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Issue 3 of our e-magazine is now live - Have a read of our Summer Edition below, the perfect staycation read!

Disclosure in Financial Remedy Proceedings: no Longer a “Cheater’s Charter”?

Date: 29/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: International | Enforcement | Finances |
Author: Anthony Riem, Rachel Turner & Caitlin Foster - PCB Litigation

The Family Court has demonstrated a willingness to assist a party to enforce a financial remedy order by allowing use of confidential documents where there is evidence of deliberate attempts by the respondent to frustrate English court’s orders, and where there is no evidence that the applicant acted unlawfully in accessing confidential materials.

Child abduction—use of the 1996 Hague Convention as opposed to the inherent jurisdiction (Re I-L (children) (1996 Hague Child Protection Convention—inherent jurisdiction)

Date: 25/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: International | Children |
Author: Eleri Jones - 1GC Family Law

In Re I-L (children) the Court of Appeal allowed the father’s appeal and held that where the 1996 Hague Convention applies between two countries, if a 1980 Hague Convention application is made and is not successful, the applicable jurisdictional provisions are those of the 1996 Hague Convention, particularly Art 11, and the inherent jurisdiction is not available to use. Eleri Jones, barrister at 1GC Family Law, who represented the appellant father, considers the implications.

Using Arbitration to settle Family Disputes – less Hollywood, more Privacy

Date: 24/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: ADR | Finances |
Author: Abby Buckland - Kingsley Napley LLP

Paul Hollywood is a highly public judge on one of Television’s most popular shows, with over 6 million viewers watching him and his taste buds push Great British Bake Off contestants to tears, frustration and occasional joy but when it comes to his divorce, he and his wife of over 20 years have chosen for their financial arrangements to be adjudicated in private.

Divorces, Death and dealing with the Deceased Estate

Date: 09/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: International | Finances |
Author: Michael Leeds & Hannah Davie - Grant Thornton UK LLP

Boris Berezovsky was born in January 1946. He was a Russian business Oligarch, government official and mathematician. Berezovsky was politically opposed to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin...

Cryptoassets and Divorcing a ‘Cryptoqueen’: Part l - Identification, Valuation and Preservation

Date: 07/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: Finances |
Author: Cady Pearce and Liam Hurren - Kingsley Napley LLP

In just ten years, cryptoassets have become a £100 billion industry. We now face the alarming prospect that millions of pounds can be hidden behind a few lines of computer code without ever touching a bank account. If your soon-to-be ex-partner has made a fortune with Bitcoin, how do you get a share?

Gender identity and UK family law: Reform is needed

Date: 06/01/2020 Type: Articles Topic: Children | Modern Family |
Author: Joanna Lazarus and Freya McMurray - Withers LLP

Over the last 50 years we have seen the dynamic response of the law in England and Wales to developments to modern families such as adoption, IVF, surrogacy, civil partnerships and same sex marriage. It is therefore disappointing that further, much needed and planned legislative reform in the sphere of family law with the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (introducing No fault Divorce) and the Domestic Abuse Bill (increasing the protection for victims of domestic abuse) has fallen away due to the election

60 Seconds with Bill Hewlett

Date: 06/01/2020 Type: 60 seconds with Topic: Client Perspective |
Author: Bill Hewlett

Bill Hewlett is pioneering a new approach to divorce and separation. We caught up with him prior to Bill speaking at our inaugural conference

60 Seconds with Nick Holland

Date: 06/01/2020 Type: 60 seconds with Topic: Finances |
Author: Nick Holland

Given the increasing focus on HNW divorce litigation and the prevalence these cases can get from the media, we caught up with Nick Holland from McDermott Will & Emery to get his different perspective on divorce litigation. 

60 Seconds with Laura Rosefield

Date: 06/01/2020 Type: 60 seconds with Topic: Client Perspective |
Author: Laura Rosefield

Prior to speaking at our inaugural conference we caught up with Laura Rosefield, one of the leading Divorce consultants 

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