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Marilyn Stowe: ‘Family courts more pragmatic’ (from the Financial Times)

January 21, 2013 0 comments

Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe is quoted in today’s edition of the Financial Times. In an article entitled ‘Wealthy divorcees watch Prest test case’  Law Courts Correspondent Jane Croft discusses the long-running divorce dispute between oil executive Michael Prest and his former wife Yasmin. She notes that family courts have typically taken a more practical view of the ownership…

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Aristocrat reaches divorce settlement on the eve of court battle

January 21, 2013 0 comments

One of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats has reached a divorce settlement with his fifth wife shortly before a court hearing was due to begin. Spencer ‘Spenny’ Compton, the 7th Marquess of Northampton, and Pamela Haworth married in 1990 but the marriage ended two decades later when the aristocrat reportedly discovered  that his wife  had become involved…

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Japan to sign Hague child abduction treaty

January 21, 2013 1 comment

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has announced plans to sign the Hague Convention on Child Abduction. More formally known as the ‘Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’, this international treaty provides a legal mechanism for the return of children abducted by a parent from one participating country into another. To date,…

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Indian actress divorces just a year after marriage

January 19, 2013 0 comments

Popular Indian actress Mamta Mohandas has filed for divorce from her husband after only a year of marriage. The actress, who is best known for roles in Malayalam films from southern India, married businessman and childhood friend Prajith Padmanabhan in December 2011, but the couple have now applied for divorce by mutual consent in the…

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Rotherham sham marriage mastermind jailed

January 18, 2013 0 comments

A Rotherham man who masterminded a multinational sham marriage scheme has been jailed for six years. Pakistani national Talib Hussain ran a the complex scheme from his home in Rotherham, flying Eastern European women to Islamabad for staged weddings with Pakistani men. The men could then apply for UK visas under EU open border regulations….

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French edition of Elle magazine promotes gay marriage

January 18, 2013 0 comments

The French edition of fashion magazine Elle has waded into the country’s current debates over gay marriage legislation with a special issue devoted to ‘marriage for all’. Publication of the issue followed protests in Paris over the weekend, when several hundred people marched to protest against plans to legalise gay marriage and allow adoption by…

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