Post on 17 Oct 2017
Digital working has arrived Over the last few years there have been severe reductions in the numbers of staff at courts, operating behind the scenes. One of the functions of court staff is to create the documentation needed in the issue of legal proceedings and to follow through and record the...
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Post on 17 Oct 2017
Anne-Marie Hamer has joined Michelmores' Fertility & Parenting team as an Associate from Mogers Drewett. Michelmores' Fertility & Parenting team offer a global fertility, family and parenting law practice. Their expertise covers international and UK surrogacy, donor conception, co-parenting...
Fertility Law
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Post on 6 Oct 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 6 September 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. Pippa Allsop looks ahead to some of the potential problems facing international families – and family practitioners – when the UK leaves the EU. There is no doubt that family law reform...
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Brexit
Post on 3 Oct 2017
When a relationship breaks down, the parties will have to try to make satisfactory arrangements concerning many issues – but none more important than those for their children. Discussions on this issue can be fraught with difficulty and differences of opinion as to what is in the best interests of...
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Post on 2 Oct 2017
In the recent case of Legg and Burton v Burton, the High Court was asked to consider whether two siblings were entitled to equal shares of their late mother's Estate on the basis that she had broken an express promise made to her late husband not to change her Will, under the doctrine of Mutual...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Family Law
Post on 22 Sep 2017
In part 1 we covered, in outline, the various ways in which inequalities in the value of pension savings held by each party to a divorce financial settlement could be resolved. Offsetting Where there is an imbalance in the value of the pension savings belonging to each party and that imbalance...
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Post on 13 Sep 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 31 July 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. Users of legal apps must be aware that these are essentially automated McKenzie friends, not trained and regulated solicitors, says Pippa Allsop. Joshua Browder wants to “make the law free...
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Cohabitation | Family law
Post on 7 Aug 2017
It is estimated that there are some 3.3m couples – 6.6m people – who live together but are not married. Cohabitation has become commonplace for couples starting their lives together, even if it is only for a period before marriage, and it is certainly the fastest growing type of family in the...
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Short marriage | Divorce | Family law
Post on 31 Jul 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 3 July 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. The decision in Sharp adds further uncertainty to the already inexact science of the division of finances on divorce, writes Pippa Allsop​. The Court of Appeal decision in Sharp v Sharp...
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Divorce law | Family Law
Post on 7 Jul 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 7 June 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. While the fluid nature of financial proceedings on divorce can be frustrating for clients, it is preferable to a more prescriptive approach, argues Pippa Allsop​. The award ‘may have been...
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