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

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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JP v NP – WLR Daily

Posted April 17th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, law reports by tracey

JP v NP: [2014] EWHC 1101 (Fam);   [2014] WLR (D)  172

‘In financial remedy proceedings a judge had power, under FPR r 29.15, to direct that a judgment should take effect from such later date as the court might specify. That power applied equally to a contested matrimonial matter resulting in a judgment as it did to consent orders since rule 29.15 applied to all family proceedings, including financial remedy proceedings, with no distinction being made as to whether by consent or otherwise.’

WLR Daily, 9th April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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A Family Justice System Fit for Families – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in children, courts, delay, divorce, family courts, news, time limits by tracey

‘Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP welcomes the family justice changes which come into force on the 22nd April.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Divorce myths to be dispelled – Ministry of Justice

‘Separating couples will be given clear new guidelines setting out what they should expect when property and income is distributed by the courts, Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th April 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, money laundering, news, pensions by sally

‘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 March.’

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Family Law Week, 11th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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“Please Sir I Want Some More” – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2014 in divorce, foreign jurisdictions, injunctions, news by sally

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, examines the law on anti-suit injunctions and their role in financial remedies cases where one party seeks to pursue claims in another jurisdiction despite a final order having been made in this jurisdiction.’

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Family Law Week, 9th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Pre-acquired Assets – a new approach? – Family Law Week

Posted April 9th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Liz Cowell and Abigail Lowther both of Slater & Gordon analyse the case law to see whether any general principles can be identified as to how the court will deal with pre-acquired assets in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 4th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Man kills wife’s pet ram in bitter divorce battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2014 in animals, costs, divorce, financial provision, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘Husband who put to death wife’s pet ram is ordered to pay her £170,000 a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2014

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Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) becomes part of the Ministry of Justice – Ministry of Justice

‘The welfare of children will be brought closer to the family court system as key safeguarding organisation Cafcass joins the Ministry of Justice, Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st April 2014

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Habitual Residence – Habitual Problems – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2014 in appeals, divorce, domicile, EC law, families, interpretation, news by sally

‘Joshua Viney, pupil at 1 Hare Court, considers the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment in Tan v Choy and the ongoing debate concerning the fifth indent of Article 3 of Brussels IIR.’

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Family Law Week, 26th March 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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“With this diode, I thee wed”: Marrying robots and what this tells us about 21st century marriage – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2014 in age of consent, consent, divorce, equality, gender, marriage, news by sally

‘Janet Bettle, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford and Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford examine the nature of marriage and how it may evolve.’

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Judge condemns former Miss Malaysia’s divorce bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2014 in choice of forum, costs, divorce, news by sally

A former beauty queen is seeking Britain’s biggest ever divorce payout of £500 million and is running up ‘eye-watering’ legal costs to have the case heard in London

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2014

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Spiralling out of control: can Jackson reforms reign in family fees? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 20th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, costs, divorce, family courts, fees, news by tracey

‘Despite the strictures of the Family Proceedings Rules and subsequent practice directions, disproportionate costs still seem to arise on an all too common basis.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th March 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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‘Out of control’ foreign divorce ‘squeezing out needy litigants’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 19th, 2014 in choice of forum, costs, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has spoken out against the court time taken by wealthy international litigants engaged in “out of control” divorce proceedings.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th March 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Funding Family Proceedings and Legal Services Orders – Family Law Week

‘Tony Ward, Family Law barrister with 3PB analyses the latest case law relating to Legal Services Orders under s.22ZA MCA 1973.’

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Family Law Week, 18th March 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Rubin v Rubin – WLR Daily

Posted March 12th, 2014 in appeals, costs, divorce, financial provision, law reports, legal services by tracey

Rubin v Rubin: [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam);   [2014] WLR (D)  116

‘Under section 22ZA(3) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, as inserted, the court could not make a costs allowance unless it was satisfied that without the amount of the allowance the applicant would not reasonably be able to obtain appropriate legal services for the purposes of the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, and for the purpose of that provision the court had to be satisfied in particular that the applicant was not reasonably able to secure a loan to pay for the services.’

WLR Daily, 10th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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