July 2016 Archive

But you said it was ok….. Can you make a verbal agreement?

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Kanye West and Taylor Swift hit the headlines recently after a recording of a telephone call between them was released to the public. Although we do not know the full details of the conversation, the fall-out from it suggests that they reached an agreement of sorts or that consent was given for Kanye to make reference to Taylor in a song. More …

The rights of step-parents to stay in children's lives

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Does the law recognise the diversity of different family structures and the importance of step-parent relationships? More …

Wronged party does wrong...

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A former millionaire who says he can’t afford to pay his ex-wife a maintenance fee of £2,000 a month because he is now homeless, has been heard at the Court of Appeal. More …

Not another league table…the new Commissioner rankings and the need for scale

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My heart sank (for CCG leaders) when I heard that CCGs now face a further, public, ranking exercise by NHS England. More …

Mick Jagger keeps on rolling with his 8th child

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With his 8th child on the way and other descendants to cater for, Jagger's finances must be getting in a pickle. But how can he ensure his beloved are provided for and his wealth is distributed among his children? More …

An evening of Summer song in aid of Alzheimer's society

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Earlier this week, Blake Morgan's Cariad Chorus, led by our very own Cardiff Paralegal Catrin Harris, put on a fantastic performance to raise money for our Cardiff office's Charity of the Year, Alzheimer's Society. More …

Divorce jurisdiction shopping to suit financial needs

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Within the UK and internationally, Courts can differ on their view of the division of assets, leading some divorcing couples to look for the best country to divorce in. More …

Do I have to give my ex-partner my inheritance?

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When married couples, or those in a civil partnership, go through the divorce or dissolution process their financial affairs need to be resolved alongside. More …

Post Brexit: Living, working or owning property in the EU

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Brits who live, work and/or who own assets in the EU, could still be impacted post-Brexit by EU Regulations when it comes to administering their estate. More …

Fly on the wall of family mediation

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The BB2 programme "Call the mediator" may at times resemble a soap or reality show, but when you stop to think and delve a little deeper in to what you are watching, it is really a very emotionally charged documentary of couples experiencing painful breakups. More …