As Owner/Director, Karen Kenyon celebrates her 30th year as a Qualified Solicitor, we thought we’d take a look back at 1989 and see what else was happening in the world back then.
- Ant and Dec first appeared on our screens as PJ and Duncan in Byker Grove
- On this day in 1989, Lisa Stansfield was at Number 1 in the British Charts with All Around the World
- The Number 1 Album in the British Charts was Wild! by Erasure
- The House of Commons was televised for the first time
- Sky TV began broadcasting in the UK
- In Eastenders, Den Watts plunged into a canal and to certain death (or so we thought!) after being shot by a bunch of daffodils
- The Berlin Wall came down. For the younger generations, it will be hard to imagine that Germany was once a divided nation with a concrete wall between the two. Imagine building a wall between two nations nowadays?!
- The Church of England allows the ordination of women
- The FA Cup Semi-Final between Nottingham Forest FC and Liverpool FC was scheduled to take place at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. A number of factors including standing terraces, the use of metal crush barriers and overcrowding led to the death of 96 people with many more sustaining life changing physical and psychological injuries. Sadly, over 30 years on from the disaster, the legal battles continue.
- The Children Act changes the law in regard to children in England and Wales introducing the notion of parental responsibility in access and custody matters
Karen was born in South Shields in Tyneside although she relocated to Manchester at a relatively young age. Karen attended Liverpool University and Chester College of Law.
Karen deals with a wide range of family law issues including divorce, financial settlements, contact and separation agreements. Karen is a Member of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.