The Nanny, The Doctor, His Wife – And Her Lover

November 21, 2007 0 comments

   “Will my client ever forgive her? It is unlikely.” Some years ago, a client came to see me about his wife. He was a consultant at a hospital. She was a medical researcher at a university. According to him, their sex life was good and there had been no signs of any problems. Then…

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Hell hath no fury…

November 14, 2007 0 comments

When Heather Mills made a spectacle out of herself on worldwide television recently, I found it difficult to sympathise with her. Quite simply, she was out of control: “on a frolic of her own”, as lawyers are wont to say. She has become mired in a mixture of self-pity, anger, self-righteousness and the injustice of…

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Stowe Family Law in the Chambers Guide

November 12, 2007 0 comments

The Chambers Guide 2008, which lists the top lawyers and legal firms in the UK, has been published. I am delighted to discover that Stowe Family Law LLP has been included again (under our former name, Grahame Stowe Bateson (Private Client) Family Law Unit).Our specialist teams here are handpicked with great care, so I am…

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Pandora's Box

November 6, 2007 1 comment

“If you had the opportunity, would you?” A smart, attractive lady in her mid 40s came to see me recently. She is a lawyer by profession. Our meeting began very calmly and her problem soon became clear. She is married to a chartered accountant. He is a partner in a multinational firm. They have three…

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From the other side…

November 2, 2007 0 comments

  Are clients really prepared to tolerate service like this? Recently I have had to instruct solicitors to act for me – not in a divorce but on a matter that has been deeply upsetting and has caused me real concern. For the first time in nearly 30 years I have found out what it’s…

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Determined women close the gender gap

October 19, 2007 0 comments

Yorkshire Post, 17 October 2007 By Marilyn Stowe WHEN I started out in business in 1982, female company directors were a novelty in Yorkshire. Launching my practice meant taking out a bank loan – which resulted in “pre-emptive” action from a cynical and incredulous bank manager. He made weekly inspection visits to my East Leeds…

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'Birthday' at the races for top Yorks solicitor

October 19, 2007 0 comments

Yorkshire Evening Post, 16 October 2007. LEADING Yorkshire solicitor Marilyn Stowe celebrated her firm’s silver jubilee at York Racecourse. Top UK divorce lawyer Mrs Stowe’s Harrogate firm, Stowe Family Law LLP, sponsored Rockingham Stakes race won by Max One Two Three. Mrs Stowe presented the trophy to triumphant jockey Richard Kingscote in a ceremony filmed…

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