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Senior Judge highlights the savagery of cuts to legal aid

Published: 7th July 2015

Senior Judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn has strongly criticised the government cuts to legal aid in a speech in Australia about access to justice in family proceedings.

Violence against women and girls reaches a record number of prosecutions, new figures reveal

Published: 1st July 2015

A new report from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed a record number of prosecutions for offences involving violence against women and girls in England and Wales over the last 12 months.

Leading domestic violence charity say children are the "forgotten victims of domestic violence"

Published: 23rd June 2015

Leading domestic violence charity Refuge say that children are the "forgotten victims of domestic violence" and that many of them witness violence in the home, with as many as 1 in 3 women being injured at the hands of their partners by the time they seek professional help.

New research suggests dads spend more times with sons than daughters following separation

Published: 16th June 2015

New research, conducted by the Nuffield Foundation, has highlighted that dads are more likely to have regular contact with a son than a daughter following a split from their partners.

The Supreme Court see rise in divorcees challenging court orders due to false information

Published: 9th June 2015

The number of divorcees appealing to the Supreme Court and seeking new financial settlements due to their ex-partners providing misleading information is on the rise.

Government plan pension amendments to stop divorcees exploiting loopholes

Published: 2nd June 2015

The Government are proposing plans to amend pension regulations that came into effect earlier in the year, as they fear that divorcees are exploiting loopholes in the new system which could leave their ex-partners with nothing.

New study finds link between mental health problems in men and domestic violence

Published: 28th May 2015

The University of Bristol has carried out a study into the link between men being victims of or committing domestic abuse with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Judge urges divorcing couple to end 'awful' legal battle and reach a settlement

Published: 22nd May 2015

A former beauty queen has been urged to reach an agreement in a recent divorce settlement after running up legal bills of more than £1,000,000. Mrs Fields – formerly known as Ekaterina Parfenova, has reportedly asked for a lump sum of £2.6 million and £500,000 per year after that.

Divorcees urged to protect pension benefits following pension reform

Published: 11th May 2015

Divorcees who have previously set up pension earmarking orders have been urged to protect their pension benefits, due to unintended consequences that have been brought about by pension reforms.

Varying a Foreign Maintenance Order Post the Maintenance Regulation

Published: 8th May 2015

James Roberts, barrister of 1 King’s Bench Walk, and Catherine Silwal , Senior Solicitor with KJ Smith Solicitors, analyse the law relating to variation of foreign maintenance orders and the effect of the EU Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009).

New research reveals the strain social media is putting on relationships

Published: 6th May 2015

The majority of us will have used at least one of these different platforms in recent years as a way of interacting with friends and family, but a new survey has revealed the true impact social media can have on relationships and divorce.

Ex-Banker turned Bishop found guilty of hiding funds overseas

Published: 29th April 2015

An ex-banker turned bishop has been the subject of criticism recently, as he was found to have been hiding a large wealth of money in offshore accounts. The bishop failed to disclose the resources, which have now been discovered by a judge who had been analysing his divorce settlements in the family court.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service Reveal Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Process

Published: 22nd April 2015

The HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have revealed their plans to change the way divorce is handled in the family courts in England and Wales.

Divorce laws should remove the need for blame, says top female judge

Published: 15th April 2015

Senior Judge Baroness Hale of Richmond has spoken out against current divorce law and has called for 'no fault' divorces to remove the need for one party to take the blame in order for a divorce to be granted.

Don't sign post-nuptial agreements, warns millionaires former wife

Published: 8th April 2015

In a follow up to last week's blog about Caroline Hopkins - the wife of a property tycoon who lost a £2 million court battle due to signing a post-nuptial agreement - Mrs Hopkins has hit back and has warned wives in a similar position not to sign a post-nuptial agreement.

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