Talking about Family Law

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  • Baroness Hale is set to be appointed the first female president of The Supreme Court. Her appointment will take place in October, when the current president Lord Neuberger retires. Lady Hale...
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    The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to the rules governing financial remedy claims arising from divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships. There are essentially two...
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    The Office for National Statistics has published population estimates by marital status and living arrangements in England and Wales, from 2002 to 2016. The main points were: • There...
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    How do courts treat inheritances on divorce? Does an inheritance belong to the party who received it, or does it go into the ‘pot’ for division between both parties? The answer...
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    A Private Members’ Bill has been introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, that aims to provide financial protection for people who have lived together...
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    It’s a common scenario: the marriage (or civil partnership) has broken down, and the matrimonial home is owned solely by one party. How does the other party stop the...
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    Torstein Hagen, the founder and Chairman of Viking Cruises, and his estranged wife Ellen-Karine are embroiled in a bitter and expensive divorce battle in the High Court in London....
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    As explained in this post, it is possible for a respondent to a divorce based upon five years’ separation to ask the court to dismiss the divorce, on the ground...
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    The Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) has today published statistics for the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2015. The main points are : • There were 101,055 divorces...
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    As we have seen, one of the ways that you can show that a marriage has irretrievably broken down for the purpose of divorce proceedings is by proving that...
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    A wife who complained that an equal division of the matrimonial assets was not fair to her because of the short duration of the marriage and her greater contribution...
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    The Rt Hon David Lidington MP has been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, replacing the previous Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss. Mr Lidington responded to...
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