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Each week, we send out an e-newsletter covering the latest topics, cases and resources in family law.

2024

11.04.2024 - Multiplied Propagation by Sir Nicholas Mostyn

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04.04.2024 - Single and Joint: Peel J Discusses Expert Evidence in BR V BR [2024] EWFC 11

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28.03.2024 - Quantifying Periodical Payments by Reference to the Needs Principle: Surveying the Wood Not the Trees

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21.03.2024 - 'What's In a Name?' Anonymising Financial Remedy Judgments

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14.03.2024 - Fair Shares and the Financial Reality of the 'Everyday' Divorce

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07.03.2024 - Applications for Leave Under MFPA 1984 Part III: Which Costs Rules Inform (or Govern)?

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29.02.2024 - What Is the True Extent of FDR Privileage?

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23.02.2024 - Guideline Hourly Rates on Costs: Addendum

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15.02.2024 - Free Webinar | Intervenor Claims - who, what when and why

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08.02.2024 - The Potanin Litigation: a Look Ahead

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01.02.2024 - The Law Is an Ass: Goodbye to the Knock-Out Blow – Potanin v Potanina: the Supreme Court Decision

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25.01.2024 - Guideline Hourly Rates on Costs

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18.01.2024 - The Use and Misuse of the Rubric in the Family Courts

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11.01.2024 - Fresh Carrot, Bigger Stick: Forthcoming Rule Changes and the 'Encouragement' of NCDR

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2023

14.12.2023 - Tectonic Developments for Non-Court Dispute Resolution in the Family Court? The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2023/1324

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07.12.2023 - Two Important Cases in One Day: Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil and TUI v Griffiths

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30.11.2023 - Xanthopoulos v Rakshina: LSPOs – Twelfth Time a Charm?

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23.11.2023 - Hasan – The Barder Conundrum – A Final Word (We Promise)

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16.11.2023 - Where Property, Insolvency and Estate Administration Law Collide

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09.11.2023 - Important Part III Case in Supreme Court

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02.11.2023 - Final Hearings: A User's Guide

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26.10.2023 - Is It Time to Consign the 'Gasp' Factor to the History Books?

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19.10.2023 - The Valediction of Sir Nicholas Mostyn: The Abdication of the Mountainous Principality of Court 50

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12.10.2023 - Advice for the Young at Heart

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05.10.2023 - BF v LE [2023] EWHC 2009 (Fam) – When Will a Lack of Special Measures Lead to a Judgement Being Set Aside?

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28.09.2023 - The Financial Remedies Court: A Year In Review

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21.09.2023 - Sir Nicholas Mostyn on Voidable Marriages

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14.09.2023 - To Deduct or Not to Deduct: That Remains the Question After Collardeau - Fuchs

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07.09.2023 - Koukash v Koukash – Can a Party Waive Privilege on Their Own WP Offer?

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10.08.2023 - Essential Summer Reading: Explore the latest issue of the Financial Remedies Journal

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03.08.2023 - Orders Under Senior Courts Act 1981 s 39 – Can the Court Act in Anticipation of Default?

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27.07.2023 - The Duty to Advise – Analysis of Lewis v Cunningtons Solicitors [2023] EWHC 822 (KB)

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20.07.2023 - Post-Separation Accrual in CG v DL – Are We Back to an Arbitrary Approach?

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13.07.2023 - Groundhog Day: a Response to the Report of the Financial Remedies Sub-Group of the Transparency Implementation Group

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06.07.2023 - A 'Magisterial' Judgment – the Highest Praise for Mr Justice Mostyn: a Comment by Sir James Munby

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29.06.2023 - The Death of a Financial Remedy Claim: the Supreme Court Decision

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22.06.2023 - ADR and Private Family Law Arrangements

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15.06.2023 - Discover AAG Cloud, the financial remedies toolkit - now 50% off for a limited time only

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08.06.2023 - Living under an LSPO

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01.06.2023 - James v Seymour: The Calculator

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25.05.2023 - Pensions on Divorce – Standard Family Order Template

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18.05.2023 - Are You There ChatGPT? It’s Me, Charlotte – ChatGPT, Generative AI and the Law

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11.05.2023 - Free Webinar | Re-marriage: avoiding the elephant trap

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05.05.2023 - Looking back at Duxbury 30 years on + pre-order At A Glance

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27.04.2023 - Do Not Sign It Unless You Intend to Be Bound By Its Terms

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20.04.2023 - The Trusty Trio – the Dictionaries

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13.04.2023 - There Are Two “Keeping It Out of Court” Consultations That Need Your Urgent Attention

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06.04.2023 - Celebrate bank holiday weekend with our site-wide 20% off sale

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30.03.2023 - Financial Remedies Journal 2023 Issue 1 (spring) is out now

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23.03.2023 - Budget Implications for Financial Remedies

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16.03.2023 - Case Management Tables: Aide Memoire

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09.03.2023 - Building a Movement for Cohabitation Reform in England and Wales

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02.03.2023 - Economic Abuse as ‘Conduct’

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23.02.2023 - Cryptocurrency and Taxation

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16.02.2023 - The Compensation Principle and Renumeration for Career ‘Sacrifice’ – TM v KM [2022] EWFC 155

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09.02.2023 - Financial Remedy – Online Portal

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02.02.2023 - Cryptocurrency and the Family Courts – Some International Experiences

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26.01.2023 - Things lawyers believe they know, but sometimes don’t – the ‘without prejudice rule’

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19.01.2023 - Family Justice: Ostiis Apertis? Or a mantle of inviolable secrecy? A challenge to those who would keep the doors closed

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12.01.2023 - Myerson No. 1 and FPR 9.17(2): What Can the FDR Judge Actually Do?

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05.01.2023 - Child Maintenance Outside the Child Maintenance Service: Where Are We Now?

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2022

15.12.2022 - Valuing Pensions on Divorce: CMX v EJX

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08.12.2022 - Pre-Nuptial Agreement Drafting: Is the Profession Earning ‘an Honest Shilling’?

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01.12.2022 - Freezing Injunction – Shaky Application: on Thin Ice?

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24.11.2022 - Have We Been Getting It Wrong for the Past 75 Years? Privacy, Secrecy and the Financial Remedies Court

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17.11.2022 - ‘Furious litigation’: Private school fees, illicit expert evidence, and an ECRO

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10.11.2022 - Can mutual loathing amount to a reconciliation? Cazalet v Abu-Zalaf [2022] EWFC 119

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03.11.2022 - Free Webinar | Cryptoassets in Financial Remedies: an introduction for the uninitiated

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27.10.2022 - A Review – Family Financial Arbitration: A Short Guide

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20.10.2022 - Watch Lord Leggatt's Keynote Speech 'Would you believe it?' at the At A Glance Conference 2022

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13.10.2022 - Law Commission – Contempt of Court Project: Memorandum by Sir James Munby (26 September 2022)

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06.10.2022 - The Mini-Budget Economic Crisis – What Does This Mean for Financial Remedy Applications?

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22.09.2022 - Zooming In: Video Evidence from Outside the Jurisdiction

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15.09.2022 - Join 166 others and add your profile to the pFDR directory

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08.09.2022 - Where Next for Cohabitation Reform in England and Wales?

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01.09.2022 - Family Law – Not the Poor Relation

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11.08.2022 - Family Law Using Crypto Service?

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04.08.2022 - A New Weddings Law – the Law Commission’s Proposals

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28.07.2022 - Watch | Sharing and the Family Home

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21.07.2022 - Major tax changes for divorcing couples

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07.07.2022 - A Short Childless Marriage Lasting Just Months – an Award Too High?

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30.06.2022 - McCloud Remedy – a Ground to Set Aside Financial Orders?

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23.06.2022 - The Unintended Consequences of Law – a Postscript

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16.06.2022 - Costs Orders and Childrens’ Cases

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09.06.2022 - Very Much Ancillary

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26.05.2022 - Webinar: Transparency in the Financial Remedies Court

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19.05.2022 - 'A Matter of Clarification' – Written Questions to Experts

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12.05.2022 - Privacy and Transparency in the Financial Remedies Court

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05.05.2022 - Some Sunlight Seeps In

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28.04.2022 - Time Out: Abide By the Rules – or Else! Analysis of WC v HC [2022] EWFC 22 (Peel J)

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21.04.2022 - Will ADR Be the Only Way in the Future to Avoid Publication of Financial Remedy Cases?

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14.04.2022 - Webinar: Aspects of businesses: valuation, remuneration and tax

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07.04.2022 - Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

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31.03.2022 - Armed Forces Pension Scheme: Points to Consider…

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24.03.2022 - Webinar | Pensions Offsetting: a new chapter? An introduction to the Galbraith Tables

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17.03.2022 - The Financial Remedies Journal website is now live

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10.03.2022 - The Real Divorce Day

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03.03.2022 - A ‘battle royale’: MG v GM (MPS LSPO) [2022] EWFC 8

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24.02.2022 - Webinar: FRJ Private FDR directory – increasing choice, improving diversity

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17.02.2022 - Much anticipated Financial Remedies Journal coming soon

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10.02.2022 - The importance of being earnest: Bailey v Bailey (Committal) (Rev1) [2022] EWFC 5

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03.02.2022 - Pride and ‘Without Prejudice’: LS v PS [2021] EWFC 108

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27.01.2022 - “Honey, I’ve Endowed the Kids” (with a c.£50 million commercial property business): L v L [2021] EWFC B83

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20.01.2022 - Now Booking: The 7th annual At A Glance Conference

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13.01.2022 - PRE-ORDER TODAY: Dictionary of Financial Remedies & Dictionary of Private Children Law 2022

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06.01.2022 - The limits of ‘special circumstances’: UD v DN (Schedule 1, Children Act 1989; Capital Provision) [2021] EWCA Civ 1947

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2021


17.12.2021 - Webinar: Hasan v Ul-Hasan (deceased) & Anor. [2021] EWHC 1791 (Fam) - The Implications of Death on Divorce and Financial Remedies

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09.12.2021 - Read our Top 10 articles of 2021

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02.12.2021 - Arbitration, Mediation & Private FDRs, Sir Paul Coleridge

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25.11.2021 - Watch Baroness Hale's Keynote Speech at the At A Glance Conference

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18.11.2021 - Don’t tick the box: T v T (variation of a pension sharing order and underfunded schemes) [2021] EWFC B67

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12.11.2021 - Reporting Financial Remedies Cases: An Important Initiative

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04.11.2021 - The risks of ‘nihilistic litigation’: Crowther v Crowther and Ors (Financial Remedies) (Rev 1) [2021] EWFC 88

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14.10.2021 - Webinar | Jurisdiction in practice post-Brexit and post-Lugano

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07.10.2021 - Maintaining Appearances: TMB v PLB [2021] EWFC 66

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30.09.2021 - Last remaining places for the At A Glance Conference 2021

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23.09.2021 - A failure to engage meaningfully: J v J (MFPA 1984 - Interim Provision) [2021] EWFC 78

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15.09.2021 - Accidental Polyandry: Hussain v Parveen [2021] EWFC 73

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09.09.2021 - “certainly not … academic”: Re X (Children) (Article 61 BIIa) [2021] EWCA Civ 1305

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19.08.2021 - Vilifying and harassing professionals: X v Y (Restraining Abuse of Children’s Guardian) [2021] EWHC 2139 (Fam)

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12.08.2021 - New & updated children orders added to Standard Family Orders Handbooks

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05.08.2021 - “An Exercise in Self Destruction”: Azarmi-Movafagh v Bassiri-Dezfouli [2021] EWCA Civ 1184

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29.07.2021 - Grave Risk of Appeal: IG (Child Abduction Habitual Residence Article 13b) [2021] EWCA Civ 1123

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22.07.2021 - Heresy, Flames, and the Orwellian Oxymoron: E v L [2021] EWFC 60 (Fam)

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15.07.2021 - Arbitration after Haley: A v A (Arbitration: Guidance) [2021] EWHC 1889 (Fam)

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09.07.2021 - The top 20 must-read financial remedy cases, as decided by the AAG Cloud editorial board

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01.07.2021 - “Paranoia and delusional thinking”: Q v Q [2021] EWHC 1757 (Fam)

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24.06.2021 - Four publications to add to your Family Law library 📕

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17.06.2021 - Email: a Cautionary Tale: M (Children: Applications by Email) [2021] EWCA Civ 806

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10.06.2021 - Just published - the 30th edition of At A Glance

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03.06.2021 - Keeping it in the family: M v D (Family Law Act 1996 : Meaning of "Associated Person") [2021] EWHC 1351 (Fam)

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27.05.2021 - J v J (Non-Recognition of Overseas Divorce) [2021] EWFC 43

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20.05.2021 - Contempt of Court - All change? | Live webinar

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13.05.2021 - Putting “all his eggs” in one Barder: HW v WW [2021] EWFC B20

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06.05.2021 - Publish and be damned: Barclay v Barclay [2021] EWFC 40

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29.04.2021 - No Scope for Limbo: AC v NC [2021] EWHC 946 (Fam)

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22.04.2021 - The ‘folly’ of litigating ‘about where to litigate’: C (A Child) [2021] EWFC 32

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15.04.2021 - The Irrelevance of Wisdom: NB v MI [2021] EWHC 224 (Fam)

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08.04.2021 - Live Webinars | "Ask the Arbitrators"

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01.04.2021 - Known unknowns and cladding issues: S v T [2021] EWFC B11

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25.03.2021 - The trappings of glamour and wealth: CA v DR (Schedule 1 Children Act 1989: Pension Claim) [2021] EWFC 21

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18.03.2021 - ‘Six years of stressful, contentious, ruinously expensive and psychologically damaging litigation warfare’: Villiers v Villiers [2021] EWFC 23

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11.03.2021 - Exercising the Thwaite jurisdiction: Kicinski v Pardi [2021] EWHC 499 (Fam)

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04.03.2021 - Does fairness require a full equalisation of white goods and teaspoons? WX v HX (Treatment of Matrimonial and Non-Matrimonial Property) [2021] EWHC 241 (Fam)

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25.02.2021 - Millions in maintenance: FRB v DCA (No. 3) [2020] EWHC 3696 (Fam) and (No. 4) [2021] EWHC 116 (Fam)

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18.02.2021 - From Russia with litigation: AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9

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11.02.2021 - How to calculate interim maintenance during lockdown: R v R [2021] EWHC 195 (Fam)

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04.02.2021 - Interpreting consent orders: Derhalli v Derhalli [2021] EWCA Civ 112

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28.01.2021 - Can you capitalise child maintenance? AZ v FM [2021] EWFC 2

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21.01.2021 - LSPOs as investments: MT v VA (Second Application: Legal Services Provision order) [2020] EWHC 3087 (Fam)

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14.01.2021 - Calculating ‘reasonable’ and ‘immediate’ needs in MPS applications: Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ

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07.01.2021 - Costs and conspiracy claims: Crowther v Crowther [2020] EWHC 3555 (Fam)

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2020

17.12.2020 - Actively concealed electronic devices: Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Ors [2020] EWHC 3005 (Fam) and [2020] EWHC 3006 (Fam)

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10.12.2020 - How privileged is an FDR? V v W [2020] EWFC 84

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03.12.2020 - An ‘overvalued, and in some respects unrealistic’ claim: Z (Schedule 1: Legal Costs Funding Order; Interim Financial Provision) [2020] EWFC 80

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26.11.2020 - Grounds for setting aside an order: a break with tradition? CB v EB [2020] EWFC 72

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19.11.2020 - Slip ups and the slip rule: IC v RC [2020] EWHC 2997 (Fam)

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12.11.2020 - The enforceability of recitals: BSA v NVT [2020] EWHC 2906 (Fam)

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05.11.2020 - Forging a court order: P v Griffith [2020] EWCOP 46

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29.10.2020 - Free Webinar: Understanding and Protecting Pension Sharing Orders 💻

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22.10.2020 - An ‘extremely rare’ example of the court directing that counsel should not continue to act for a party: Ahmed v Iqbal [2020] EWHC 2666 (Fam)

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15.10.2020 - Exaggerated expenses: ZN v GN [2020] EWHC 1316 (Fam)

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08.10.2020 - Rothschild v De Souza [2020] EWCA Civ 1215

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25.09.2020 - Free webinar: Pensions on divorce: Ringfencing the non-matrimonial element?

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17.09.2020 - Webinar: Remote hearings & the paperless court with Mr Justice Mostyn & Lewis Marks QC

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10.09.2020 - Evading enforcement: Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Others [2020] EWHC 2235 (Fam)

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03.09.2020 - 'Varying Rose orders: G v C [2020] EWFC B35 (OJ)'

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27.08.2020 - ‘If you do not negotiate reasonably you will be penalised in costs’: OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52

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20.08.2020 - Pensions on Divorce | Extract from Dictionary of Financial Remedies 2020

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13.08.2020 - An extraordinary element of personal antagonism: S v C [2020] EWHC 2127 (Fam)

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06.08.2020 - Professional negligence in financial remedy proceedings: Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors (A Firm) [2020] EWCA Civ 851

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30.07.2020 - Contrived and disingenuous: Moutreuil v Andreewitch (Contempt: No. 2) [2020] EWHC 1301 (Fam)

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23.07.2020 - When has a cherry been relevantly placed before the court? AG v VD [2020] EWHC 1847 (Fam)

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16.07.2020 - An untrammelled licence to go forum-shopping? Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30

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09.07.2020 - Valuing businesses: just a “pile of cash”? G v T [2020] EWHC 1613 (Fam)

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02.07.2020 - S v H [2020]: Mind the Prenup Potholes

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25.06.2020 - Solicitor-client costs disputes in family cases

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18.06.2020 - Pensions in needs-based cases: KM v CV [2020] EWFC B22 and RH v SV [2020] EWFC B23 + AAG Conference postponed

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12.06.2020 - Spending 94% of your liquid assets on lawyers: the worst example of disproportionate and ill-judged lit...

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04.06.2020 - How to lose £86 million in 13 years: AW v AH & Ors [2020] EWFC 22

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28.05.2020 - Easy as CEV? How to treat pensions upon divorce: W v H (divorce: financial remedies) [2020] EWFC B10

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21.05.2020 - Just how binding is an arbitration award? R v K [2020] EWHC 841 (Fam)

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14.05.2020 - Webinar: What is the impact of Covid-19 on various asset classes & how will this affect family lawyers and their clients?

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07.05.2020 - Watch a recording of Tuesday's webinar: How has Covid-19 affected pensions on divorce?

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30.04.2020 - Domestic abuse and COVID-19: how the pandemic has put a spotlight on an existing epidemic

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23.04.2020 - Free webinar: How has the Covid crisis affected pensions on divorce?

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16.04.2020 - Socialist, Chinese, or Liberal? An Introduction to Chinese family law & updating your FR Library.

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09.04.2020 - Sinking to the depths of malignity: Haskell v Haskell [2020] EWFC 9

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02.04.2020 - Summarised Guidance (& printable document): Covid-19 & the Family Court & Guidance for Local Authorities...

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26.03.2020 - Join us for a free, 2-part live webinar series next week discussing the effect coronavirus is having on Family Law

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19.03.2020 - Live webinar, open to everyone - The Secret family Court: Fact or Fiction?

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12.03.2020 - “Marital misconduct” Case summary: T v T [2020] EWHC 555 (Fam)

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05.03.2020 - Celebrating World Book Day with 10% off our books until tomorrow afternoon!

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27.02.2020 - Free Webinar: Everything you need to know about cryptoassets (but were too afraid to ask)

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20.2.2020 - Financial Remedies Practice Pre-Order, Limiting the 'license to litigate'? MB v EB (No.2)[2019] EWHC 3676 (Fam).

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13.2.2020 - Publication of Dictionary of Financial Remedies, Landmark judgement overturns court ruling that stopped wife getting more than 29% of divorce settlement & was that us on The Split?
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07.2.2020 - The At A Glance Conference 2020 with a keynote address from Lady Hale
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30.1.2020 - Case Summary: XW v XH [2019] EWCA Civ 2262 & last chance to pre-order the Dictionary of Financial Remedies
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23.1.2020 - Case summary: JK v MK [2020] EWFC 2 & the PAG Report in print
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16.1.2020 - Covering 'CB v KB [2019] EWFC 78', the new foreword to the Dictionary of Financial Remedies & the latest news and cases.
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09.1.2020 - A note on what is coming up in 2020, the Pensions Advisory Group report in print and a brand new webinar.
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