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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Keen to leave your rich husband? Come to London, divorce capital of the world – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in choice of forum, divorce, families, financial provision, news, women by sally

‘English law is particularly ‘fair for the financially weaker spouse’. That’s why wealthy people’s partners are keen to have their day in court in London rather than anywhere else.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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How ‘get a job’ divorce ruling will change settlements on maintenance payments – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2015 in divorce, employment, families, financial provision, matrimonial home, news, women by sally

‘Spouses can no longer expect full financial support from their ex-partners once their children reach age seven. Experts expect a rush to renegotiate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2015

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Judge tells ex-wife of millionaire horse surgeon: ‘go out to work’ – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news, retirement by sally

‘An Appeal court judge has told the ex-wife of a millionaire horse surgeon to seek employment, warning that she has no right to expect “an income for life” at her former husband’s expense.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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Bring in blame-free divorces and rights for cohabitants, says law body – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in children, cohabitation, dispute resolution, divorce, equality, news by sally

‘Blame-free divorces and fairer property rights for cohabiting couples should be introduced as a matter of urgency, a leading family law organisation has urged.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2015

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DNA tests to cut courtroom battles – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 18th, 2015 in delay, divorce, DNA, family courts, news by sally

‘DNA tests in family courts will be provided across England from later this year, Justice Minister Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th February 2015

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Something must be done – will a partial return to Calderbank fit the Bill (or at least reduce it)? – Family Law Week

Posted February 16th, 2015 in costs, divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by sally

‘Tom Wilson, pupil at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, examines the possibility of a partial re-introduction of the Calderbank offer.’

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Family Law Week, 12th February 2015

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Fifty Shades court cases: a Grey area of law – Daily Telegraph

‘The man who squirted his girlfriend with brown sauce, the woman with faulty lubricant…The five most bizarre court cases inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2015

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Risks of refusing reasonable offers to settle in divorce cases – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 29th, 2015 in appeals, costs, divorce, financial provision, news, sanctions by sally

‘The judgment in SR v RS demonstrates that parties cannot, in the face of reasonable offers to settle, continue to litigate matters indefinitely without the spectre of cost sanctions.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th January 2015

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Financial Remedies Working Group final report – Judiciary.gov.uk

‘The Financial Remedies Working Group (“the group”) was established by the President of the Family Division in June 2014. It has been chaired by Nicholas Mostyn J and Stephen Cobb J.

The group produced an interim report on 31 July 2014, making a number of recommendations. This final report should be read in conjunction with that interim report.’

Final report

Judiciary of England and Wales, 28th January 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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