Senior judge renews calls for introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce in England and Wales – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2015 in divorce, families, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Laws governing divorce in England and Wales should be modernised to allow couples to divorce without accusing their ex of adultery or ‘unreasonable behaviour’, according to one of the country’s most senior judges.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th April 2015

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Lawyers see ‘uptick’ in claims by ex-spouses – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, law firms, news by tracey

‘Law firms report an increase in inquiries from people who divorced many years ago but who now hope they have further financial claims on their former spouse. The trend has been driven by the publicity surrounding the landmark Supreme Court ruling passed last month, involving green energy tycoon Dale Vince and his former wife Kathleen Wyatt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Glued privates, rotting seafood and bargain sports cars: wronged wives turn to revenge spectaculars – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2015 in divorce, news, women by sally

‘Social media helping make dramatic acts of revenge against philandering husbands a standard feature of British divorce, say lawyers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2015

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag: legal advice privilege and the risks of being caught with a divorce lawyer – Family Law Week

‘Samuel Littlejohns, pupil at 1 Hare Court, examines whether the very fact that a party consulted a lawyer at a given time is privileged information, and the practical consequences of this for practitioners.’

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Family Law Week, 27th March 2015

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Wife gets tenth of £2million demand after signing ‘post nuptial’ agreement – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘Caroline Hopkins challenged the terms of the settlement but judge rejected claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2015

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Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 14 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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Woman jailed for pouring scalding water over husband – The Guardian

‘A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted March 24th, 2015 in courts, divorce, family courts, financial provision, internet, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from February 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd March 2014

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Revisiting divorce settlements – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The case of Stephen and Ellen Debruin, recently the subject of an application for leave to appeal by Mr Debruin, reopens the argument about whether the current wide discretion of judges in our divorce laws results in consistent and fair results.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd March 2015

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No evidence of regulatory risks from online divorce, research finds – Legal Futures

‘There is no evidence of online divorce leading to regulatory risks, joint research by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Legal Services Consumer Panel has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2015

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Vince v Wyatt; the value of a clean break order – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘The Supreme Court has told us that Ms Wyatt must explain and justify her reasons for delaying in making a claim, and that it is important to address the effect of delay on the Respondent. Little has been said of the responsibility of any spouse seeking to exclude future claims against themselves to seek a clean break order.’

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Zenith Chambers, 13th March 2015

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Online divorce… a practical choice – Legal Services Board

Posted March 19th, 2015 in divorce, internet, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

‘The Legal Services Board and the Legal Services Consumer Panel today publish jointly commissioned research comparing the consumer experience of online divorce with more traditional services. This is the first time that this aspect of online legal services has been looked at.’

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Legal Services Board, 19th March 2015

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Varying a Foreign Maintenance Order Post the Maintenance Regulation – Family Law Week

Posted March 19th, 2015 in divorce, EC law, financial provision, news, regulations by sally

‘James Roberts, barrister of 1 King’s Bench Walk, and Catherine Silwal , Senior Solicitor with KJ Smith Solicitors, analyse the law relating to variation of foreign maintenance orders and the effect of the EU Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009).’

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Family Law Week, 17th March 2015

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Divorcing? Delay until April 6 to cut your tax bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2015 in capital gains tax, divorce, news, tax avoidance, taxation by sally

‘A little-understood aspect of the tax rules means couples could avoid capital gains tax by delaying separation until the next financial year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2015

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Delayed divorce battle: Ecotricity founder Dale Vince’s New Age traveller ex-wife wins cash fight – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news, Supreme Court, time limits by tracey

‘A former New Age traveller whose ex-husband became a millionaire more than a decade after they separated has won a cash fight in the Supreme Court. Kathleen Wyatt wants a payout from Dale Vince – although she did not lodge a claim until nearly 20 years after their divorce.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2015

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Wind farm tycoon Dale Vince awaits post-divorce payout ruling – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news, Supreme Court, time limits by tracey

‘A wind power tycoon will learn whether his ex-wife’s claim for a financial settlement lodged almost 20 years after they divorced has been successful.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2015

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Nuptial Agreements: The Search for Intention – Family Law Week

‘Ben Wooldridge, pupil at 1 Hare Court, reviews the court’s treatment of nuptial agreements since Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42, highlighting emerging trends and the growing significance of the parties’ intentions in determining enforceability.’

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Family Law Week, 5th MArch 2015

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Laura Ashley boss says he struggles to pay his estranged wife’s £110k-a-month maintenance – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Laura Ashley boss, Dr Khoo Kay Peng, 76, is locked in a £400 million divorce battle with his former-Miss Malaysia wife of 43 years, Pauline Siew Phin Chai. A judge found in Miss Chai’s favour last October that the divorce proceedings should be heard in UK, as the couple fight a “parallel” case in their native-Malaysia. While the “expensive gallop” between the two countries continues, the husband has failed to pay more than £400,000 in legal and maintenance costs to his wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2015

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A Theory of Everything – Special Contributions in Matrimonial Finance – Family Law Week

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Joshua Viney of 1 Hare Court considers the problem of identifying those cases where a contribution will be treated as “special” and analyses the relevant case law.’

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Family Law Week, 27th February 2015

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Multimillionaire divorce husband ‘not on same planet’, judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in divorce, financial dispute resolution, financial provision, news by sally

‘US businessman Randy Work told the High Court he was not willing to pay his estranged wife any of his £150m fortune.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2015

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