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COVID-19 - Co-Parenting during the crisis

24 Mar 2020

There is a huge amount of uncertainty facing people during these unprecedented times as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and cause concern across the country and indeed worldwide. The knock-on effect to society and daily life is increasing day by day as more and more people are either…

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COVID-19 and the Justice System

19 Mar 2020

The present circumstances On 18 March 2020, the Lord Chancellor affirmed that "the rule of law is vital to a functioning democracy and even at times like these, it is essential that our independent courts are able to administer justice." Whilst many public places have either been…

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Coronavirus likely to cause spike in divorce rate

19 Mar 2020

Leading family lawyer, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, has claimed in the House of Lords that she expects the Coronavirus to lead to a rise in people issuing divorce proceedings. Lady Shackleton went on to say that "the prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed…

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Compensation for sacrificing your career?

05 Mar 2020

In a recent ruling, Mr Justice Moore awarded a woman compensation in the sum of £400,000 following the breakdown of her marriage. The couple were married for almost 10-years and had two children. When the parties met, she was a Cambridge University Graduate and a trainee solicitor at the same…

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Land mark ruling over validity of religious marriage

27 Feb 2020

There has recently been media coverage of a case before the Family Court in respect of the validity of a religious marriage, which had not been registered in England and Wales. The wife had applied for a divorce from her husband. They were married some 22 years ago in an Islamic marriage ceremony (…

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A Royal Divorce

12 Feb 2020

The Queen's eldest grandson Peter Philips and his Canadian wife Autumn have announced that they are separating after 12 years of marriage. The couple have two daughters together, namely Savannah (9) and Isla (7) and have stated that their decision is "the best course of action for their two…

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Ant McPartlin Divorce Settlement - Surprising departure from equality

16 Jan 2020

It has been reported in the papers today that I'm a Celebrity's Ant McPartlin has reached a divorce settlement with his estranged Wife, Lisa Armstrong, following a long and quite heavily publicised legal battle. The couple married in July 2006 and subsequently announced their plans to…

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