Legal aid cuts have left family courts ‘at breaking point’ – The Guardian

‘The family courts system is at breaking point due to delays caused by unrepresented litigants and overstretched judges, according to the body that represents lawyers and professionals in divorce hearings.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP, reviews the latest developments and judgments relating to marriage, divorce and financial remedies.’

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Family Law Week, 11th July 2014

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UK’s wealthiest divorce case can be reported, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2014 in anonymity, divorce, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘High court rejects move by hedge fund tycoon Christopher Hohn to prevent media from publishing details from hearings.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2014

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New laws needed for tug-of-love dogs, says divorce expert – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2014 in custody, dispute resolution, divorce, dogs, news by sally

‘For centuries, the dog has held the title of man’s best friend, but what happens when the same animal is also the woman’s best friend? A legal academic has called for the UK to revolutionise the way in which pets are treated in divorce custody battles.’

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The Independent, 29th June 2014

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted June 25th, 2014 in children, divorce, families, news by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers recent judgment in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 25th June 2014

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Separating divorce and financial disputes – more process than substance – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 16th, 2014 in children, costs, divorce, family courts, financial dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has considered in his most recent opinion piece, both his commentary on the bedding down of the recent procedural changes that came in to force on the 22 April 2014, and looking to the future, he has invited Mostyn J and Cobb J to chair a new Financial Remedies Working Group to look at further change.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th June 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

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

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Family Law Week, 12th June 2014

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Get informed – New Law Journal

Posted June 11th, 2014 in divorce, financial advice, mortgages, news by sally

‘Natasha Phillips underlines the importance of mortgage capacity assessments in divorce proceedings.’

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New Law Journal, 6th June 2014

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Can you really divorce online for £37? – Daily Telegraph

‘Filing the papers can be cheap, but to ensure you get the outcome you want you will probably have to spend more.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2014

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Distinctive behaviour – New Law Journal

Posted May 28th, 2014 in disclosure, divorce, fraud, news by sally

‘Kirstie Gibson considers allegations of non-disclosure, misconduct & adverse inferences.’

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New Law Journal, 23rd May 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

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

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Family Law Week, 17th May 2014

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Judge’s anger adds to acrimony of £500m divorce acrimony of Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2014 in civil justice, contempt of court, costs, divorce, news by sally

‘Mr Justice Holman was angry. Pauline Chai, the Miss Malaysia wife of Laura Ashley tycoon Khoo Kay Peng had filed to divorce her husband in a £500m case – yet earlier this month the businessman failed for the second time to turn up at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2014

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Rise in couples seeking pre-nups – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2014 in divorce, Law Commission, marriage, news, prenuptial agreements, statistics by sally

‘Law firms report an increase in people seeking pre-nuptial agreements in the wake of new guidance from the Law Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2014

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Cuts will not damage family justice, says Munby – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Legal aid cuts will not undermine family justice, the head of the Family Division insisted last week as he mooted plans for judge-free divorces and greater legal rights for separating cohabitees.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2014

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Liars and Divorce Lawyers: can an OS/DS hearing help and a possible future for split hearings in financial remedies? – Family Law Week

Posted May 6th, 2014 in case management, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Fourteen considers the utility of OS/DS hearings in the resolution of financial remedies disputes.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd May 2014

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Clean Break Orders and Spousal Maintenance: where are we now? – Family Law Week

Posted May 6th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news, periodical payments by tracey

‘Liz Cowell, principal lawyer with Slater & Gordon analyses the case law and trends emerging from case law regarding clean breaks and termination of spousal periodical payments orders.’

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Family Law Week, 30th April 2014

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The Family Justice Reforms – Remarks by Sir James Munby

Posted April 30th, 2014 in children, courts, divorce, families, family courts, legal history, news by sally

The Family Justice Reforms (PDF)

Remarks by Sir James Munby

Judiciary of England and Wales, 29th April 2014

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Couples should be able to divorce without going to court, says top judge – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2014 in cohabitation, courts, dispute resolution, divorce, judiciary, married persons, news by sally

‘Couples agreeing to divorce by consent should be able to arrange their own separations with a trip to the registrar rather than having to go to court, the most senior family judge in England and Wales says.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2014

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New Family Court comes into being amid justice reforms – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in care orders, delay, divorce, expert witnesses, family courts, news, time limits by sally

‘New combined Family Courts have come into being in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2014

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Bankers’ Bonuses – how the divorce capital of the world treats the rewards reaped from the financial capital of Europe – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in banking, divorce, financial provision, news, periodical payments, remuneration by tracey

‘Lois Rogers, solicitor at Vardags, and Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examine the court’s treatment of bonuses in financial remedy claims in light of the recent decision of Mrs Justice Eleanor King in H v W [2014] EWHC 4105 (Fam) and pre-existing case law.’

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Family Law Week, 17th April 2014

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