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.
A man who posted messages on Facebook threatening Tory MP Charlotte Leslie has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison. The MP voted in favour of British airstrikes in Syria but was then subjected to threats which even the defendant’s counsel in mitigation described as ‘despicable’ and as going ‘far beyond any sort of legitimate protest’. Continue reading
My clients have often been surprised by how few rights they had as LLP members but delighted when I mentioned the most powerful weapon in the aggrieved partners’ armoury. Last week, however, the High Court inspected that weapon for the first time and concluded it did not work. Continue reading
However, this is no ordinary climb – one member of the team, Tim, is a wheelchair user and so this means they’ll be faced with pushing, pulling, climbing and wheeling to the summit and back down again.
We are used to individuals, rather than companies, bringing discrimination claims. But what does this mean for individuals who provide their services through their own service company? Continue reading
In February this year, the British Government introduced a new law to deal with this unfortunate trend. On the other side of the Pond, an American woman is bringing a landmark case in the ongoing battle against revenge porn. Who will win this war, victim or attacker? James Hockin and Amber Melville-Brown discuss.
Our Family team has been selected for the ‘Family/Matrimonial Mediation Law Firm of the Year’ title at this year’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. Continue reading
Friday afternoon; stuck in the grey office looking out at the glorious sun, your weather app forecasts a weekend of cold and showers. What’s more, as others plan their Friday night fun, your boss has asked you to finish up a client report that is going to take hours. What do you do? Of course, you take to social media to vent about how your boss is – ahem – a bit of a nuisance. Continue reading
When it comes to dividing matrimonial assets on divorce, one of the fundamental principles is that the court should not discriminate between the roles of homemaker and breadwinner – both are equally valid contributions to family life. As Lord Nicholls famously said: ‘Each in their different spheres contributed equally to the family’. Continue reading
Last week, Baroness Hale of Richmond repeated her call for a ‘no fault divorce’ procedure. It is as long as 20 years ago when she was at the Law Commission that she first made this plea, but it has continued to fall on deaf ears. Her proposal is that there is a year long cooling off period during which financial issues and issues relating to the children are resolved and then the divorce is granted. Continue reading