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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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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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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Divorces are skewed by judges’ outdated chivalry, says female peer pushing for cap on payments – Daily Telegraph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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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements – Family Law Week

‘Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the implications of maintenance agreements in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2017

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Court orders man to increase payments to wife who lost bulk of divorce settlement with ‘poor financial decisions’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2017 in appeals, debts, financial provision, news, periodical payments by sally

‘A wife who lost the bulk of her divorce settlement by making “poor financial decisions” has been awarded larger monthly payments from her ex-husband despite calls from his lawyer for maintenance limits to reflect “social change”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update September 2016 – Family Law Week

Posted September 15th, 2016 in appeals, divorce, fees, financial provision, news, pensions, periodical payments by tracey

‘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 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 9th September 2016

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Finance & Divorce Update June 2016 – 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 May 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd June 2016

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Serious Personal Injury Litigation – A Quantum Update – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in compensation, damages, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

‘Arguments concerning the indexation of periodical payments orders triggered many more cases than usual being tried out after 2005 on numerous heads of damage. Further cases followed after the issue of indexation was decided, leading to the landmark decision in Whiten (2011). In late 2014/2015 there has been a further spate of reported cases driven by the NHS LA. James Rowley QC brings together the judgments so that trends in awards in the most serious litigation can be identified.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 24th May 2016

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What next for “stepped” periodical payments orders? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in appeals, divorce, education, financial provision, news, periodical payments by sally

‘The Court of Appeal recently decided a discreet argument regarding periodical payments orders in the case of Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72. So, what are the implications for automatic variations in periodical payments? Practitioners and Judges alike will be familiar with the concept of stepped periodical payments. However, the commonplace order will be for periodical payments to be stepped downwards based upon either particular trigger events (such as children reaching their majority, a payment of a lump sum order) or after a specific period of time during which it is judged that the recipient of the periodical payments can, or ought to, have taken steps to increase their earning capacity. Given the commonplace nature of these orders, it is perhaps understandable that a deputy district judge (DDJ) presiding over the final hearing of the financial remedies application of Mrs Aburn (and then a Circuit Judge hearing the appeal thereafter) thought perhaps an order “stepping up” periodical payments upon a particular trigger event was a clever solution, thereby falling into what we now know was an error of law and an impermissible exercise of his judicial discretion. ‘

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Tanfield Chambers, 1st March 2016

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Schedule 1 – Child Maintenance – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in child support, news, periodical payments, regulations by sally

‘S 8 of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) circumscribes the role of the courts in deciding child maintenance. This act trumps the provisions in the MCA 1973 and Children Act 1989 s 15 / Schedule l save in certain circumstances (e.g. where an existing maintenance order has been made less than one year earlier – s 4 (10) (aa) CSA 1991). The combined effect of s10 CSA 1991 and § 3 (1) of the Child Support (Maintenance Arrangements and Jurisdiction) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2645) is that from the effective date of a maintenance calculation made pursuant to CSA 1991, any existing court order ceases to have effect.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 20th February 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from December 2014.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd January 2015

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In re A (A Child) (Financial Provision) – WLR Daily

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, children, financial provision, law reports, periodical payments by sally

In re A (A Child) (Financial Provision) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577; [2014] WLR (D) 529

‘The “millionaire’s defence” survived to some degree when the court was determining the appropriate financial provision for the illegitimate child of a father of very great wealth. Accordingly it was not appropriate to contend for a “fair proportion” of the wealth when seeking to determine a sum representing the reasonable needs of the child for the purposes of Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989.’

WLR Daily, 10th December 2014

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Clean Break Orders and Spousal Maintenance: where are we now? – Family Law Week

Posted May 6th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news, periodical payments by tracey

‘Liz Cowell, principal lawyer with Slater & Gordon analyses the case law and trends emerging from case law regarding clean breaks and termination of spousal periodical payments orders.’

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Family Law Week, 30th April 2014

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Bankers’ Bonuses – how the divorce capital of the world treats the rewards reaped from the financial capital of Europe – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in banking, divorce, financial provision, news, periodical payments, remuneration by tracey

‘Lois Rogers, solicitor at Vardags, and Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examine the court’s treatment of bonuses in financial remedy claims in light of the recent decision of Mrs Justice Eleanor King in H v W [2014] EWHC 4105 (Fam) and pre-existing case law.’

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Family Law Week, 17th April 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

“Jessica Craigs, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in June.”

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Family Law Week, 8th July 2013

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Nicholas Bevan believes catastrophically injured claimants deserve better treatment from the insurance industry – New Law Journal

Posted June 21st, 2013 in damages, insurance, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by tracey

“The Court of Appeal’s ruling in Follett v Wallace [2013] EWCA Civ 146, [2013] All ER (D) 57 (Mar) should give practitioners pause for thought. This was one of those tragic catastrophic injury claims where the victim was left with extensive life-long care needs. Neither liability nor quantum was disputed. Both parties were agreed to part of the claimant’s compensatory entitlement being paid under a periodical payments order (PPO).”

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New Law Journal, 20th June 2013

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Interim Payments and the Seriously Injured Claimant: Somewhere to Live or Down at Eeeles – Zenith Chambers

Posted October 23rd, 2012 in damages, housing, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

“Gordon Exall look at the cases and principles relating to interim payments and accommodation in catastrophic injury cases.”

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Zenith Chambers, 22nd October 2012

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Interim payments: the Eeles fallout – Cloisters

Posted June 19th, 2012 in damages, law reports, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

“The Court of Appeal’s decision in Eeles v Cobham Hire Services Ltd [2010] 1 WLR 409 has profoundly affected the ability of claimants to secure adequate accommodation prior to a quantum trial or settlement. This aim of this talk is to consider how Eeles has been applied in subsequent first instance cases, and the lessons to be learned from them in preparing, evidencing and arguing heavy interim payment applications.”

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Cloisters, 13th June 2012

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Brain-damaged prisoner awarded £4.7m – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2010 in compensation, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

“A prisoner who suffered catastrophic brain damage after he fell from an upper bunk bed during a seizure at London’s Brixton jail has been awarded a compensation package worth £4.7 million.”

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The Independent, 14th April 2010

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