Mediation is better – couples told as divorce rate rises – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 6th, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, news by sally

‘Thousands of couples who separate each year have been urged to spurn confrontational court battles and instead to try mediation to sort out disputes over finances and children – as new figures show divorce rates increased last year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 6th February 2014

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Prenuptial Agreements Latest Caselaw: Pandora’s Box Stays Closed… at least for now – Family Law Week

Posted February 6th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Wife fails in her challenge of a pre-nup entered into with her wealthy husband in respect of MPS and costs allowance.’

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Family Law Week, 5th February 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted February 4th, 2014 in divorce, family courts, fees, financial provision, McKenzie friends, news by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in January.’

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Family Law Update, 2nd February 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Gay couple threaten to sue UK government over same-sex marriage – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, equality, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘A gay couple from Barnsley are threatening legal action against the government after discovering they will not be able to marry on 29 March, when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act comes into force, because they are already in a civil partnership.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Judge pleads for warring family to end £1m legal dispute – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2014 in children, costs, divorce, fees, financial dispute resolution, judges, news by sally

‘Judge Nicholas Francis QC says “untold misery” has resulted from the courtroom battle between Susan and Richard Shield and their children over who owns shares in the family’s RA Shield Holdings company’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2014

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New law will keep separating parents and couples away from court – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 8th, 2014 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

‘Separating parents and couples will be helped to avoid stressful court battles under a new law being introduced by the government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th January 2014

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Justice minister supports government plans for mandatory mediation – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2014 in arbitration, bills, divorce, news by sally

‘The new justice minister, Simon Hughes, whose departmental responsibilities include family law, has backed government plans to make mediation mandatory for separating couples.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in December.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd January 2014

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Divorced wife ‘cheated out of millions after husband failed to reveal assets’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, divorce, evidence, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A divorced wife claims her ex-husband misled her about the value of his computer software business to cheat her out of a multi-million-pound settlement. Alison Sharland, 46, says Charles, 53, convinced her to give up her claim to an equal share when they divorced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2013

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Judge Sir Paul Coleridge disciplined for stating views on traditional marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior High Court judge has been disciplined for misconduct after speaking out over his support for traditional marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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Young v Young: can “eye-watering” divorce costs be justified? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘A 7 year divorce case culminating in a 20 day final hearing with £6.5m spent on one side’s legal costs alone. In the aftermath of Young v Young, what should be done by the judiciary and practitioners to make fees in family proceedings proportionate?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th December 2013

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Aristocrat faces jail for years of drunken attacks on his wife – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2013 in divorce, domestic violence, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Aristocrat from one of Britain’s most distinguished families is facing jail after he admitted beating his wife during 22 years of marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2013

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in November.’

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Family Law Week, 6th December 2013

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Young v Young – An Analysis of the Judgment – Family Law Week

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in bankruptcy, contempt of court, costs, disclosure, divorce, news by sally

‘Thomas Dudley, barrister, of 1 Garden Court Chambers provides a detailed guide to “as complicated a financial remedies case as has been dealt with by the courts”.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd December 2013

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What’s mine is mine… – New Law Journal

Posted November 26th, 2013 in cohabitation, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Ed Heaton explores the rights of cohabitants.’

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New Law Journal, 22nd November 2013

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‘Only £20m – that’s disgraceful’: Tycoon Scot Young’s wife reacts furiously to divorce ruling – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Tycoon Scot Young is worth £40 million, a High Court judge ruled today, after his estranged wife Michelle accused him of concealing his fortune to avoid paying out a huge sum in a divorce settlement. Mr Justice Moor said Mrs Young should get a lump sum of £20 million. Mrs Young reacted with fury to the ruling, saying: “It’s disgraceful. I stand by what I said. He’s worth billions.” ‘

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The Independent, 22nd November 2013

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Inheritance Act Claims – Delay at your Peril – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in appeals, delay, divorce, news, time limits, wills by sally

“Nicola Phillipson, Zenith Chambers, examines the case of Berger v Berger where the Court of Appeal refused permission to the appellant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 almost six years out of time.”

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Zenith Chambers, 5th November 2013

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Judge sums up divorce tycoon Scot Young as a ‘fraudster’ – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2013 in bankruptcy, divorce, fraud, news, solicitors by sally

“The bankrupt tycoon embroiled in Britain’s most high-profile divorce has been labelled a ‘fraudster’ in a separate High Court judgment. Scot Young, a property and telecoms magnate in the middle of an acrimonious battle against his estranged wife, has been caught up in separate litigation involving a former lawyer and one of his alleged creditors.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2013

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‘Awful conflict’: Judge despairs as couple’s divorce after 43 years leads to £700,000 bill – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2013 in costs, dispute resolution, divorce, judges, news by sally

“A wealthy family seems to be ‘tearing itself apart’ in a legal battle which has already cost more than £700,000, a High Court judge has said.”

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The Independent, 15th November 2013

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Finance and Divorce November 2013 Update – Family Law Week

Posted November 8th, 2013 in civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, news, stay of proceedings by tracey

“Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in October.”

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Family Law Week, 7th November 2013

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