Why landmark ruling will spark an increase in claims from disinherited offspring

By Martin Holdsworth, partner, Jones Myers The decision by the Court of Appeal to increase an award from £50,000 £163,000 in the case of Ilott v Mitson, will undoubtedly have far reaching consequences – and could lead to an increase … Continue reading

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Why the hike in divorce fees is unjustifiable, uncalled for – and decidedly unwelcome

By Peter Jones, founder Middle England is taking yet another blow on the chin following the announcement that the cost of getting divorced is undergoing an astronomical 34% hike, from £410 to £550k, in a drive to boost the economy.

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The do’s and don’ts of managing summer holidays post-divorce

Family holidays are challenging to arrange at the best of times – and post-divorce or separation they become even more complex. In the countdown to schools breaking up for the summer, below are a series of frequently asked questions and … Continue reading

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Why the Court of Appeal was right to award Enas Aly the family’s entire £550k estate

By Peter Jones, founder and partner  The Court of Appeal’s decision to order 46 year old anaesthetist, Dr Essam Aly, to pay his ex-wife Enas every penny of the family’s entire £550k estate has been described as an extraordinary departure … Continue reading

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Eight steps for dealing with international child custody issues

By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of the Children’s Department The rise in parental child abductions – where a mum or dad snatches their own child – continues unabated. Last year the Foreign Office dealt with nearly 500 cases – … Continue reading

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Major milestone: Norman Taylor marks 40th anniversary as a lawyer

Celebrating four decades since qualifying as a lawyer on July 1st 1975, Norman Taylor has witnessed seismic changes to the profession. At the forefront of developing collaborative law in Yorkshire – and amassing a wealth of experience involving financial issues arising … Continue reading

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