Information campaign vital as millions in public funding for mediation lies unspent

The announcement that mediation centres aimed at helping couples to separate without the trauma of going to court are under threat – while the best part of £25 million in public funding to help such couples lies untouched – requires … Continue reading

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Calling Time on Dinosaur Divorce Laws: Why Coleridge is right

Current divorce laws are “dinosaurs” and dead as Monty Python’s mythical parrot, according to Sir Paul Coleridge, who has stepped down as a full-time family law judge. As he announced his departure to spend more time on his charity The … Continue reading

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Civil partnerships “divorce” increase prompts call for pre-cips

As figures show a 20% increase in dissolutions of civil partnerships, Fiona Kendall, partner at Jones Myers, is urging couples to consider taking up pre-civil partnership agreements (pre-cips). Fiona, who was asked to comment by The Times on the surge … Continue reading

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Cross cultural divorce takes centre stage at high-profile international legal conference

Critical and common global issues including the relocation of children, the definition of domestic abuse – and the cultural complexities in drafting pre-nups were high on the agenda of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). Jones Myers partner Fiona … Continue reading

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