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March 10, 2010
London's reputation as the divorce payout capital of the world after a Nigerian woman managed to increase her divorce payout to £275,000, almost 10 times her original settlement, after bringing her case to the Supreme Court. Five Justices who sit at the highest court in the land ruled that a settlement reached in a Nigerian court would have caused "real hardship" to the wife and ordered that she...
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London's reputation as the divorce payout capital of the world was reinforced by the Supreme Court today. Five Justices who sit at the highest court in the land ruled that a settlement reached in a Nigerian court would have caused "real hardship" to a wife and ordered that she should have a much greater lump sum awarded by a UK judge. Olusola and Sikirat Agbaje met in England in the 1960s and ha...
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February 15, 2010
Co-habiting, married or in a civil partnership, it's vital to know your rights, as Hilary Osborne reports ... on Valentine's Day It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Some see it as the perfect time to propose, or to suggest moving in together. It seems likely that anyone deciding today's the day will be motivated by love rather than money. But it's worth knowing what getting married - o...
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February 5, 2010
It is not just the grasping ex that Germans must contend with during a divorce. Now it is the in-laws as well. Judges in Berlin yesterday ordered a man who kept the family home to pay back a gift of €29,000 (£25,000) from his in-laws that had helped the couple buy the house. The ruling by the Federal Court of Justice has been interpreted as a landmark judgment which could allow in-laws to rec...
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January 12, 2010
Take one celebrity chef, separate him from his wife, sprinkle with allegations of intercepted letters, simmer and serve with a landmark ruling. Marco Pierre White, the former Michelin-starred chef and television presenter, is pursuing his estranged wife's lawyers in a test case that could change for ever the way that divorce battles are fought. Family lawyers warn that the chef's lawsuit could en...
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January 4, 2010
Considering divorce? Has the festive season pushed you and your partner further apart? If you're ending your marriage, get advice here The stresses of the festive season can push strained couples further apart, with many marriages sadly coming to an end at this time of year. If you're about to end your marriage, try to make the divorce process as smooth as possible with advice from the experts....
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January 3, 2010
Seasonal expenses are often the final straw for couples depressed by their loss of wealth Upmarket law firms are bracing themselves for a surge in divorce applications after Christmas as the pressures of the credit crunch make January an even busier time than usual. Mishcon de Reya, which represented Diana, Princess of Wales, among other high-flying divorcees, is preparing "welcome packs" for hus...
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November 30, 2009
We have an increasing number of Southern based clients and we decided further expansion was required in Central London. It has taken time to acquire the right property in the right location but we believe we have now found it. Last week we exchanged contracts to acquire a building in Grays Inn, High Holborn London. We expect extensive refurbishments will be complete by mid 2010. We will be delig...
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November 22, 2009
These days the toughest critics of extending women's rights are not men - but women John-Paul Flintoff Maternity leave is too generous. Mothers do not want full-time work. Maintenance payouts encourage gold-diggers. Positive discrimination has gone too far. And girls can't have it all. Only a brave man would dare to utter any of these ideas but in the past few weeks they have all poured forth - f...
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November 20, 2009
Marilyn Stowe appeared on Women's Hour on Friday 20 November 2009 to debate the proposed changes to legislation for cohabiting couples.  She struck back against Baroness Deech's condemnation of the proposals and her criticism of women on the breakdown of relationships as undermining female emancipation. Marilyn objected to the comments saying, "   I believe that Baroness Deech causes grat...
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