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Shana Tova: a happy and healthy New Year

September 8, 2010 0 comments

In the brief lull between two complicated legal posts (which have been seriously taxing my brain for the last two days!) and as the Jewish New Year begins tonight, I can’t let the opportunity pass without wishing all my Jewish readers everywhere Shana Tova – Have a very happy and healthy New Year. This is…

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The Blawggies 2010

September 1, 2010 0 comments

blawggies 2010

When I arrived back in the UK yesterday, I was surprised and delighted to discover that the Marilyn Stowe Family Law & Divorce Blog has been shortlisted for a Blawggie. Organised by Michael at Law Actually, the Blawggies 2010 are the UK’s first publicly nominated awards for legal blogs (“blawgs”). The shortlist includes categories for…

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Cuts to family law legal aid: an update

August 23, 2010 2 comments

legal aid cuts

Further to my recent posts about savage cuts to family law legal aid in England and Wales, I would like to thank those who have contacted me or left comments, on this blog and on Solicitors Journal, with their thoughts. I am pleased to learn that the Law Society, which represents the solicitors’ profession in…

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"Law will tear us apart"

August 16, 2010 1 comment

Cuts to family law legal aid, prenuptial agreements, Tchenguiz v Imerman… Regular readers will have noted that I hold some strong views about the latest family law developments and their implications for divorcing couples up and down the country. So when Solicitors Journal invited me to contribute an editorial about the “key issues facing family…

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"We must help the grandparents hit by divorce"

August 13, 2010 0 comments

From the Opinion pages of the Yorkshire Post, 10/08/2010. We must help the grandparents hit by divorce By Marilyn Stowe AFTER more than 25 years in family law, I am not easily shocked. However the plight of many grandparents, within a legal system that downgrades their contribution to family life and denies them automatic rights…

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