Should all judges compile a ‘Dear Sam’ letter when putting children’s interests first?

A senior judge’s highly unusual move in explaining to a 14-year-old boy in a letter his decision why the child could not live with his father will have touched the hearts and minds of all parents. Typically, judges produce a … Continue reading

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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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Jumping into a new relationship? Beware it may affect your divorce settlement

High court judge Mr Justice Mostyn has warned divorcing wives to keep away from new romances or risk jeopardizing their financial settlement. In a written ruling, he said the start of a new relationship could be a “significant fly in … Continue reading

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