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£30,000 court case to keep grandchildren in the country

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Two grandparents have told of their anguish after their bid to stop their granddaughters being taken to Australia by their mother failed. They lost a highly emotional court case which has cost them £30,000.

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Family Judge defends the principle of open justice

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A Judge has refused a man’s request for a divorce case to be heard behind closed doors, emphasising it is important that justice is seen to be done.

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Election result clears the way for Inheritance Tax reform

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Fewer people will be liable to pay Inheritance Tax (IHT) under changes set to be introduced by the new government.

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Pension reforms could see divorcees heading back to court

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A leading wealth management business has warned that divorced people may have to head back to court over their pensions thanks to a lack of clarity in the recent reforms.

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Gay couple win surrogacy battle over baby girl

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A High Court Judge has ruled that a baby girl conceived through surrogacy should be placed with her father and his male partner after her biological mother was deemed “homophobic”.

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Withy King shortlisted for national ethical award

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Withy King has been named a finalist in the Ethical Initiative of the Year category at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2015. Family solicitor Rebecca Stevens was nominated by her employers Withy King for this award following her tireless pro bono …

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Man locked in £1.2million divorce battle accused of hacking emails

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A broker has been accused of hacking into his ex-wife’s emails during an acrimonious divorce battle.

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Cohabitants appeal for property claim ends in failure

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A woman whose relationship broke down has failed in her bid to secure a share of her former home.

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Children of divorce should live with both parents

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Children of divorce fare better when they spend time with both their parents, according to a new study.

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Bishop “hid funds” in divorce battle

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A senior clergyman has been criticised by the family courts, who have concluded that he failed to disclose “significant resources” during his divorce proceedings.

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Changes to the divorce process: Q & A

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HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has confirmed its plans for the handling of divorce work within the Family Court to Family Law Week.

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Divorcees £2,000 a year worse off when it comes to retirement

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Divorcees planning to retire expect to get £2,100 less a year in retirement income compared to those who have never suffered a marriage breakdown.

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