Is it fair that one party to divorce proceedings should be allowed to conceal their assets in companies in order to prevent their former spouse from receiving a share of those assets? The Court of Appeal (in Petrodel & Others v Prest & Others  EWCA Civ 1395) has recently ruled that companies belonging to […]
Resolution, the family law association, has conducted a survey that has been published as part of its ‘Family Dispute Resolution Week’ 81% of respondents believe that children are the main casualties of divorce. Being committed to removing the conflict from divorce, Resolution also report that 45% of respondents believe that most divorces involve a visit […]
The Law Commission has launched a consultation on the divorce laws of England and Wales. This comes as criticism mounts based on the notion that presently, this area of the law is too uncertain. Leading the review is Professor Elizabeth Cooke who has said: “When two people bring their marriage or civil partnership to an end […]
Two solicitors, Anna-Marie Harvey Kavanagh and Giles Kavanagh, have spent most of their £3million fortune in divorcing each other. The result being that they now only have £90,000 between them! Judge Clive Million commented that the couple had insisted on “wrecking the ship of their marriage, then turning their attention to the lifeboats”. He added […]
Mrs Justice Parker has criticised both doctors and social workers when a woman was sent to Bangladesh to be married to her cousin, the outcome of which allowing him to settle in the UK. She said the video of the wedding ceremony made clear that the bride needed help to repeat vows and appeared to […]
The law surrounding Presumption of Death is a very topical subject at the moment. The drummer of the Manic Street Preachers – Richey Edwards – disappeared in 1995 and he hasn’t been seen since. His sister Rachel Elias has tirelessly campaigned for a change in the law which is often described as “a hotchpotch of […]
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