Could robot lawyers help you divorce?

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November 2, 2017 2 comments

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As artificial intelligence (AI) improves by leaps and bounds, more and more jobs traditionally done by humans appear to be at risk. The number of self-service checkouts in supermarkets and fast food restaurants is on the rise, deliveries are being done by drone and manufacturing is becoming increasingly robot-friendly. It doesn’t stop there. If a…

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Consent orders, divorce debt & death

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April 8, 2017 0 comments

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s query goes to Neil Dring, a solicitor in our Wetherby office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk. “In my consent order I was given the marital home and my ex had the…

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‘Laura Ashley’ divorce reaches decree absolute

January 27, 2017 0 comments

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The protracted divorce between the chairman of Laura Ashley and his estranged wife has finally reached decree absolute, signalling the formal end of their marriage. Malaysian businessman Khoo Kay Peng, now 78, and wife Pauline Chai separated in 2012 after more than 40 years together. She moved to England, settling in a Hertfordshire estate, and…

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How to get divorced (part one)

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December 15, 2016 1 comment

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER Each week, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues. Neil Dring, who is based in our Wetherby office, tackles this week’s topic and explains the basics of divorce under English law, in a special two part feature. “My spouse and I aren’t getting on as well as…

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Daughter marks parents’ divorce with viral tweet

November 10, 2016 0 comments

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A tweet marking the completion of a Texan couple’s divorce has been retweeted more than 77,500 times. The tweet, by 17 year-old Morgan Lynn, showed flowers sent by her father Jason to her mother, along with a card reading ‘Always gonna be you, Jason’. The teenager wrote: My parents after 19 years of being married,…

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The mind and body in divorce

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September 29, 2016 0 comments

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My eye was caught this week by a short report in The Times. It’s a simple 200 word story about the actor Laurence Fox.. He’s best known, perhaps, for co-starring in Inspector Morse-spin-off Lewis.  I confess I am an avid fan. I loved watching Morse, constantly watch the reruns and the same goes for Lewis….

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