Horton v Henry; pensions, bankruptcy and divorce – Family Law Week

‘Pranjal Shrotri, barrister, 36 Bedford Row identifies the importance of the forthcoming judgment of the Court of Appeal in Horton v Henry.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd June 2015

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‘Money for lawyers’ triggers jump in reopened divorce cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 16th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘The number of people returning to the courts to boost their divorce settlements doubled last year – partly because there is more money around to spend on lawyers, according to new data.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th June 2015

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Assessment of domestic violence should not be culture sensitive – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2015 in corporal punishment, divorce, domestic violence, news by sally

‘This recent domestic violence case involving a child and the comments made by Mrs Justice Pauffley have been exciting the interest of both the media those agencies involved in child protection, such as the NSPCC.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2015

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Double divorces on the rise as ex-spouses bring new claims against their former partners – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by sally

‘The number of disgruntled spouses returning to court to try and win more money from former partners after a divorce has already gone through has more than doubled in a year.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2015

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Doctor’s wife loses £3.2m home after ‘on-the-cheap divorce went wrong’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2015 in benefits, divorce, housing, news, solicitors by sally

‘An attempt to settle a divorce cheaply backfired leaving Norma Wilson having to live a one-bed council flat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2015

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Divorcee Michelle Young to be sued over financing of bitter legal battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2015 in contracts, costs, divorce, news, trials by sally

‘Saga of divorce battle takes extraordinary new twist as financial backers plan to sue her for breach of contract.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2015

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Father killed himself after being asked for £11,000 child support, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2015 in child support, children, divorce, financial provision, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A father hanged himself after receiving letters from the Child Support Agency demanding £11,000 in backdated maintenance payments for his son, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2015

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Woman who sold her ex-husband’s grave space without his knowledge has to pay him £4,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, divorce, fraud, married persons, news by sally

‘A woman who sold her ex-husband’s graveyard plot after forging his signature has been ordered to pay him more than £4,000.’
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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Susan Workman murder: Killer’s family post ad to trace jury – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in advertising, divorce, domestic violence, evidence, juries, media, murder, news by sally

‘The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife have taken out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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Pension reforms loophole: Ex-wives may lose out in rule change over shared pot – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2015 in divorce, news, pensions by sally

‘New rules allowing people to withdraw entire pension funds create loophole that can override agreements to share benefits built up by breadwinner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2015

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Men-only divorce law firm for fathers feeling let down by family courts to open in London – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2015 in children, divorce, law firms, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘Men-only divorce law firms look set to be the latest import from America as Britain’s first practice targeting fathers who feel hard done by in the family courts sets up in London.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2015

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Extend divorce mediation meetings to “smaller civil cases”, Lord Neuberger says – Litigation Futures

Posted May 13th, 2015 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by tracey

‘Lord Neuberger has said that the compulsory mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs) introduced for separating couples should be extended to “smaller civil cases”.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th May 2015

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Judge urges divorcing couple to end ‘awful’ court fight and reach settlement – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2015 in divorce, news by tracey

‘A judge has told a former beauty queen how “awful” divorce court fights are and urged her to try to reach a settlement with her estranged lawyer husband. Mr Justice Holman is today due to start analysing evidence in a multi-million pound cash dispute involving Ekaterina, 42, and Richard Fields, 59, in the family division of the high court in London.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2015

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“Reattribution” after MAP v MFP or “For better, for worse” – Family Law Week

Posted May 12th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Ella Calnan, barrister of Fourteen, considers the future prospects of claims for reattribution of expenditure in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law week, 8th May 2015

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Judge blasts warring parents for damaging young sons – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2015 in contact orders, divorce, families, news by sally

‘Family court judge says while each parent is devoted to their sons, the boys are “the most unfortunate children” because the estranged couple are unable to contain their hatred for each other’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2015

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Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry: Judicial Review of Shariah Councils – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted May 6th, 2015 in divorce, islamic law, judicial review, marriage, news by sally

‘On 23 March, Theresa May announced plans for a review of shariah councils in England and Wales, to examine their compatibility with British values, if the Conservatives win the May election. Shariah councils are bodies that issue divorce certificates for Islamic marriages, offer mediation and reconciliation services to couples married under religious law, and produce expert opinion reports on religious matters. An AHRC-funded research project concluded that the shariah council it studied (along with a Beth Din and a Catholic Tribunal) “provide[s] an important service for those Jews, Muslims and Catholics for whom a religious divorce ‘in the sight of God’ is important from both a spiritual and religious legal perspective”. The Home Office, while acknowledging the need for further evidence on the operation of shariah councils, appears concerned about the effect of their decisions on women (who, it suggests, may receive an insufficient financial settlement on a religious divorce) and the fairness of the procedures followed by shariah councils (particularly the possibility that their procedures discount women’s testimonies).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st May 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Clare Molyneux, senior solicitor and Rebecca Lang solicitor, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from March 2015.’
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Family Law Week, 27th April 2015

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Divorce: what’s fault got to do with it? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 29th, 2015 in divorce, families, news by sally

‘Much discussion has taken place of late with regard to the importance of fault in divorce law, so I ask is it still necessary to attribute blame to the other party? The party whom you once loved and maybe even still do, the party with whom you shared your hopes and dreams, your life, only for this party to become in legal speak, the respondent.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th April 2015

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CS v ACS and another – WLR Daily

CS v ACS and another [2015] EWHC 1005 (Fam); [2015] WLR (D) 171

‘The final sentence in paragraph 14.1 of Practice Direction 30A supplementing FPR Pt 30, stating that a consent order made by a district judge could be challenged only by way of an appeal, encroached on the right of a litigant in certain circumstances to apply to the court without first obtaining permission and was therefore ultra vires and should be treated as a nullity.’

WLR Daily, 16th April 2015

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Changes to the Divorce Process in England and Wales: Q&A – Family Law Week

‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service explain how the forthcoming changes will affect the divorce process in England and Wales.’

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Family Law Week, 15th April 2015

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