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Freezing assets in matrimonial proceedings

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There is a duty of full and frank disclosure in financial remedy proceedings following the breakdown of a marriage. This means that both spouses have a clear understanding of the assets and liabilities of the other before negotiating a financial settlement. But what happens if you think someone is planning to conceal or dispose of assets? More …

English and Welsh grants of probate for non-domiciles

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The non-doms taxation reforms in 2017/18 mean that non-domiciled individuals owning property in the UK, whether in their own name or through a trust or company, will be subject to inheritance tax on that property. More …

What is unreasonable behaviour for divorce?

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What counts as unreasonable behaviour on a divorce petition? A recent case has challenged the no fault divorce law when a judge decided that what was being cited as unreasonable behaviour was not enough to grant a divorce. More …

Internet-enabled sex toy maker falls foul of data privacy laws to the tune of $10,000 per customer

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A $3.75m fine has been handed down to Canadian parent company, Standard Innovation, for secretly gathering personal information from users of the We-Vibe smart vibrator. This case highlights the risks for business and customers associated with big-data and the increasing inter-connectivity of our devices, known as the 'Internet of Things'. More …

Charities win at Supreme Court in claim against estate

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The Supreme Court has made a judgment on the case where Heather Ilott contested her mother's will after she left her entire estate to charities that she had no connection with. Here is an overview of the case. More …