Marilyn Stowe talks: how Brexit is like a divorce

June 28, 2016 19 comments

Marilyn Stowe, family law

Last week’s European Union referendum result cannot have escaped your attention.  With the Leave campaign, or Brexit, victorious the question became: what happens next? In their attempts to offer an answer, a lot of media outlets likened the result and subsequent fallout to the beginning of a divorce. So have prominent politicians. EU Commission President…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: call the family mediator?

June 22, 2016 2 comments

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Last night, the first in a three-part documentary series was shown on BBC2. Equal parts frustrating and intriguing,  Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator offered a behind-the-scenes look at professional mediators struggling to steer different divorcing couples through this much discussed alternative to the family court. In this video I give my own reactions and…

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Marilyn Stowe talks: EU law and the race for jurisdiction

June 20, 2016 1 comment

family law

So finally the big week is here. On Thursday we will all have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to vote on a topic that has been a source of lingering tension and rumbling rows in British politics for decades: our membership of the European Union. It is an odd, uncertain time, with campaigners handing out leaflets on…

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Let’s talk family law!

June 13, 2016 4 comments

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In the first instalment of a brand new series, Marilyn Stowe tackles the biggest news in UK family law this week. Topics include adultery in same-sex marriages, the grand finale of the epic Vince v Wyatt divorce, and Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption, unafraid to give an opinion. We hope you enjoy the video. We welcome feedback, and if you…

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A week in family law: marriage, divorce and more

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April 29, 2016 0 comments

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It’s been a busy week for family law news, with stories ranging from marriage to divorce, and beyond. Here are the highlights. The first two stories emanated from Resolution, the association of family lawyers, which held its annual conference in Gateshead last weekend: Firstly, Nigel Shepherd, the association’s new national chair, used his first speech…

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Three years for Stowe Family Law Wilmslow

April 25, 2016 0 comments

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Stowe Family Law continues to grow. The firm now operates nine offices across England and anniversaries of openings arrive regularly. This month saw the third anniversary of our Wilmslow office. The Wilmslow office was the fifth to open its doors back in 2013, and the second in Cheshire. Solicitor Natassia Burton, formerly with the Hale…

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Denise Robertson 1932-2016

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April 1, 2016 2 comments

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The veteran writer and broadcaster Denise Robertson has sadly died at the age of 83. I liked her very much and would like to pay a short tribute to her. A prolific author and accomplished TV presenter, she is of course best known as the resident agony aunt of ITV This Morning, a post she…

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