Islamic marriage considered “void” enables wife to bring claim for financial remedy under UK Law

On 31 July, a precedent was set by the High Court in a case which could impact on the lives of many Islamic couples seeking to divorce in the UK. Prior to the ruling in NA v MSK*, Islamic women

Supreme Court ruling in Owens v Owens (25th July 2018)

The Supreme Court has ruled against Mrs Owens in the case of Owens v Owens. The court upheld previous decisions by the original trial judge and the Court of Appeal that Mrs Owens must remain married to her husband until

5 reasons to consider having a Pre- Nuptial Agreement

Although it might not be the first thing you think of when getting engaged, for some entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement (often called a Prenup) it will save them a great deal of heartache, time and money, later down the

Currently recruiting for a full time office clerk

We are looking for an office clerk to work in our busy team to support five partners/nine assistant solicitors. We are a niche family firm and work on a range of financial cases from modest to high net worth. We

Child maintenance: How can you record your arrangement?

The law stipulates that the non-resident parent, i.e. the parent who does not have the child living with them on a daily basis, is responsible for maintaining the child. As it stands, generally, the person with everyday care of the

Currently recruiting for a full time family solicitor [1-4 year PQE]

We are looking for a junior solicitor to work in our busy team to support the five partners. We are a niche family firm and work on a range of financial cases from modest to high net worth. We also

Top tips for an amicable and cost effective divorce

  A divorce petition is a means to an end: no-one should fall out over the content of a divorce petition. Unless there are jurisdictional considerations which mean the other party cannot be made aware that a petition is about

Don’t forget about retirement

As divorce lawyers, one of the factors we always consider in a financial settlement will be your pension position.  Unfortunately, a recent report from Scottish Widows has demonstrated how many people do not consider the importance of pensions in divorce.  

Recordings in family law – help or hindrance?

It is not uncommon for clients to come to us having carried out some sort of “evidence gathering”, such as recordings of conversations or filming of contact or handovers. This is unsurprising with the prevalence of smart phones with recording

“Society has changed – it’s time for our laws to catch up.”

Resolution Chair, Nigel Shepherd, says the law on cohabitation needs to change, as it “is falling desperately behind the times”. A poll of over 2,000 British adults, conducted by ComRes and commissioned by Resolution, to mark Cohabitation Awareness Week, has