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Monthly Archives: March 2021

It’s always risky writing a blog around April Fool’s day

March 31, 2021 Speech Box

Rather than highlighting any unusual quirks that the Judiciary might have committed and passing them off as April Fool’s Day facts today I’m sticking to something much safer. Consider this. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 is now in Read more …

The world’s most expensive divorce settlements

March 29, 2021 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 …

The case of the golden egg-laying goose and the 20 year anniversary of N v N (2001)

March 22, 2021 Speech Box

The principle that the Family Court will aim to equitably divide the assets on separation 50/50 is well understood by most people. But there are circumstances where logically this wouldn’t result in a fair outcome, for either party. Imagine a Read more …

Child access: who keeps the children?

March 19, 2021 Speech Box

As role models go Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are as A List as they come. It’s therefore a salutary reminder, writes Louise Barretto, Head of Bishop and Sewell Family Law team, that arrangements for the children in a separation Read more …

Adele shows us the sky doesn’t have to fall in when you divorce

March 12, 2021 Speech Box

Adele, the ‘Set fire to the rain’ singer, songwriter superstar will share care (custody) of her eight-year-old son and won’t be paying child support to her now-ex-husband Simon Konecki, according to documents obtained and reported here by The Associated Press. Read more …

The law on vaccinations for children

March 3, 2021 Speech Box

Disputes around whether parents have the right to prevent their children having the MMR vaccine have been helpful in establishing this. In case you were wondering prior to inoculating your children against COVID-19 there is quite a substantial volume of Read more …