Courtroom
18/05/20

Covid-19 Lockdown – Impact on the Court System

The beginning of the end of a paper-based Court system? In July 2016, the Civil Courts Structure Review prepared by Lord Justice Briggs proposed a …

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22/05/17

The impact of Divorce upon retirement income

The Prudential Insurance Company conduct an annual study which for the past 10 years has tracked the finances, future plans and aspirations of people planning …

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08/02/17

Making sure you are protected through divorce

How can a Judge make a Husband hand over £2.7 million to his ex-wife, 15 years after their divorce? Glen Briers had a £10,000,000 fashion …

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01/02/17

Spike in divorce queries – “Divorce Day” phenomena

It is often reported that on the first Monday back to work after the New Year, that the telephones of family law solicitors are hot …

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Family Law
11/01/17

Stopping Perpetrators From Cross Examining Their Victims In The Family Court

The courts handle parental disputes and other cases related to divorce.  The Ministry of Justice said it was working with the judiciary to bring in …

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04/01/17

No fault divorces

Lawyers Put Pressure on the Government to Introduce “No Fault Divorces” It was recently reported that family lawyers have been gathering outside Parliament to put …

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Domestic Abuse
03/01/17

Divorce and Brexit – The Final Straw

A recent report by the Head of the UK’s largest family law organisation warns that the stress of Brexit is adding to pressure on couples …

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Regulatory Law
21/12/16

Tougher Enforcement Powers

Family Solicitors welcome Court for tougher enforcement powers. The Law Commission has called for a cultural change to ensure Family Financial Orders are enforced more …

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16/12/16

Ex Husbands who don’t pay up after divorce

Ex Husbands who don’t pay up after divorce could face losing their Driving Licence or Passport. Divorcing parties who try to wriggle out of paying …

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Family Law
16/12/16

Divorce rates continue to decline

The option to cohabit and the increasing age at marriage may be factors In 2014 there were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales. A decrease …

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Thinking About Adoption
28/11/16

Good Divorce Week – 28th November 2016 – 2nd December 2016

Between the 28th November and 2nd December Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) are running a “Good Divorce Week”. On the 30th November over …

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Pensions in Divorce
03/11/16

Pensions within Divorce Proceedings

Financial proceedings following on from a divorce can often be complicated, especially if there are Pensions issues.   The issue of Pension provision should be taken …

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