February 2016 Archive

A boost for arbitration

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DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC324 Blake Morgan's Family Team in the High Court – Ground Breaking Case More …

How families benefit from being in the EU

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Many of us keeping an eye on the political debate over the UK's possible exit from the EU, will be wondering how exactly what will happen if we leave. More …

Child maintenance – a sense of déjà vu

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A recent headline in the The Times stated: "Absent fathers owe new agency £43m". It reported that the Child Maintenance System (CMS), which only came into being at the end of 2013, has built up arrears of £43.5m. More …

Amicable separation – what counts for divorce?

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Millie Mackintosh, and her husband Professor Green (Stephen Manderson) have announced their separation after two years of marriage. They have said in a statement: "It is a mutual decision, we still care deeply about each other and would like it to be known it is on amicable terms and we wish each other well". More …

A plea to unmarried couples

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A recent Court of Appeal case concerning former partners prompts me to write this blog to urge all unmarried couples to set out their intentions in writing. The case I am referring to is Singha v Heer (2016). More …

UK Government cracks down on illegal discrimination in procurement

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One of the fundamental principles of the EU public procurement legislation is that it is illegal to discriminate against products or services on the grounds of nationality or national origin. More …

The boomerang effect – reconciliation after divorce

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I read online this morning about a 'boomerang' couple who divorced in 2004 after 22 years of marriage, only to realise that they had made a mistake, were reconciled and eventually remarried in 2012. More …

Don't be like Bob – make your Will sooner rather than later

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Facebook users may be familiar with a series of amusing posts involving a picture of a little stick man and a caption which attributes certain behaviour to him before exhorting us to "be like Bill" or "don't be like Bob". More …

Superdry founder sells business assets to fund divorce

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You may have seen in the recent press that Julian Dunkerton, founder of SuperGroup, which includes the well-known Superdry brand, is selling a 4.9% stake in the business, worth £53m More …

The perils of Facebook – should I post updates about my relationship this (or any) Valentine's Day?

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Facebook can be a wonderful tool. It enables us to keep in contact with distant friends and relatives, and provides a platform for sharing news and developments. If used carefully, it can even create and nurture relationships. More …