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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Your will can be ignored, say judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in charities, financial provision, news, wills by sally

‘The landmark Court of Appeal ruling has implications for how people should draw up their wills, legal experts say.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th 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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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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Regina (Cornwall Council and another) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Regina (Cornwall Council and another) v Secretary of State for Health: [2015] UKSC 46; [2015] WLR (D) 298

‘In determining the ordinary residence of an adult, who lacked mental capacity to choose where to live, it was incorrect to apply a test that by reason of such incapacity he was in the same position as a small child and that his ordinary residence was that of his parents because that was his base.’

WLR Daily, 8th 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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Double divorces on the rise as ex-spouses bring new claims against their former partners – The Independent

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

‘The number of disgruntled spouses returning to court to try and win more money from former partners after a divorce has already gone through has more than doubled in a year.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2015

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Father killed himself after being asked for £11,000 child support, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2015 in child support, children, divorce, financial provision, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A father hanged himself after receiving letters from the Child Support Agency demanding £11,000 in backdated maintenance payments for his son, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2015

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Financial remedy and Wyatt v Vince – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Despite the highly unusual facts of Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 14, the Supreme Court’s decision on 11 March to allow Ms Wyatt to proceed with her financial remedy application has attracted a great deal of comment. The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the wife’s appeal. Lord Wilson gave the leading judgment.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st June 2015

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“Reattribution” after MAP v MFP or “For better, for worse” – Family Law Week

Posted May 12th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Ella Calnan, barrister of Fourteen, considers the future prospects of claims for reattribution of expenditure in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law week, 8th May 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Clare Molyneux, senior solicitor and Rebecca Lang solicitor, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from March 2015.’
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Family Law Week, 27th April 2015

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Changes to the Divorce Process in England and Wales: Q&A – Family Law Week

‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service explain how the forthcoming changes will affect the divorce process in England and Wales.’

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Family Law Week, 15th April 2015

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Lawyers see ‘uptick’ in claims by ex-spouses – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2015 in divorce, financial provision, law firms, news by tracey

‘Law firms report an increase in inquiries from people who divorced many years ago but who now hope they have further financial claims on their former spouse. The trend has been driven by the publicity surrounding the landmark Supreme Court ruling passed last month, involving green energy tycoon Dale Vince and his former wife Kathleen Wyatt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Widow of property investor Jack Dellal wins round of legal battle over estate – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in evidence, financial provision, news, wills by sally

‘The multi-millionaire widow of a property dealer said to have gambled £1.7m in one night has won the latest round of a legal battle for “reasonable provision”.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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