Changes over the centuries in the financial consequences of divorce

Address to the University of Bristol Law Club by Lord Wilson, 20 March 2017.

Full speech: Supreme Court (PDF)

The stellar contribution claim

Is the ‘stellar contribution’ argument fair and just, asks Julian Hawkhead.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

Blessed are the dependants, for they shall inherit the earth (possibly): Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others [2017] UKSC 17

How easy is it to ensure that the decisions set out in your will as to the destination of your worldly goods are respected and implemented?

Full article: Family Law

Parental Alienation – learning from other jurisdictions and other disciplines

Joanna Abrahams, Head of Family Law, Setfords, considers possible ways to overcome problems of parental alienation.

Full article: Family Law Week

Rules of evidence and procedure after Norman

Though Mrs Norman will not thank anyone for saying this, her two unsuccessful recent applications in the Court of Appeal – Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49 (Fam) (‘Norman 1’), Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120 (Fam) (‘Norman  2’) – have clarified a modest number of areas of family procedural and evidential law.

Full article: Family Law

The importance of business valuations on divorce

As businesses differ, it is important to ascertain their value with care to ensure a fair division of the family wealth, advises Rakesh Kapila.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

Finance and Divorce Update March 2017

Frances Bailey, Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2017.

Full article: Family Law Week

Refining the power to disinherit: Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17

Max Lewis of 29 Bedford Row summarises the main points of the Supreme Court's judgment.

Full article: Family Law Hub

Civil Partnerships and Marriage: Labels or a state of mind?

David Bedingfield, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, traces the development of the law relating to marriage and civil partnership up to and including the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Steinfeld & Keidan.

Full article: Family Law Week

What the Spring 2017 Budget means for family lawyers

Despite the low key build up to last Wednesday's budget (8 March 2017) amid the political turbulence of Trump and Brexit, there was still plenty for family lawyers to consider as Mr Hammond made his speech.

Full article: Family Law

Mrs Norman and family proceedings law

Though Mrs Norman will not thank anyone for saying this, her two unsuccessful recent applications in the Court of Appeal – Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49 (‘Norman 1’) Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120 (‘Norman 2’) – have clarified a modest number of areas of family procedural and evidential law.

Full article: Family Law

LiPs: a perfect storm in the divorce courts?

Iqbal v Iqbal provides a salutary example of the consequences that can occur in the absence of legal representation, as Shlomit Glaser & Tim Jones report.

Full article: New Law Journal