Category Archives: Family Law

Cohabiting? Thinking of Cohabiting? Then read on…

During February the national press was awash with articles highlighting the case of 69 year old Joy Williams and fresh calls for the reform of Cohabitation laws. It coincided with the House of Commons Library publishing a briefing paper “Common … Continue reading

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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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Should spousal maintenance cease on permanent cohabitation?

That was the topic of debate last night chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice Coleridge before an audience of family lawyers in Bristol. The Proposer of the motion was Christopher Sharp QC who was seconded by Andrew Commins both of St … Continue reading

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Joint property ownership and TOLATA claims.

The Law Society and Land Registry have today published a Practice Note in relation to joint property ownership. Whilst it has been addressed for all those involved with conveyancing it is also a good aide memoire for those of us who … Continue reading

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