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December 12, 2016

Family Separation at

Each year Christmas takes its toll on thousands of relationships. More than any other period this will inevitably lead to many couples requiring specialist divorce services. Indeed, in 2009 it was reported that the...

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December 6, 2016

A Commentary on the Family...

For those who have had any recent involvement with the Family Court system, it will not have gone unnoticed that the former days of efficiency, prompt action and early hearing dates are long gone....

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November 30, 2016

Legal Apprenticeships: An...

As the world of learning grows more accessible, education has adapted – opening up yet more routes into the legal sector. This year the Solicitors Regulation Authority welcomed the arrival of a new legal...

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October 19, 2016

Guidance from the Family...

In recent months, the Family Justice Council, made up of Senior Judges, academics and family law solicitors, has produced two very helpful publications.  The first, entitled “Sorting out Finances on Divorce” is intended primarily...

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August 8, 2016

Vince V Wyatt – Update

Regular readers will recall the rather unusual case of Vince v Wyatt which we commented upon in May 2015. Ms Wyatt and Mr Vince were travellers. They married in 1981 and had a child...

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June 15, 2016

The Law of Unintended...

The United Kingdom prides itself as having the best legal system in the world.  That does not necessarily mean that it does not have its faults. In particular, there have been a number of...

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May 23, 2016

Shame On You Gary Lineker

The Telegraph reported last month that Gary Lineker had complained that “ …lawyers boost their fees by manipulating their involvement and consequently create “hate” between the parties involved”. In the Radio Times, Mr Lineker...

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Civil Partnerships
March 7, 2016

Discrimination Against...

The recent case Steinfeld & Keidan v Secretary of State for Education highlighted a long standing and growing issue which affects all heterosexual couples who choose to live together but do not wish to...

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November 10, 2015

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Well, who would have thought it? It has taken seven Justices of the Supreme Court many months of deliberation, aided by QC’s, barristers and solicitors to come to the decision that it is naughty...

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Collaborative Law
October 19, 2015

Alternative Dispute

A little over 20 years ago, a movement started in the Bristol area which was designed to encourage couples whose relationship had broken down to look at alternative ways of resolving their dispute, rather...

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May 20, 2015

The Importance of Financial...

The Supreme Court decision in the recent case of Vince –v– Wyatt was widely reported in the national press – not just for its slightly unusual facts – but particularly because the outcome came...

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May 20, 2015

Major Developments in Spousal...

Two very recent decisions, one from the Court of Appeal and the other from the High Court have created significant interest in the Family Law world.  They both concerned the approach which a court...

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