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Cohabitee wins fight for half of partners £1.7m home

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A law graduate who lived with her partner won a legal fight yesterday that will leave her with half of a £1.7m home. The courts awarded Ms Ladwa half of the home despite arguments from her former partner, Ms Chapman, that she had funded the home and their lavish lifestyle entirely. The couple were engaged to be married but separated in 2016.

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13 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

7 things you might not know about divorce

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Patrick Hart, a partner in our family team, explores the 7 things that you need to know about divorce…

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14 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Family

Why choose a civil partnership over marriage?

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Theresa may has announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership rather than get married. This announcement follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling in favour of a heterosexual couple in June of this year who launched their own legal bid to be allowed to have a civil partnership.

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20 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Silence around domestic violence is “corrosive”

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A senior member of the Royal Family has called for action to tackle the “shroud of silence” surrounding domestic violence.

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19 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Former wife denied tuition fees in divorce battle

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A judge has ruled in favour of the husband in a high-stakes divorce battle, denying his former wife excessive tuition costs for kids.

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13 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

15-year divorce battle continues to be fought

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One of Britain’s longest-running divorce battles looks set to continue as the latest appeal was given the green light by London’s Appeal Court.

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8 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

‘Gambling’ and ‘social media’ increasingly cited in UK divorce petitions

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A new study has found that an increasing number of Britons are citing gambling addictions and social media issues as reasons for the breakdown of their relationship during a divorce.

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6 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Woman in landmark legal battle over property developer’s fortune

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The ex-civil partner of a property tycoon is locked in a legal battle to secure a larger share of a £6million fortune.

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Don’t fall victim to unregulated advice

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New research has revealed that an increasing number of Britons embroiled in family-based disputes are unknowingly turning to unregulated providers for advice.

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20 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Should children’s views be considered in disputed custody hearings?

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The right of a child to be heard in family court matters will be at the heart of a Supreme Court case on Wednesday, June 22.

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17 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Divorcee granted ‘gambling-addict’ ex-husband’s remaining assets

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A London divorcee who split from her gambling-addict husband has been granted his remaining assets post-divorce.

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15 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

EU votes to remove marriage certificate “red tape”

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Changes to EU law will mean that citizens will no longer be required to have marriage certificates translated and certified if they move to another member state.

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