Julian Hawkhead

Julian Hawkhead is Stowe Family Law’s Senior Partner and is based in our Leeds office.

The digital age dawns: online divorce

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June 23, 2017 2 comments

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I had the pleasure of attending the At A Glance legal conference in London on Wednesday. One of the speakers was Adam Lennon, the Head of Family Modernisation & Improvement at HM Courts and Tribunals Service. He talked about the Court’s plans to roll out an online divorce system. Part of the talk involved a…

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Housing and the bank of Mum and Dad

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May 4, 2017 4 comments

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Housing is notoriously expensive in the UK and for one very simple reason: there just isn’t enough to go round. Efforts to build new homes have been sluggish and patchy for decades and the inevitable result has been a relentless climb in prices, thanks to the iron law of supply and demand: great for those…

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The Brexit bomb: Article 50 and family law

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March 14, 2017 9 comments

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Tick, tick, tick – boom! It looks like any day now the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 and our divorce from Europe will begin. The similarities between Brexit and divorce have already been discussed on this blog and in the media. There is much to untangle both financially, legally and perhaps even culturally. There is also much to ponder regarding our relationship with Europe in the future as we continue to share common interests and values.