January 3, 2018
It’s the first week back in the new year and we always notice an increase in new enquiries, could it be the focus on togetherness at Christmas that creates this new year demand? In the weeks and months leading up to Christmas retailers work hard to persuade us to spend money with an ever sparklier collage of advertising aimed our way. There has been a common theme to much of the Christmas adv...
December 20, 2017
Managing Partner Claire McParland appeared on Radio Verulam this morning to answer listeners’ legal questions. Host Phil Richards asked this morning’s questions. Q. One listener told us that she is divorcing her husband and is now looking at the financial spilt between the two of them. The husband owns a 50 per cent share in a rental property with his previous wife, including the rental in...
December 4, 2017
Stowe Family Law is delighted that our brand new office in Central Manchester opens its doors for the first time today. The Manchester branch is the firm’s third in the Cheshire region and our thirteenth nationwide. While that may seem unlucky to the more superstitiously minded, we are confident that we will turn this one into yet another success story. The new city centre office, at 26 Cross ...
December 1, 2017
  Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead was asked to provide some comments for the celebrity and entertainment magazine US Weekly yesterday around the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement. Julian was asked whether he foresaw the couple signing a prenuptial agreement and what that would mean in English law if they were to split up. Julian responded that as Prince Charles and Pr...
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October 19, 2017
The Family Law & Divorce Blog run by Stowe Family Law celebrates its tenth birthday today. Started by firm founder Marilyn Stowe, the Blog has since become a must-read site for an international audience interested in all aspects of family law. It offers insight into the myriad of family law-related issues that affect our daily lives, opinion and reflection on developments in the legal world, ...
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October 18, 2017
Women are still more likely to seek a divorce regardless of their sexual orientation, new data from the Office for National Statistics reveal. Among heterosexual couples, wives were responsible for 65,290 divorce applications in 2016. This accounts for 61 per cent of the 106,959 total for the year. Women also dominated the number of same sex couples bringing their marriage to an end in 2016, with...
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Stowe Family Law Managing Partner Claire McParland returned to St Albans-based Radio Verulam this morning. Once again she fielded questions from listeners on a range of family law issues. She was asked if divorce was possible on mutual agreement. Claire explained that an agreement could be made on the finances but the only way to go through a divorce is to do so through the Courts. She also recom...
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October 5, 2017
The University of Law has launched a postgraduate prospectus campaign called ‘Set for Success’, which focusses on their top alumni. A selection of Stowe Family Law’s Yorkshire based alumni were invited to attend a photo and video shoot at the University of Leeds campus. Each participant answered a series of questions about their careers, their time at ULaw and what it takes to be successful...
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September 6, 2017
Partner Paul Read appeared on BBC Tees this morning. He was invited on to the Mike Parr programme discuss the effect of infidelity on a relationship and children. Paul told guest presenter Scott Makin that infidelity was pretty common, with roughly a third of marriages coming to an end for this reason. However not all cases of infidelity lead to a breakup. He explained that while the numbers have...
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Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead was once again featured in Solicitors Journal this week. In his latest article for the publication, he discussed Lady Hale’s appointment as president of the Supreme Court, which is scheduled to begin on 2 October. On that day, the UK’s highest judicial authority will be “under new management”, he wrote. This is significant for one major reason: “Lady Hale ...
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