husband were in the process of separating and that this is the reason Kate decided to end her life at 55.

As a family lawyer I often see clients in extreme emotional distress, dealing with difficult personal, emotional and financial issues as a result of the breakdown of a relationship.  There is a great deal of support available if you are facing such difficulties.

Freeths' office charity this year is MIND, the national mental health charity.  The Oxford office of Freeths is also supporting the local charity; Home-Start. Both of these charities offer help, advice and support to individuals and families dealing with mental health issues.  We are currently fundraising for Home-start with several 30 for 30 challenges.  Please help us to support the great work Home-Start are doing:- https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/freeths30for30