Nick White

Nick White heads Stowe Family Law’s in-house forensic accountancy department. He is a chartered accountant of 24 years’ standing.

The ONS shines a light on marriage

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July 16, 2016 2 comments

family life

The latest statistics on marriage have just been published by the Office for National Statistics. Population estimates by marital status and living arrangements offers a breakdown of British adults over 16 last year. The figures are in line with previous trends but eye-catching nonetheless. There was a reduction in the percentage of those who are…

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Stamp duty and divorce

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July 12, 2016 5 comments

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On 30 June the Telegraph announced that “Thousands of Divorce Settlements could be left open to appeal” because of the new Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge.  This was a somewhat exaggerated claim, given that the rate of the SDLT surcharge is three per cent of the purchase price of a property, but I take the…

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(In)equality of arms in divorce

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June 7, 2015 4 comments

finances and divorce

Nick White, Head of Forensic Accountancy at Stowe Family Law, discusses the distribution of assets during a divorce. As far as the law is concerned, the starting point for distribution of assets in divorce is 50/50.  It is also the case that each party in divorce proceedings pays their legal own costs, unless what is…

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An introduction to divorce costs

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August 22, 2014 1 comment

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One of the first questions we are usually asked by a new client is, “What is my divorce going to cost me?” But when it comes to divorce costs, there is no hard and fast rule. Whilst the divorce itself only costs a matter of a few hundred pounds, settlement of the financial issues surrounding…

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What does a family law forensic accountant do?

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August 11, 2014 2 comments

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Stowe Family Law is one of the only firms in the country with an in-house forensic accountancy team. In this special feature, Nick White explains the nature of his role. Divorce proceedings can be an emotional experience for even the most well-adjusted of couples. In this day and age though, the settlement of those proceedings…

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The importance of timing: Hohn v Hohn

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July 18, 2014 0 comments

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In a recent Court of Appeal case, Lord Justice Ryder rejected a wife’s appeal to include expert valuation evidence in her forthcoming divorce proceedings. The eventual settlement may be one of the largest ever in the UK, such is the wealth of the couple involved. Mr Hohn is a highly successful hedge fund manager, and…

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How to fund your divorce. By Nick White.

May 31, 2012 5 comments

Marilyn writes: This blog receives many visits from people who have questions about how to fund a divorce, or who seek information about potential sources of funding. Concerns about how to fund a divorce are the main reasons some people (mainly wives) choose to go it alone without a solicitor, thinking they are being cost-effective….

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