Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

Designer Disaster!

The famous fashion brand Louis Vuitton (“LV”) has suffered defeat in the European Court. Continue reading

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Children of divorce should live with both parents

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

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Family justice reforms are helping but need to go even further to make a real difference

April marks the first anniversary of the family justice reforms, heralded by the president of the Family Division Sir James Munby as the start of a ‘cultural revolution’. Continue reading

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Landlords face unlimited fine if they fail to register tenant deposits

By 23rd June 2015, any landlords wishing to avoid paying a significant penalty must have registered their tenants’ deposits to an official deposit scheme. Continue reading

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Bishop “hid funds” in divorce battle

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

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Changes to the divorce process: Q & A

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

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

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. Continue reading

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Landlords warned not to cut corners in eviction proceedings

It is feared that controversial increases in court fees could tempt normally law-abiding landlords to cut corners when evicting tenants. Continue reading

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Government presses ahead with court fee increases

Controversial changes have been introduced which will see the civil court fees rise by up to 600 per cent.

The increase will affect both specified and unspecified claims, although they will be capped at £10,000 for claims that exceed £200,000. Continue reading

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Initiative charts the growth of the UK’s tech firms

The Prime Minister and Chancellor recently welcomed the launch of Tech Nation, the first comprehensive analysis of the UK’s digital technology ‘clusters’.

The interactive data project shows the growth of digital businesses within specific areas/regions – ‘clusters’ – across the UK. Continue reading

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