Binding agreements in TOLATA claims

Alexander Chandler, barrister, 1 King’s Bench Walk, considers the law and practice of agreements to settle TOLATA claims.

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Birch v Birch: an overview

In Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53, the appellant has successfully appealed to the Supreme Court and her case is to be remitted for hearing in relation to an undertaking which she gave pursuant to a consent order dated 26 July 2010.

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How the surviving spouse is treated in our legal system

How our legal system treats a widow or widower on the death of their loved one, and whether they are fairly treated by the law at such a difficult time.

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A quick-fire users’ guide to the new divorce petitions

As reported by iFLG on 19 July 2017 the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 were announced on 17 July 2017 with a number of rule changes to come into force on 7 August 2017.

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Our House, in the middle of … Ambridge: Rogers v Burns

The issues that arise when cohabitees purchase property jointly.

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Imminent Changes to Divorce/Dissolution Petitions and to the Family Procedure Rules

On the evening of 17 July 2017 the profession was notified of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 which will come into force on 7 August 2017, less than three weeks ahead, with some transitional provisions until 4 September 2017.

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Singapore Sling

Wong Kai Yun from Singapore and Sarah Lucy Cooper from England and Wales mull over differences between divorce proceedings in Singapore and England.

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President of the Family Division gives guidance on sperm donation parentage cases

Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has given important new guidance on how the family court should deal with cases concerning legal parenthood after sperm donation.

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The division of assets in short marriages

The dust has perhaps settled on the recent Court of Appeal case of Sharp v  Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408  and provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the impact of the decision on those separating after a short marriage.

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Allowing alleged abusers to cross examine their victims is a stain on the reputation of the family justice system

Re A (A  Minor (Fact Finding: Unrepresented Party) [2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam).

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The Plight of the Unmarried

Keynote speech for ‘At a Glance’ conference 2017 by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court.

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Difficulties faced by Jewish and Muslim women when seeking a religious divorce

No less an imposing a setting than Court 1 of the Supreme Court was the venue for Anthony Gold’s Faith Seminar on 29 June 2017. The aim was to examine the potential hardships facing Jewish and Muslim women going through a religious divorce.

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Finance and Divorce Update, July 2017

Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2017.

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The New Cafcass Guidance on the Use of Professional Time

Gabrielle Jan Posner, Barrister and Recorder, Trinity Chambers Chelmsford, considers Cafcass’s response to the record levels of demand for its services.

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