Posted by Sharon MacDonald, Partner
The Pirelli calendar model who was awarded £75 million in one of the UK’s highest ever divorce settlements may have to “sue her own daughter” for the money.
In a landmark divorce ruling earlier today, two women who say they were misled by their ex-husbands and should get more money in their divorce settlements have won their Supreme Court fight. Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil claim the men …
A recent case where a farmer had not made a Will had enormous repercussions for his family trying to protect his legacy many years after his death. Sharon MacDonald discusses the importance of Wills and pre-nuptial agreements especially in the agricultural community.
A recent decision in SK v TK  EWHC 384 has confirmed the view that the courts will seek to ensure that assets are divided equally unless there are truly exceptional circumstances.
How valid is a financial consent order if one party lacked mental capacity at the time it was signed?
The press recently reported research indicating that only 28% of men felt that counselling would be helpful in saving a marriage which had got into difficulty in contrast to 45% of women. This was from a survey of some 2,000 people. So can counselling really help?
This month High Court Judge, Sir Nicholas Mostyn, has called for the abolition of the legal rights and responsibilities of marriage. Sharon MacDonald, Partner in our Family team queries whether or not that is realistic.
A leading article in The Times this week reported that the Law Commission will recommend that prenup agreements should become binding and legally enforceable in the UK.
National newspapers report of a new online service being launched in the UK which allows couples to draw up a prenuptial agreement for a small fee and with minimal legal assistance.
It is often the situation within partnerships and businesses, particularly in farming partnerships, for an accountant to advise that a farmer’s spouse or partner should be employed in the business to take advantage of tax breaks. That person never actually …