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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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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Practice guidance: Arbitration in the Family Court – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 26th, 2015 in arbitration, courts, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division on 23 November 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 23rd November 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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Family ADR boosted by new guidance – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division, has issued guidance on arbitration in the family court in a move which could encourage more lawyers to view alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a viable option.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th 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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Late Saudi King Fahd’s ‘secret wife’ wins payout – BBC News

‘A woman who says she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has won a multimillion-pound claim at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2015

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‘Well-known’ footballer wins legal battle to have £60k-a-year child maintenance halved – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2015 in appeals, child support, financial provision, news by sally

‘Unnamed player in his early 30s in High Court victory as judge cuts total maintenance he must pay to support children aged 10 and five to £30k.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 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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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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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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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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Ilott -v- Mitson: how will it affect future claims on Wills? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 4th, 2015 in appeals, charities, financial provision, news, wills by sally

‘No one can have avoided the recent publicity surrounding the case of Ilott -v- Mitson (2015). The case concerned the estate of the late Melita Jackson who died in 2004 and her estranged daughter Heather. Heather hadn’t been in touch with her mother since she left home at 17, 26 years previously, and who was excluded from her late mother’s Will. The daughter made a claim against Melita’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act) for reasonable financial provision.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd August 2015

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R v R – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, financial provision, law reports, regulations, sanctions by sally

R v R [2015] EWCA Civ 796; [2015] WLR (D) 337

‘Neither article 9 of Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 nor regulation 10(2)(a) of the Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No 2) Regulations 2014 were contravened by an order requiring a husband, who lived in Russia and who was subject to sanctions imposed by the EU Regulation, to pay interim maintenance into his former wife’s Russian bank account.’

WLR Daily, 24th July 2015

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