Pension offsetting: a question for the Family Court, or for an actuary? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted February 24th, 2016 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by sally

‘In ancillary relief litigation, whose responsibility is it to quantify the value of future pension benefits and their non-pension substitutes if offsetting is being considered? What method should be applied to any comparison of pension and non-pension assets?’

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Tanfield Chambers, 16th February 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update, February 2016 – Family Law Week

‘According to the Law Society Gazette, the outcome of more than 2,000 may have been voided by the Form E software fault.  Justice Minister Shailesh Vara MP has indicated, in a statement to Parliament, that the assets of more than 3,600 couples were miscalculated.’

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Family Law Week, 15 February 2016

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Separated people face more violence, figures suggest – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in crime, divorce, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘People separated from their partners are more than four times more likely to be victims of violent crime than those who are married or in civil partnerships, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Part III and the Maintenance Regulation: Clash of the Titans – Family Law Week

Posted January 29th, 2016 in divorce, EC law, financial provision, judgments, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Charles Hale QC and Henry Clayton, both of 4 Paper Buildings, outline the debate which the Court of Appeal declined to resolve in the recent case of Ramadani v Ramadani [2015] EWCA Civ 1138.’

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Family Law Week, 24th January 2016

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MoJ apologises for faulty divorce settlements calculator – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in computer programs, divorce, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The financial assets of more than 3,600 couples were miscalculated in divorce and separation proceedings due to a faulty Ministry of Justice website.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update January 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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The Race to Court under EU Brussels II: A New Approach? – Family Law Week

Posted January 8th, 2016 in conflict of laws, divorce, EC law, news, service, time limits by tracey

‘Stuart Clark, a solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, reports on a recent Irish case which could have important implications for the priority of divorce proceedings in international cases.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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‘Check settlements’, couples told after divorce form error – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2015 in computer programs, divorce, electronic filing, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Couples who divorced in the last 20 months have been advised to check their financial settlements after a glitch was found in an online government form.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2015

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Divorce error on form caused by UK Government software glitch could affect 20,000 people – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2015 in computer programs, divorce, electronic filing, litigants in person, news by tracey

‘Divorced couples may be forced to return to court to renegotiate their separation after it emerged a Government software error may have altered the terms of their settlement.’

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The Independent, 18th December 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update December 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 6th December 2015

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Family law: setting aside orders – Law Society’s Gazette

‘On 14 October the Supreme Court (SC) gave judgments in Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60 and Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61. Both Mrs Sharland and Mrs Gohil were successful in the respective consent orders being set aside due to significant non-disclosure by their former husbands.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th December 2015

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Bitcoins and the dark net: a virtual reality that every divorce practitioner should know about – Family Law Week

Posted November 26th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, internet, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Fourteen considers the possible significance of the dark net and bitcoins in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd November 2015

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Divorce rate at lowest level in 40 years after cohabitation revolution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2015 in cohabitation, divorce, marriage, news, statistics by sally

‘Younger couples who marry now more likely to stay together past seven year itch than their parents’ generation suggesting ‘living in sin’ makes marriage stronger.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2015

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Afghan war hero wins divorce battle with wife who ‘wasted’ part of his £1m injuries payout – Daily Telegraph

‘A wife who divorced a severely wounded soldier after “wasting” a large part of his £1 million compensation has lost her legal battle to get her hands on what was left of the cash.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update November 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd November 2015

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Supreme Court divorce appeals allowed: ‘fraud unravels all’ – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 19th, 2015 in appeals, disclosure, divorce, financial provision, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed two wives to have financial settlements set aside on the basis that their former husbands failed to provide full and frank disclosure.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th October 2015

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Women get right to reopen divorce settlements after supreme court ruling – The Guardian

‘Two women who said that their ex-husbands misled judges about how much they were worth win right to have settlements re-examined.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2015

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Divorce ruling: Women await hidden wealth decision – BBC News

‘Two women who want their divorce settlements increased because they say their ex-husbands misled courts are to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling later. Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil say the men hid the true extent of their wealth when the deals were made. The BBC’s Clive Coleman said it was the “first time in a generation” the court had examined how much a person can lie about assets before a divorce deal can be scrapped or renegotiated.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update October 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 11th October 2015

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DL v SL – WLR Daily

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in divorce, family courts, law reports, privacy, reporting restrictions by tracey

DL v SL: [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam); [2015] WLR (D) 391

‘FPR r 27.10 incorporated a strong starting point or presumption, which should not be derogated from unless there was a compelling reason, that ancillary relief proceedings should be heard in private. The law concerning the presence of the media in such proceedings, contained in FPR r 27.11 and Practice Direction PD27B: Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings, was to enable the press to be the eyes and ears of the public so as to ensure that the case was conducted fairly and to enable the public to be educated in an abstract and general way about the processes that were deployed, but did not extend to breaching the privacy of the parties in those proceedings that Parliament had given to them.’

WLR Daily, 27th July 2015

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