Category Archives: Courts

What’s the story?

  Some might say, the 8 year marriage of Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton may be just another column of gossip in the tabloids.  However, their divorce proceedings do have implications for financial proceedings arising out of divorce for other … Continue reading

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Marriage is here to stay.

Further to my post Could this be the end of marriage  it would appear not after the High Court today rejected the claims of Ms Steinfeld and Mr Keidan to change the law to allow them to enter a civil partnership. … Continue reading

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Apology from Ministry of Justice over Form E error.

Shortly before Christmas my colleague Sarah Green posted an article Form E frenzy – a storm in a teacup upon LinkedIn regarding the media frenzy over the fact that a software error had been picked up in the Court produced … Continue reading

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Unbundled services in family cases supported by Court of Appeal

The recent case of Minkin v Landsberg (Practising as Barnet Family Law) [2015] EWCA Civ 1152 recognises the inevitability of family practitioners providing ‘unbundled’ and bespoke services in the wake of legal aid cuts. The facts Mr & Mrs Minkin … Continue reading

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Enforcement of Family Financial Orders

On 11th March 2015, the Law Commission published a consultation paper on the enforcement of family financial orders in England and Wales. The Commission had been told that the current enforcement proceedings were “hopelessly complex and procedurally tortuous”. The laws … Continue reading

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Enforcement of orders – Judge gets tough!

For years one of the most frustrating parts of being a family lawyer is the role of enforcement. This could be enforcement of a contact order, a maintenance order or sale of a property, there are many other types but … Continue reading

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30 years together for nothing!

Once again a woman falls foul of the law relating to cohabitants. Miss Curran who had been with her partner Mr Collins since they were both teenagers in the 1970s, has recently lost her case to a share of the wealth … Continue reading

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