As we approach the summer of 2024, football fans across Europe are buzzing with excitement for the UEFA European Championship (EM 2024). This year’s tournament, hosted in Germany, promises thrilling matches, fierce rivalries, and unforgettable moments.

At Paradigm Family Law, we understand that the EM 2024 isn’t just about football; it’s about family, community, and shared experiences. Here’s how we connect the spirit of the game with our commitment to supporting families through challenging times.


The Beautiful Game and Family Bonds

Football, like family, is built on teamwork, resilience, and support. Whether you’re cheering for your favorite team from the stands or watching the games at home with your loved ones, football has a unique way of bringing people together. At Paradigm Family Law, we believe in fostering these connections, especially when families are facing transitions such as divorce or separation.

Just as a football team strategizes to achieve victory, our expert team at Paradigm Family Law strategizes to secure the best outcomes for our clients. We provide comprehensive family law services, including:

  • Separation and Divorce: Helping clients navigate the complexities of ending a marriage while preserving family harmony.
  • Children Matter: Ensuring the best interests of children are at the forefront of any legal proceedings, much like a coach prioritizes the well-being of their players.
  • Financial Disputes: Assisting with the fair division of assets, akin to the meticulous planning and execution seen in a well-coordinated football match.

Fixed Fees: A Goal for Financial Certainty

One of the key aspects of our service is our award-winning fixed fee model, offering clients financial predictability and peace of mind. Much like knowing the score at halftime provides a sense of direction, understanding the costs involved in legal proceedings from the outset allows families to plan effectively and avoid unexpected expenses or the stress in extra time or, as we know too well, penalty shoot-out.

International Expertise: Crossing Borders with Confidence

Football tournaments like EM 2024 bring together teams and fans from diverse backgrounds and nations. Similarly, our practice at Paradigm Family Law is deeply experienced in handling international family law cases not only in Europe. Led by our Senior Partner Frank Arndt, the founder and a dual-qualified solicitor and Rechtsanwalt in Germany, we offer expert advice on:

  • International Divorces after Brexit: Navigating the legalities of divorce across different jurisdictions.
  • Hague Child Abduction Cases: Representing parents in complex international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention.
  • Financial Remedies with Offshore Elements: Managing the treatment of offshore assets in divorce and offshore trusts that span multiple countries.
  • Domestic Abuse following major matches: In England, studies have found that domestic abuse incidents increase by 26% when the national team wins or draws, and by 38% when the team loses. Alcohol consumption is a major contributing factor, as it exacerbates aggressive behaviors and lowers inhibitions. The 2018 World Cup saw a 33% increase in domestic abuse contacts to the NSPCC helpline and a 17% rise in Childline counseling sessions during the tournament.

Similar trends have been observed internationally. For example, in Germany, police data from previous World Cups indicated a notable spike in domestic violence reports following major matches. In Brazil, domestic violence shelters report higher intake rates during and immediately after World Cup games.

The correlation between football tournaments and increased domestic violence is also influenced by the emotional highs and lows associated with the outcomes of matches, combined with high alcohol consumption and heightened emotional states. Various organizations worldwide have been raising awareness and offering support to mitigate these effects during such events.

Supporting Our Community: More Than Just Legal Advice

As football unites communities, we aim to support our clients beyond legal advice. Whether through mediation services or providing a platform for amicable dispute resolution (i.e., private FDR), we strive to reduce the stress and emotional toll on families. Just as football fans come together to support their teams, we come together with our clients to support them through their legal journeys.


As you gear up for EM 2024, remember that Paradigm Family Law is here to support your family’s needs, both on and off the pitch. Whether you need guidance through a family law matter or simply want to understand your options, we offer a 30 min free initial consultation to help you get started.

Let’s enjoy the beautiful game together and celebrate the spirit of family, teamwork, and resilience. Here’s to a fantastic EM 2024 and to keeping our families strong and united!

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] or call our York, London, Manchester, or Birmingham offices. Let’s kick off this summer with the assurance that Paradigm Family Law is by your side.

Contact Information

York Office: Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QH Phone: 01904 217225 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm M – F, Appointments Not Required)

London Office: 10 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5HP Phone: 020 3633 2301 (By Appointment Only)

Manchester Office: 13th Floor, City Tower, Manchester M1 4BT Phone: 0161 327 3677 (By Appointment Only)

Birmingham Office: Eleven Brindley Place, Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2LP Phone: 020 3633 2301 (By Appointment Only)