“Prenuptial agreements: a rethink required”

August 14, 2008 0 comments

I was interested to read an excellent article called Pre-nuptial agreements – a rethink required in this month’s Family Law journal. By Christopher Sharp QC of St John’s Chambers in Bristol, it contains an interesting review of the law in that area. He begins with the famous case of Hyman v Hyman in 1929, where…

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Prenuptial Agreements: A Family Affair?

August 12, 2008 1 comment

Parents of prospective brides and grooms are coming to see me in increasing numbers, to ask about prenups. My opinions on prenuptial agreements are well known. I don’t like them, do not believe that they are “socially necessary” and do not believe that they should be automatically legally binding. I would not have signed one myself…

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Pre-nups and politics: Dear Prime Minister…

June 12, 2008 0 comments

An open letter to Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister. Dear Prime Minister, Joshua Rozenberg interviews the Chairman of the Law Commission in today’s Daily Telegraph. Three family law matters are touched upon: reform of ancillary relief law, pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation law reform. I note that there will be no reform of the…

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