You may have noticed the following headlines in recent months: “Oasis singer Liam Gallagher arrives with celebrity divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton for court battle over money with ex-wife Nicole Appleton.” or “Millionaire lawyer wins custody of Steinway grand piano in £6m High Court fight with fifth wife after losing his last one in divorce number […]
Families are complicated at the best of times and can fall out over the smallest of things. It is not surprising therefore that when family members run businesses things can get even more complicated.
When a married couple find out that they are expecting their first child an inevitable question arises as to the division of labour within the marriage particularly when both parties are working professionals.
The last two years has witnessed major changes to the civil litigation regime known collectively as the ‘Jackson Reforms’. These reforms, sculpted by Lord Justice Jackson, have had a major impact on the litigation landscape, especially regarding costs and funding. Most of the reforms came into effect in April 2013. However, insolvency litigation has been […]
UK law saw some interesting changes last year following the Intellectual Property Act 2014. While the Act officially came into force in October 2014, a large number of the new provisions will not be fully implemented until sometime in 2015 as they require further statutory instruments, over which there can still be much deliberation.
Under the EU Working Time Directive (WTD), workers are entitled to four weeks’ (20 days) paid holiday per year. Under the England and Wales legislation (The Working Time Regulations 1998), workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday per.
Whilst the focus of this article is from a family law perspective, the various methods of resolving disputes or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) are now the norm in all areas of law. The processes have moved from family to civil litigation and back again, with each discipline developing its own processes, and now there is […]
With more and more people moving to England, usually for work, (certainly not the weather) or moving abroad, for work or retirement, (or better weather) or where there are international marriages, there are a number of matters to consider, whether living together, as a married couple or as civil partners.