Divorcee sues top law firm after taking out ‘crippling’ loan to pay for legal fight with husband – Daily Telegraph

‘A businesswoman who wrongly believed she would win a substantial divorce settlement from her wealthy husband is suing a top law firm after taking out a crippling loan to pay their fees.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2020

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‘Unwanted’ son wins £125k slice of father’s fortune at High Court, after judge rules he was misled over parent’s favouritism – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2019 in families, financial dispute resolution, news, wills by sally

‘A pensioner who was cut out of his father’s £2.4m will because he was an “unwanted war baby” has won his fight for a slice of the family fortune.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2019

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Resolving intractable disputes: best practice – New Law Journal

‘Enforcing contractual clauses to mediate, not litigate. Rob Langley, a mediator at North East Mediation Solutions, reports on how new rules are developing.’

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New Law Journal, 27th November 2019

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Partner “too embarrassed” to tell clients truth is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who misled beneficiaries about the progress of a case to resolve a dispute over estate assets and then found himself “too embarrassed” to tell them the truth has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2019

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FCA New Approach to Claims Management Regulation – St Pauls Chambers

‘In April 2019, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) became the new regulator of Claims Management businesses (CMCs). At the same time, the Financial Ombudsman Service became responsible for resolving customer disputes about CMSs. In June 2018, the FCA issued a consultation paper (CP 18/15) which proposed a new Claims Management: Conduct of Business Sourcebook [CMCOB] and to apply relevant parts of the existing FCA Handbook.’

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St Pauls Chambers, 28th November 2019

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Contract administration and notice provisions: mere procedure or condition precedent – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Recent decisions considering time bars and notification provisions have generated considerable commentary and discussion over the last few months. One of these is Boskalis Offshore Marine Contractive BV v Atlantic Marine and Aviation LLP (the “Atlantic Tonjer”) which concerned notification provisions in a payment clause and the timely challenge of disputed invoices before they were due for payment.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th November 2019

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Former model must lose £2.2m inheritance from Swiss banker boyfriend, court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2019 in bereavement, children, costs, families, financial dispute resolution, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Aformer model must lose the £2.2m inheritance from her Swiss banker boyfriend, the Court of Appeal has ruled, and instead give it back to his children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2019

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J J Rhatigan & Co (UK) Ltd v Rosemary Lodge Developments Ltd [1] – No. 5 Chambers

Posted October 30th, 2019 in enforcement, financial dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Rosemary Lodge Developments Ltd (“RLD”) sought to resist enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision dated 22 November 2018 (the “Decision”) on the basis that the Decision had been reached by the Adjudicator in breach of natural justice. The Technology & Construction Court Judge, Mrs Justice Jefford, confirmed that when alleging that a breach of natural justice has occurred, it is necessary to establish that the breach is more than peripheral; it must be material.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 7th October 2019

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Wife fails to overturn financial award made in arbitration – Family Law

‘A recent decision in the High Court upholding a financial award made in arbitration confirms the courts’ support for arbitration in financial proceedings. It also acts as a warning to anyone seeking to appeal a family arbitral award. Tim Carpenter and Lydia Fowler review the decision.’

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Family Law, 23rd October 2019

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Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, October 2019 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2019.’

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Family Law Week, 10th October 2019

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Capitalised maintenance: a court-free solution? – Family Law

‘The court’s unpredictable approach means alternative resolution could be the logical choice, argue Kim Beatson and Victoria Brown.’

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Family Law, 2nd October 2019

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Service by Whatsapp? – Family Law

‘In a recent dispute between cohabitees, the court has upheld an order that a claim form could be served on a defendant out of the jurisdiction by way of a Whatsapp message.’

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Family Law, 4th September 2019

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Battle between stepsisters in ‘who died first’ dispute comes to an end – Family Law

Posted September 9th, 2019 in bereavement, families, financial dispute resolution, intestacy, news, wills by tracey

‘The “Commorientes Rule” is (meaning “simultaneous deaths”) found in Section 184 of the Law of Property Act 1925. This rule states that if two or more people die in circumstances where it is not possible to determine who died first, the younger is deemed to survive the elder.’

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Family Law, 6th September 2019

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Financial Remedy Update, September 2019 – Family Law Week

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2019.’

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Family Law Week, 6th September 2019

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Court of Appeal highlights value of early neutral evaluation – Litigation Futures

‘Requiring parties to submit to early neutral evaluation (ENE) against their will is “not an obstruction to or constraint on” their access to the court, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st August 2019

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Appeal allows stand-still agreement on claim 17 months out of time – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision to throw out a widow’s delayed application to claim from her late husband’s estate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st August 2019

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The Pension Advisory Group’s final report: reviewing a paradigm shift in pensions practice – Family Law Week

‘Matthew Richardson, barrister of Coram Chambers, offers an introduction and overview of a report set to change the future of financial remedies practice significantly.’

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Family Law Week, 28th July 2019

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Divorcee granted injunction against ex-husband’s holding company – OUT-LAW.com

‘he High Court in England has granted an injunction against the holding company to which a wealthy Russian businessman transferred ownership of a luxury yacht in order to avoid enforcement of a £500 million divorce settlement, preventing the company from moving the yacht from where it is docked in Dubai.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2019

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Woman wins right to late partner’s military pension in landmark ruling – BBC News

‘A woman has won the right to her late partner’s military pension in a landmark ruling for unmarried couples.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2019

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Businessman was forced to live in a pigsty after he accused his partner of affair, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 20th, 2019 in compensation, divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, housing, news, rent by tracey

‘A businessman was forced to live in a pigsty after he accused his ex partner of having an affair, a court has heard.

The pigsty was in the grounds of the £1m home in Upminster, Essex, and he told Central London County Court that his ex partner of 37 years excluded him from the house.
The couple, who have two children, ended up in court after he launched a claim to claim money from her for the time he spent living out of the home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

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