Judge criticises ‘chaotic’ rules on media coverage of divorce disputes – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2015 in divorce, injunctions, judges, media, news, regulations, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Regulations concerning media reporting of how divorcing couples divide up their disputed assets are chaotic, a senior family court judge has acknowledged.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2015

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Gallagher-Appleton divorce triggers dispute over family court reporting – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in divorce, family courts, news, public interest, reporting restrictions by sally

‘The courtroom divorce battle between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton has triggered a landmark legal dispute over what can be reported in the public’s interest from the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2015

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The importance of privacy in ancillary relief proceedings – High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 18th, 2015 in anonymity, divorce, media, news by tracey

‘DL v SL [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam) 27 July 2015 (Mostyn J). This was a simple, if contentious, divorce case in which the judge took the opportunity to make a point about balancing the principle of open judgment – allowing media coverage of cases – against the privacy of the parties involved. Whilst he was ready to acknowledge that publicity ensures not only the probity of the judge but the veracity of the witnesses, and that such publicity served promote understanding and debate about the legal process, in some cases privacy should trump the rights of the press.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th September 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update September 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 August 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 13th September 2014

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Husband wins divorce fight over £20m car collection – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘A solicitor representing a man who won a high court battle with his estranged wife over the ownership of a £20m classic car collection has praised the judge’s ruling.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2015

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Divorce party hit for £334k costs after ‘blatant dishonesty’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 1st, 2015 in costs, divorce, news by sally

‘High Court judge has made clear that his costs judgment against a dishonest party should act as a deterrent to others considering deceiving the court.’
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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st August 2015

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Funding Problems on the Horizon for family lawyers (and their clients) – Family Law Week

Posted August 27th, 2015 in costs, divorce, financial provision, law firms, matrimonial home, news, solicitors by sally

‘Stuart Clark, Associate Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP considers the implications of increased use of s.37 MCA 1973 in setting aside payments on account of costs in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 20th August 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – 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 July 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2015

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Rise in divorce cases signals mediation failure – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 26th, 2015 in dispute resolution, divorce, news, statistics by sally

‘A continuing rise in the number of new private law cases could signal that not enough divorcing couples are being channelled towards mediation, family law organisation Resolution has said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th August 2015

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All Change for London Family Lawyers: An International Perspective – Family Law Week

‘Stuart Clark, Associate Solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, explains the latest changes to the administration of divorce and financial remedies cases in London.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd July 2015

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Why there’s no such thing as gay adultery in UK law – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in divorce, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘A woman who was unable to divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery because he had affairs with men wants the law changed.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2015

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in blackmail, divorce, news, photography, privacy, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plotting to extort £2m from the family by posting sexually explicit photos of her online.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Financial Orders – The Sole Trustee Problem – Tanfield Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, matrimonial home, news, trusts by sally

‘When the court makes or approves a financial order, there is often not enough money in the matrimonial pot to house both parties and any children in owner-occupied accommodation. An outright transfer to one of the parties of what may be the only significant asset may be quite unfair to the other party (as in Clutton v Clutton – [1991] 1 All ER 340 (CA)). An immediate sale of the matrimonial home could be futile, in that both parties may have to move into rented accommodation, with geographical consequences including potential disruption to any children’s education. The parties each, of course need to take tax advice to ensure that liabilities for e.g. CGT (upon transfer / sale) and Inheritance Tax (upon creation of the trust and every ten-year anniversary thereof).’

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Tanfield Chambers, 18th June 2015

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Enhanced fees for divorce, possession claims and general applications in civil proceedings and consultation on further fees proposal – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 24th, 2015 in consultations, divorce, fees, news, repossession by sally

‘This sets out the government response to the consultation on enhanced fees for possession claims and general applications in civil proceedings, and we are also seeking responses to further proposals for consultation.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd July 2015

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Divorce court fees to rise by a third – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in asylum, civil justice, consultations, courts, divorce, fees, immigration, news by sally

‘The cost of getting divorced is to rise by about a third after the government announced increased court fees.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update July 2015 – Family Law Week

Posted July 21st, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from June 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 19th July 2015

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Husband ordered to hand over all assets to wife in divorce case – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A hospital consultant who left his family and moved abroad has been ordered to hand his ex-wife all their assets, including a property and savings of more than £300,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2015

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‘Divorce lawyer seduced wife of millionaire during £500k court battle’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in divorce, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘Regulators asked to investigate conduct of a solicitor from a prestitgious law firm who took romantic trips with his client as they fought her millionaire husband in divorce court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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Horton v Henry; pensions, bankruptcy and divorce – Family Law Week

‘Pranjal Shrotri, barrister, 36 Bedford Row identifies the importance of the forthcoming judgment of the Court of Appeal in Horton v Henry.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd June 2015

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‘Money for lawyers’ triggers jump in reopened divorce cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 16th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘The number of people returning to the courts to boost their divorce settlements doubled last year – partly because there is more money around to spend on lawyers, according to new data.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th June 2015

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