Baroness Hale: no fault divorce would strengthen responsibility

April 24, 2018 2 comments

Baroness Hale

No fault divorce would increase a general sense of family responsibility the President of the Supreme Court has claimed. Speaking over the weekend at the annual conference of Resolution, Baroness Hale of Richmond gave her stamp of approval to the family law organisation’s ongoing campaign to reform Britain’s ageing divorce laws, saying: “It may seem…

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New Resolution Chair promises to keep on campaigning

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April 24, 2018 0 comments

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But will it make any difference? For the benefit of those who don’t know, I suppose I should begin this post by explaining exactly what Resolution is. It is an association of family lawyers (originally, and I think rather more helpfully, called the ‘Solicitors Family Law Association’, or ‘SFLA’ for short), which was formed in…

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Resolution bangs the drum for no fault divorce

April 20, 2018 0 comments

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Family law organisation Resolution has repeated its long-standing call for the introduction of no fault divorce at its National Conference in Bristol. Members highlighted the imminent arrival at the Supreme Court of the much-discussed Owens v Owens case, in which the eponymous Mrs Owens was refused a divorce on the grounds that she had failed…

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Domestic abuse, cohabitation awareness and more

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December 1, 2017 0 comments

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A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW The Chancellor of the Exchequer has given divorcing couples relief from higher rates of stamp duty, in his Autumn Budget. The higher rates, which imposed a 3 per cent surcharge on those buying properties in addition to their main home, were introduced to crack down on the buy-to-let market. While…

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Cohabitation Awareness Week: James’s story

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November 29, 2017 0 comments

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James and Sarah met at University, whilst watching a band in the Student’s Union (neither could remember afterwards who the band were). James was studying for a teaching qualification, and Sarah was doing a business studies course. They hit it off immediately, and soon became ‘an item’. Their relationship blossomed throughout the rest of their…

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Living together? How to protect your rights by Claire Ward

November 28, 2017 1 comment

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There are now 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK – that’s one family in five, making this the fastest growing family type. Whilst there may be many reasons couples choose not to marry, most don’t realise they can be leaving themselves in a precarious situation. Many people in such a situation should consider protecting…

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