Leading family lawyer Sharon Ser, alongside professional support lawyer Philippa Hewitt, have recently contributed a chapter on Hong Kong family law to a new guide comparing family law around the world.
This week is Dispute Resolution week. The hashtag on all of the social media campaigns is putting #childrenfirst but what does that mean? Having been a divorce lawyer for over 20 years I have guided thousands of clients through divorce and separation.
The Supreme Court overturns final financial orders on divorce due to husbands’ dishonesty but what are the repercussions for past, present and future cases? Continue reading
If you found out that your spouse was on the Ashley Madison dating website, would you want to divorce? Yes, no, maybe? Whatever you might choose to do, it raises the question of whether membership of the website is sufficient from a legal perspective to petition for divorce.
The most recent judgment in Rapisarda v Colladon  EWFC 35 (the facts for which seem to have been lifted from a theatrical sit-com, rather than the daily cause list) was handed down this week by the President Munby P. Continue reading
It is August and the streets of London are experiencing that familiar lull with most people getting away from the city for a holiday. Whilst London and the rest of Britain generally might not be the holiday destination of choice for most jet setters – it continues to be the destination of choice all year round for getting divorced. Continue reading
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a wife’s appeal against an anti-suit injunction preventing her from bringing further proceedings abroad following a divorce and financial settlement in England. Continue reading
Suzanne Kingston spearheaded (along with Jonathan Tecks) training for the family arbitration scheme under the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (‘IFLA’) and is herself a qualified IFLA arbitrator, looks here at exciting recent developments in this field. Continue reading
The High Court directed that when ordering maintenance payments on marriage breakdown the proper approach to division of income that included a bonus was to fix a monthly amount to meet the Claimant’s basic need from the paying party’s salary and to award an annual top up from the bonus as a percentage of the net bonus, but subject to a cap (in this case, relatively modest) on the total. Continue reading