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Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408

Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 Court of Appeal, 13 June 2017, McFarlane, McCombe and David Richards LJJ The wife was a trader in the wholesale fuel trade. The husband was employed for many years by an international company …

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Delinking of divorce and financial remedies being rolled out nationally.

The President and the Chief Executive of HMCTS have published a letter explaining that divorce and financial remedy applications are going to be ‘delinked’ from next week, following a successful pilot in Southampton. “In our letter dated 27th April 2017 …

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Divorce petition allegations

According to the Solicitors Journal, since the Court of Appeal decision in Owens v Owens (summarised in the last newsletter) family lawyers have started to see far more acrimonious allegations in unreasonable behaviour petitions. The lawyers who commented suggested that …

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How do I Fulfil the Training and Development Requirements of the FMC and my Member Organisation(s)? – A Personal View by Neil Robinson as at June 2017

How do I Fulfil the Training and Development Requirements of the FMC and my Member Organisation(s)? – A Personal View by Neil Robinson as at June 2017 Firstly, I don’t think this is the right question. A better question might be …

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Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24

Family Court, 3 May 2017, Mostyn J Following the parents’ separation there was almost continuous litigation between them about the child. An order was made in May 2005 requiring the father to settle £220,000 on the child to provide him …

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Work v Gray [2017] EWCA Civ 270

Court of Appeal, 11 April 2017, Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls, King and Moylan LJJ The husband and wife had both been born in the USA. Their relationship began in 1992 and lasted for about 20 years; they …

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G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam)

The Swedish mother and the American father (whose family was of Swedish origin) had a child together in 2014. The relationship between them was short lived; after the separation the couple began acrimonious legal proceedings concerning the child. The child …

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12 April Research on damage caused by arguing parents

Dr Gloria Moroni from the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York has just published an analysis of 19,000 UK children born in 2000 to see how divorce impacts on children’s behaviour. As has been seen …

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27 April Family Law Café!

Joanna Toch, a barrister at Church Court Chambers in London, has obtained financing for a new version of the online service FLC (Family Law Café). FLC was originally a service in which barristers triaged a client’s requirements and connected them …

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2 May Administrative De-linking of Financial Remedy Applications from Divorce Proceedings Piloted

HMCTS is looking at how to improve financial applications related to divorce, and believes that the process can and should be improved. Currently, if a contested financial application is made, the whole divorce proceedings are transferred to a local court …

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