Category Archives: Legal

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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Act now or end up paying! Legal Aid is going!

This is serious! Legal aid for almost everything is going from 1st April, this means that unless you are in the system now, there is a strong possibility that you could lose out. I appreciate that making a decision to … Continue reading

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Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements – A new business friend.

With the current economic climate, historic evidence would suggest an increase in the levels of marriage breakdown over the coming years.  Statistics have shown that divorces are up 5% from 2010. The recession generally puts financial strains upon marriages and … Continue reading

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Gay marriage, not a matter of conscience, but now in a comic!

Further to my blog last month on Gay marriage, a social acceptance, ( the issue continues to rumble on and despite not generating the column inches that the Leverson enquiry or economy have, it can still be found in most … Continue reading

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Police pensions on Divorce – Beware when sharing!

With the divorce courts looking to create equality between the husband and wife upon separation, attention must be given to pensions which can often be the major asset to be divided. Legislation has set out the way to calculate the … Continue reading

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Divorce tourists choose London.

One in six divorce cases going through the British courts at the moment involve a foreign national. With high-profile settlements such as the upholding of Ms Radmacher’s pre-nuptial agreement in the Supreme Court, Frances Gibb has reported in the Times this week … Continue reading

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