Finance and Divorce Update April 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 20th April 2017

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Millionaire is not a ‘genius’ so should give his ex-wife half his £180 million fortune, Court of Appeal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘An American financier who claimed his work was so touched by “genius” that he should not be forced to give his estranged wife half their £180 million fortune has been told by a British court there was nothing exceptional about his contribution to their marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2017

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Parents film children to win custody battles in bitter divorce cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2017 in children, custody, divorce, evidence, news, video recordings by sally

‘Desperate parents are increasingly resorting to filming or recording their children in an attempt to win custody in bitter divorce cases, lawyers have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2017

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‘Homemaker’ ex-wife of Laura Ashley boss wins a third of his £200m fortune after bitter divorce battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A former Malaysian beauty queen has been awarded a £64 million divorce payout after a bitter legal battle which her lawyer has described as a victory for the “home maker”. A High Court judge ruled yesterday that Pauline Chai should receive the huge settlement – one of the largest in history – after 42 years’ marriage to the chairman of the Laura Ashley fashion business.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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What is it with judges and women? – The Guardian

‘Men who inflict terrible violence on their partners are walking free from courts that treat their crimes lightly.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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Court of Appeal ruling prompts renewed no-fault divorce plea – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 27th, 2017 in appeals, divorce, families, legislation, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has acknowledged that a wife who today lost her appeal to overturn the Central Family Court’s refusal to grant her a divorce will be left in a “very unhappy situation”, prompting renewed calls for “outdated” divorce law to be reformed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2017

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Maintenance, Needs and Fairness – Family Law Week

Posted March 27th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, legislation, news, periodical payments, Scotland by tracey

‘Amy Scollan, Associate, Hunters Solicitors considers the issue of “fairness” in relation to maintenance and variations of maintenance.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd March 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update March 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Frances Bailey, Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 16th March 2017

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Judge rules boy must be taught in Islamic school despite complaints from ‘Anglo-Saxon’ father – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in children, divorce, education, Islam, news by tracey

‘A father who describes himself as “Anglo-Saxon” has lost a legal battle to prevent his Muslim ex-wife from sending their 10-year-old son to an Islamic secondary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2017

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LiPs: a perfect storm in the divorce courts? – New Law Journal

Posted March 10th, 2017 in case management, divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Iqbal v Iqbal provides a salutary example of the consequences that can occur in the absence of legal representation, as Shlomit Glaser & Tim Jones report.’

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New Law Journal, 9th March 2017

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Divorce Jurisdiction after Brexit – Family Law Week

Posted March 8th, 2017 in divorce, EC law, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘An EU law working group, comprising 15 international family law experts, considers the basis on which couples should be able to engage the jurisdiction of the UK courts in order to divorce, following the UK’s departure from the European Union.’

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Family Law Week, 7th march 2017

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Men ‘bullied’ out of generous divorce settlements by breadwinning wives – Daily Telegraph

‘Men are being awarded more generous divorce payouts with some also receiving ongoing payments from their ex-wives, lawyers say.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2017

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Inside Britain’s sharia councils: hardline and anti-women – or a dignified way to divorce? – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in divorce, islamic law, news, tribunals, women by sally

‘Sharia councils say they offer Muslim women a way out of religious marriage but critics argue this parallel legal system can leave vulnerable people trapped in abuse. Here is a rare look behind the scenes.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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How to prevent a Decree being made Absolute – Family Law Week

Posted February 28th, 2017 in divorce, family courts, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Expatriate Law (Dubai) / Fourteen, reviews the law, practice and procedure relating to the prevention of a decree made absolute in divorce proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 21st February 2017

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Don’t use dyslexia as an excuse, judge tells ‘bully’ businessman in divorce case as he says ‘even Albert Einstein had dyslexia’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in autism, divorce, dyslexia, family courts, judges, news, private hearings by sally

‘A businessman embroiled in a bitter divorce case with his estranged wife has been criticised by a judge for using his dyslexia as an excuse, telling him “even Einstein had dyslexia”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, February 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted February 21st, 2017 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Sue Brookes, and Rose-Marie Drury, both Senior Associates with Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 10th February 2017

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Government rebuffs latest calls for no-fault divorce – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 17th, 2017 in divorce, news, parliament by sally

‘Widespread calls to reform divorce laws appear to be falling on deaf ears after the government confirmed it has no current plans to change existing legislation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th February 2017

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Millionaire who killed his wife sued by sons for ‘profiting’ from murder – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, divorce, domestic violence, families, murder, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A millionaire businessman who stabbed his wife to death in the midst of a bitter divorce row is being sued for £1.5m by his two sons.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Woman seeks to end 39-year marriage in Valentine’s Day court appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2017 in appeals, divorce, news by sally

‘A 65-year-old woman who wants to divorce her husband of nearly 40 years is staging an “extraordinarily unusual” Valentine’s Day court fight.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2017

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Divorces are skewed by judges’ outdated chivalry, says female peer pushing for cap on payments – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges are labouring under antiquated notions of chivalry in awarding women maintenance payments which extend years into the future, despite the fact that many divorcees go on to earn good salaries on their own, says a leading female peer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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