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When your business might not be all of your business if you separate

November 24, 2020 Speech Box

My colleagues in our Corporate & Commercial team are frequently advising clients how to restructure their businesses – not just to survive COVID-19 – but also to also ring fence any assets they may feel belong outside of the family Read more …

The Judge’s ruling in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case reminds us that not all domestic violence is physical

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

Johnny Depp’s highly publicised libel case against The Sun newspaper in July came to an end earlier this week, comments Louise Barretto, Head of our Family law team, with the Judge, Mr Justice Nichol ruling that much of what was Read more …

Even the Prime Minister is confused whether separated parents can see their children under the new Covid-19 three tier rules

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

Fact: children are allowed to move between the homes of separated parents even during the peaks of lockdown, writes Louise Barretto, Head of our Family Law team. Responding to a question at a recent televised Downing Street press conference Boris Read more …

Divorcing in retirement is more common than you might think

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

There is sadly an increasing upward trend for those in retirement to divorce, writes Louise Barretto, Head of our Family law team. That this could involve anyone with whom we are familiar was brought home to me last week with Read more …

When mediation and collaborative law are the right way to go

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

If you find yourself in a relationship that is breaking down, the chances are that you will need someone who can give you practical advice and someone who can help you through all the issues that you will be facing, Read more …

Are divorces overtaking marriages?

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

Al Arabiya which covers news in the United Arab Emirates has published a story saying in Dubai marriages and divorces have been suspended “until further notice” to avoid gatherings that could spread the disease. Justice Khaled al-Hawsni of the Family Read more …

Supporting children through the divorce process

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

Yesterday I wrote about Cafcass, the agency which looks after the welfare of children when a case goes to court. In the UK today it is more than likely that you – and your children – will have friends or Read more …

A troubling MoJ report into Cafcass has landed in my inbox

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

The Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass) was set up in 2001 to be the voice of the child in cases that go to court and look after their interests. On the one hand I have the conclusions of Read more …

Maintenance for children at University or College

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

This year A level results day is Thursday, 13 August. The nail-biting wait for A-level results will soon be over for thousands of teenagers. Whilst many of them are deservedly celebrating gaining a place at university, this time of year can also Read more …

The world’s most expensive divorce settlements

November 23, 2020 Speech Box

London has a strong claim for being known as “The divorce capital of the world” because of the size of awards in celebrity or big money settlements. The English Family Courts have a wide discretion on divorce to make financial Read more …

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