Marilyn Stowe talks: EU law and the race for jurisdiction

June 20, 2016 1 comment

family law

So finally the big week is here. On Thursday we will all have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to vote on a topic that has been a source of lingering tension and rumbling rows in British politics for decades: our membership of the European Union. It is an odd, uncertain time, with campaigners handing out leaflets on…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: barristers vs solicitors?

June 17, 2016 0 comments

family law

The legal profession in England and Wales has a long history and a number of traditions that set it apart from that in other countries. Perhaps the most central is the distinction between solicitors and barristers. What is the difference between a solicitor and barrister? Both barristers and solicitors are lawyers of course, but they…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: women in the workplace

June 14, 2016 18 comments

Marilyn Stowe, family law

This morning, an article in ‘The Brief’ newsletter from The Times caught my attention. Apparently, as many as 60 per cent of female lawyers believe their career has been hindered by a gender bias. While some male lawyers have expressed support for the idea of gender quotas at law firms and the judiciary, women in…

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Let’s talk family law!

June 13, 2016 4 comments

In the first instalment of a brand new series, Marilyn Stowe tackles the biggest news in UK family law this week. Topics include adultery in same-sex marriages, the grand finale of the epic Vince v Wyatt divorce, and Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption, unafraid to give an opinion. We hope you enjoy the video. We welcome feedback, and if you…

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