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

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Spousal maintenance – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Disputes over spousal maintenance are often the main bar to couples resolving financial disputes on divorce. In the judgment of SS v NS [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam), Mostyn J has given comprehensive guidance on the principal issues surrounding spousal maintenance.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th January 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from December 2014.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd January 2015

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Judge orders father to take his children to church – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, children, custody, divorce, freedom of expression, judges, news by sally

‘Child care proceedings challenged after judge tells father he has a legal requirement to take his sons to Catholic mass.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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An avalanche of reform – New Law Journal

Posted January 9th, 2015 in case management, divorce, family courts, financial provision, news by sally

‘Geraldine Morris reviews the family law changes in 2014 & makes predictions for the year ahead.’

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New Law Journal, 8th January 2015

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Lawyers prepare for ‘Divorce Day’ as Christmas holidays take their toll – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2015 in divorce, news, statistics by sally

‘Legal firms are bracing themselves for ‘Divorce Monday’ when they typically see a surge in queries from spouses planning to break up after limping through the Christmas holidays.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2015

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Judge uses Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to decide divorce settlement figure – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, judgments, news by sally

‘A High Court judge who was attempting to decide the settlement figure in a divorce case admitted he turned to the works of William Shakespeare for help.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Chai v Peng Undermining the purpose of “forum conveniens?” – Family Law Week

Posted December 15th, 2014 in abuse of process, appeals, divorce, estoppel, jurisdiction, news, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘Tim Scott QC, Peter Duckworth and James Pullen, all of 29 Bedford Row who represented Dr Kay Peng Khoo in Chai v Peng, analyse the proceedings to date.’

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Family Law Week, 11th December 2014

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted December 8th, 2014 in children, costs, divorce, foreign jurisdictions, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during November.’

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Family Law Week, 5th December 2014

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Jamie Cooper-Hohn wins £337m in High Court divorce case – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2014 in divorce, financial dispute resolution, news by sally

‘The American wife of a London financier has been awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2014

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