Family Mediation – Boom or Bust? – Family Law Week

Posted November 24th, 2014 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

‘Amina Somers, Head of Family Mediation at Goodman Ray, asks what can be done to increase the take-up of family mediation.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd November 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Motivate to Mediate – the carrot and the stick – Family Law Week

Posted November 18th, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, news by sally

‘Annmarie Carvalho, Associate and Family Mediator with Farrer & Co LLP, examines two recent High Court cases which illustrate the court’s powers to ‘encourage’ parties into mediation.’

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Family Law Week, 17th November 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted November 18th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, fraud, 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 October.’

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Family Law Week, 14th November 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Legal Services Payment Orders and Maintenance Pending Suit – No. 5 Chambers

‘Anne Smallwood, family law barrister at No5 Chambers, recently gave a talk titled ‘Section 22 Z A – Getting Paid And M.P.S’ at the Family Money Talks Seminar 2014.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th October 2014

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Couple rack up legal bills of nearly £1m fighting divorce battle (over assets worth just £2.9m) – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2014 in costs, divorce, news, trials by tracey

‘A businessman and his estranged wife ran up legal bills of more than £900,000 while fighting over assets worth less than £2.9 million, a High Court judge heard. Mr Justice Mostyn said the couple had spent nearly a third of everything they had built up over 18 years funding litigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2014

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Free mediation for more separating couples – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 4th, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, legal aid, news by sally

‘More separating couples will benefit from free mediation from 3 November, Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2014

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Grayling shelves plan to double the fee for getting a divorce – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2014 in budgets, costs, divorce, families, fees, news by sally

‘The Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has quietly shelved plans to nearly double the fee for filing a divorce petition.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2014

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Multi-million pound divorce ‘can be heard in England’ – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in divorce, financial dispute resolution, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘A multi-million pound divorce between a wealthy Malaysian couple can be heard in an English court, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Lord Neuberger on the Supreme Court: Five key cases from its first five years – The Independent

‘From euthanasia to high-speed rail, the highest in the land has an almost limitless remit.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2014

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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 published by Family Law Week during September.’

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Family Law Week, 5th October 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Multi-millionaire mathematician faces an ‘astronomical’ £19m legal bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in costs, divorce, hedge funds, news by tracey

‘A multi-millionaire mathematician turned hedge fund boss faces an “astronomical” £19 million pound legal bill after losing the latest round of a bitter and costly court battle with his estranged wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2014

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UK court annuls 180 Italian divorces registered to Maidenhead mailbox – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2014 in divorce, family courts, fraud, Italy, news by tracey

‘Maidenhead might, until this week, have claimed to be the divorce capital of Italy. One hundred and eighty Italian couples whose marriages were dissolved through fictitious residence in the Berkshire town have now had their divorces annulled by a British judge. The conspiracy to circumvent the slow-moving Italian judicial system was formally ended on Tuesday by the president of the family division of the high court, Sir James Munby.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2014

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Don’t date before divorce, judge tells women – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in divorce, judges, news, women by sally

‘Mr Justice Mostyn said women who begin new relationships soon after their marriage break-up risk harming their divorce settlement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and Amy Starnes solicitor, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week in August.’

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Family Law Week, 5th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Fraud divorce case goes to Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The ex-wife of a businessman who claims her former husband cheated her out of millions in their divorce settlement has won the right to take her case to the Supreme Court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th September 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Compensation in Financial Remedies Cases – Parthian Shots and The Emperor’s New Clothes – Family Law Week

Posted September 1st, 2014 in compensation, divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘Joshua Viney of 1 Hare Court and Matthew Brunsdon-Tully of 1 Hare Court and St John’s Chambers examine the issue of compensation in spousal maintenance claims.’

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Family Law Week, 29th August 2014

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Lawyers critical of free mediation scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in budgets, dispute resolution, divorce, legal aid, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The government’s scheme to fund a free mediation session for separating couples will do little to increase the number of people resolving disputes out of court, lawyers have claimed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st August 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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More free mediation sessions for separating couples – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 21st, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, legal aid, press releases by tracey

‘Couples should avoid confrontational courtroom battles and use mediation as more free sessions will be funded by Government, Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th August 2014

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Mothers’ names to be added to UK marriage registers in equality move – The Guardian

‘The names of couples’ mothers are to be added to marriage registers for the first time as the government addresses “another inequality in marriage” by introducing the first reforms to the system in more than 150 years, David Cameron has announced.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Should the press be able to report the evidence in a financial remedy case? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 13th, 2014 in divorce, evidence, family courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘There was before the court a substantive hearing in respect of financial claims arising from divorce proceedings between a husband and wife (Cooper-Hohn v Hohn). The issue of reporting of the proceedings arose and the necessary application was made on behalf of the media.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th August 2014

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