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  • Day in the life of a family trainee

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    Date: 23 May 2018

    Our family trainees provide an insight into the typical day of a trainee solicitor in our family team.
  • Are quickie divorces the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous?

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    Date: 18 January 2018

    Media coverage continues to promote so-called “quickie divorces” amongst celebrities, but is there such a thing?
  • The myth of common law marriage

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    Date: 05 January 2018

    Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type with more than 3.3 million unmarried couples living together in the UK. Kate Lewis, a solicitor in our family team, explains the dangers of the misconception of the common law spouse.
  • Pensions on divorce

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    Date: 20 December 2017

    Pensions often become a very important factor in divorce proceedings. This guide summarises the issues involved and the approach taken by the courts in striving to achieve fairness between the divorcing couple.
  • Divorce or family dispute? 10 reasons to use FSP

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    Date: 05 December 2017

    Michelle sets out ten good reasons to instruct Field Seymour Parkes to handle your divorce or other family dispute.
  • Does a short marriage get short shrift in the divorce courts?

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    Date: 16 August 2017

    Kate Lewis, a solicitor in the Family Team, considers a recent Court of Appeal decision which addresses whether a short childless marriage evades the equal sharing principle on divorce.
  • Declarations of Trust and Cohabitation Agreements

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    Date: 15 September 2016

    What are they and why might I need one? Lindsay Allen from our Family Team provides the answers.
  • Is handing over 50% of your wealth an inevitable outcome on divorce?

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    Date: 21 July 2016

    Many couples believe that on the breakdown of a marriage their assets will be divided equally between them. Kate Lewis, a trainee in our family team, considers some of the circumstances when this approach is not appropriate.
  • Liability of directors or shareholders - Can you pierce the veil?

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    Date: 06 July 2016

    Tom Maple, head of our Dispute Resolution team, considers the circumstances in which directors and/ or shareholders might be held personally liable to third parties.
  • Decree absolute is not enough

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    Date: 16 June 2016

    The case of Wyatt v Vince is a salutary reminder that finalising a divorce by obtaining decree absolute is not sufficient to avoid a subsequent financial claim against you by your former spouse.
  • Financial settlement on divorce – the consequences of non-disclosure

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    Date: 06 November 2015

    Kate Lewis, a trainee solicitor in our family team, considers the implications of the recent decisions of the Supreme Court in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil.
  • Child Maintenance - a guide for separated parents

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    Date: 16 July 2015

    Lindsay Allen from our Family team sets out the current child maintenance regime in plain English as a helpful guide for parents who have separated or are in the process of separating.