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Spouses who go forum shopping for divorce

May 28, 2010 3 comments

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Frank Arndt, the Head of our International Family Law Unit at Stowe Family Law, recently attended an international family law conference in Malaga, Spain. While he was there, Frank was interviewed by the editor of Sur in English – one of that region’s most popular English language publications – about expat divorce and “forum shopping”….

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Stowe Family Law at York Races

May 25, 2010 0 comments

stowe family law grand cup york races

Stowe Family Law held its fifth annual outing at York Racecourse this weekend. We sponsored the main race of the meeting: the Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup. On the hottest day of the year (and according to BBC News, the hottest spot in the entire country), York was definitely the place to be! The racing was terrific…

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Foretelling the future of family law

May 21, 2010 1 comment

It was quite a gamble to write about the Wedding Entrance Dance between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats before it had happened! At the time, nobody knew whether or not the parties’ negotiations would come off. Last month I also wrote about one reason why I think divorce rates are falling: because a marriage…

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“A model for breaking up”

May 19, 2010 0 comments

forensic accountant divorce

We have in-house forensic accountants here at Stowe Family Law. Their valuable work means that when clients come to see us for the first time, we can provide immediate advice about the likely scale and nature of a case. Our forensic accountants can also provide advice about the likely value of a client’s business for…

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Life after divorce: turning lemons into lemonade

May 14, 2010 0 comments

Law School at Staffordshire University

Sue Jenkinson (pictured left, at her graduation) is the Head of Law at Staffordshire University. She is also a divorcee, a successful businesswoman and a mother of three. After meeting Dr Jenkinson at Staffordshire University’s Annual Family Law Seminar and hearing her inspiring story, I asked if she would contribute a post to this blog’s…

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The Politicians’ Wedding Entrance Dance

May 9, 2010 0 comments

Have you ever been to a wedding and on the surface, everything has been perfect? The venue, the dress, the food, the guests all look gorgeous; the bride and groom are blissfully happy, and their bridesmaids and flower girls with baskets of posies are enchanting? Could you, for example, imagine a better start to any…

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Stepping off the treadmill: a birthday on Capri

May 4, 2010 1 comment

marilyn stowe capri

This weekend I celebrated my 48th birthday. And before some of my readers start to splutter  (especially LocalBarrister, who was a mere stripling at school when I was in the Upper Sixth), may I quickly add: again! I have reached the age where 48 is the maximum age I will ever admit to. In every…

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