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Moving on after divorce – in 100 different ways!

July 6, 2010 1 comment

100 divorce perks

Moving on after divorce is more easily said than done, and as a family lawyer I see many clients at different stages of this process. Getting divorced is a traumatic and stressful period for both parties, no matter who is at fault or why the marriage broke down. However, there is nothing more satisfying (other…

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The Law Student Who Did

June 24, 2010 2 comments

Ben Stowe

On 15 October 2009 The Times published an article with the headline, Why is it so difficult for law students to get a first? The feature, by Rebecca Attwood, suggested that students reading other subjects are more likely to achieve the highest degree. That piece was quietly read, noted and bookmarked by one Ben Stowe,…

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Litigation funding: are brokers really “rescuers”?

June 14, 2010 5 comments

I was interested to read in The Times that a barristers’ chambers in London has set up a company that will arrange funding in divorce cases: “Steve Jones, its business development manager, says: “It’s a way of reducing the balance between unequal parties where one has resources and one hasn’t — giving access to justice.”…

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A summer party at St Paul's

June 12, 2010 0 comments

1 Kings Bench Walk

Earlier this week I had a slightly surreal experience. I found myself in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral, standing between the magnificent marble tombs of the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson. I also spotted the tomb of Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of the “new” St Paul’s after the “old” St Paul’s was…

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