The Brief: Financial Remedy Update from 4PB – Family Law

Posted May 13th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Welcome to “The Brief” from 4PB. Each month, we will provide an update of case law, changes to legislation, and outline any new rules in relation to financial remedies procedure. In this first instalment, however, we will cover significant changes since the start of 2022 to ensure that the update is all encompassing and to set the stage for future monthly updates.’

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Family Law, 12th May 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, April 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted April 14th, 2022 in children, divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Stephanie Hawthorn, Abigail Pearse and Victoria Potts, associates, and Holly Morrison-Carter, trainee, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 13th April 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Financial Provision for Adult Children: What Constitutes a ‘Special Circumstance’ under Schedule One after UD v DN [2021] EWCA Civ 1947, [2021] 1 WLR 595 – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, divorce, families, financial provision, news, trusts by tracey

‘Zoe Harrison, pupil barrister at One King’s Bench Walk, explores Moylan LJ’s judgment and its focus on the importance of dependence.’

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Family Law Week, 29th March 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Overseas pensions and divorce – Family Law

‘Pensions can make up a significant proportion of family assets and should be fully taken into account when financial matters are dealt with during a divorce. Where a couple with UK pensions divorce in England, the court can make various orders to deal them. Most commonly, a pension sharing order is made hiving off a portion of one party’s pension and giving it to the other. However, where there are pension assets overseas or a divorce overseas and pension assets in the UK, the situation is more complex. There are two angles that need to be considered:
Can an overseas pension be shared in a divorce in England & Wales; and Can a UK pension be shared in an overseas divorce.’

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Family Law, 28th March 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Must I share my future bonuses with my ex-spouse? – Family Law

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in divorce, family courts, financial provision, news, remuneration by tracey

‘With predictions that bonuses in the banking sector will be high this year; this article considers how bonus payments are dealt with upon divorce and for how long after separation they might be shared with a former spouse or civil partner.’

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Family Law, 18th March 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, March 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted March 8th, 2022 in chambers articles, divorce, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury and Sue Brookes, Principle Associates at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 7th March 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, February 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted March 4th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news, pensions by tracey

‘Sue Brookes, Principle Associate and Nicola Rowlings, Professional Support Lawyer, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd March 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Call to understand impact of menopause on family clients and lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Family law specialists need a better understanding of the impact of the menopause on clients – and female lawyers too – according to the solicitor launching a project to highlight the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

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Financial Remedy Update, February 2022 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Principle Associate and Nicola Rowlings, Professional Support Lawyer, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

When Civil met Family: how to deal with TOLATA claims in Financial Provision cases – Becket Chambers

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in divorce, family courts, financial provision, joinder, news, third parties by sally

‘The Family Court is seeing an increasing number of cases where property is (or is asserted to be) owned by a third party. As more parents assist children with purchasing a home or friends buy with friends, it is ever more likely that a financial provision case will involve consideration of who owns what. Here are some tips on how to approach such a case.’

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Becket Chambers, 19th October 2021

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E v L [2021] EWFC 60 (Fam): Short Marriages, Section 25 Criteria and White Leopards Reconsidered – Becket Chambers

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in divorce, financial provision, matrimonial home, news, valuation by sally

‘The purpose of this article, is to consider the application of the section 25 criteria and in particular the issue of company valuation in the case of E v L [2021] EWFC 60, as decided by Mostyn J.’

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Becket Chambers, 29th October 2021

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Financial Remedy Update, October 2021 – Family Law Week

‘Stephanie Hawthorn, associate, and Robert Jackson, trainee solicitor, at Mills & Reeve LLP, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2021.’

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Family Law Week, 8th October 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

The online divorce and financial remedy service: How far have we come? And how far can we go? – Family Law

‘From 13 September 2021 it will be mandatory for any divorce petition being issued by a solicitor in England and Wales to be issued via the HMCTS online portal. Paper applications will no longer be permitted. The HMCTS online divorce and financial remedy portal has come a long way since its launch in May 2018 and this is yet another important development for the provision of digital solutions in divorce and financial remedy case.’

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Family Law, 17th September 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

E v L [2021] EWFC 60 (Fam) – Short, childless marriages, the sharing principle and absence of white leopards – Becket Chambers

‘The parties became engaged in 2016 married in 2017 and separated in 2019. The parties disagreed over the date of cohabitation, the wife saying 2016 and the husband denying there was any cohabitation before marriage.’

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Becket Chambers, 13th August 2021

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Division of assets in a short childless marriage (E v L) – 1 GC: Family Law

‘In E v L, Mr Justice Mostyn considered an application for financial remedies following a short marriage. He concluded the fact that the marriage was childless was irrelevant to whether there should be a departure from the application of the equal sharing principle. Moreover, there was no reason to distinguish between an accrual (of assets) over a short marriage and an accrual over a longer marriage. The statutory factor of the duration of marriage was likely to be reflected in any event in that an acquest over a shorter period was likely to be less. Mostyn J also considered the approach to valuing businesses in this case where three accountants gave “hot-tub” evidence as to the value of one of the husband’s companies.’

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1 GC: Family Law, 10th August 2021

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Eight things you need to know: Personal Injury damages in divorce cases – Family Law

‘The “pre-acquired” or “non-matrimonial” argument is one which has taken up much commentary in family law circles over recent years. However, the conundrum can be even more challenging when considering personal injury damages that one party may have received in order to meet their specific needs arising from an accident or injury.’

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Family Law, 12th August 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Reform of s 25 criteria for a divorce financial settlement: after 50 years it’s time for the Law Commission to propose a new law – Family Law

‘The statutory criteria to decide what is a fair financial settlement on divorce comes from the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, now almost 50 years old. In reality it derives from judge made law. This has the benefit of being responsive and able to change. It has the disadvantage that there is no public or policy input into the law or changes in the law. It has the significant difficulty that by reference to almost unfettered discretion with propensity for contradictions or nuances in the judge made law it encourages litigation and discourages early settlement. David Hodson has proposed to the Law Commission, in its request for topics for its 14th programme of reform, that there should be a review of the criteria for fair and appropriate financial settlements. This sets out his proposals for the need for reform. It is in a question-and-answer process as required by the Law Commission for any submissions. It would be very helpful to hear from other lawyers and members of the public with their opinions on whether reform is needed and, far more problematical, what that reform should be.’

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Family Law, 12th August 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

30 years of the Child Support Act – House of Commons Library

Posted July 21st, 2021 in children, divorce, families, financial provision, legal history, news, parliament by sally

‘The UK’s formal system for child support arrangements between separated families, without involving the courts, is provided by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). This succeeded the Child Support Agency (CSA), first established in 1993 with the Child Support Act 1991.’

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House of Commons Library, 20th July 2021

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Applying the CMS Formula in High Income Cases – Family Law Week

‘Joshua Viney, barrister, and Henry Pritchard, pupil barrister, both of 1 Hare Court, explore the circumstances in which it might be unfair to apply the CMS formula.’

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Family Law Week, 14th July 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Family Affairs Financial Remedies Update June 2021 – St John’s Chambers

‘Not for the first time, the reported cases are dominated by parties with limited connection with England and Wales, or indeed with the quotidian financial experience of most of those involved in litigation before our courts. There is a handful of cases which address the impact of the pandemic but, as Judge Kloss observed in one, the fact that there has not been a ‘tsunami’ of Barder applications suggests that the exceptionality condition for such applications is being recognised.’

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St John's Chambers, 8th June 2021

Source: www.stjohnschambers.co.uk