Talking about Family Law

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  • A Sharia court in Dubai has dismissed an application by a wife to enforce an English divorce court order that a £346 million luxury yacht ‘M V Luna’, which...
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    Sometimes a celebrity divorce can act as a useful vehicle to educate the public upon the workings of the family court. So it is with the divorce of TV presenter...
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    Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Budget for 2018. The headline was his claim that the era of austerity is coming to an end. But...
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    This morning the ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain covered a story of a poll that indicated that 24 percent of 16-24 year-olds believe that marriage should be like a mobile...
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    The tabloid newspapers are full of news stories to the effect that TV presenter Anthony McPartlin, better known as ‘Ant’ of Ant and Dec, and his wife Lisa Armstrong are divorcing...
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    “As Home Secretary, I was proud to sponsor the legislation that created equal marriage. Now, by extending civil partnerships, we are making sure that all couples, be they same-sex...
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    In the last week statistics on divorce have been published by both the Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) and the Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’). They paint a conflicting picture...
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    A husband involved in financial remedy proceedings has been ordered by a judge not to pay any money to his lawyers, unless he pays an equal amount to his wife’s...
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    As anticipated here last week, the Government has announced a consultation on the introduction of no-fault divorce. Proposals detailed in the consultation include: • retaining the sole ground for...
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    It has been reported that the Lord Chancellor David Gauke is set to announce a consultation on no-fault divorce, in which he will call for the existing fault-based system...
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    The Supreme Court has held that a mother should be entitled to widowed parent’s allowance following the death of her partner, despite the fact that she was not married...
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    A new film starring Dame Emma Thompson has led to a call for the mandatory provision of independent advocates for children. The film, The Children Act, is based upon a...
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