Family News

Update in respect of Nuptial Agreements with Brexit in mind

This article by Jennifer Allen looks at the extent to which either pre or post-nuptial agreements will be taken into account by the Court and also looks forward to the impact Brexit may have on this area of law.

Hughes Paddison succeed in landmark Divorce case in Supreme Court

Peter Jackson, a Solicitor at Hughes Paddison, represented Hugh Owens in the high profile Divorce case in the Supreme Court of Owens vs Owens recently reported. The case was the first opportunity for the Supreme Court to review behaviour-based Divorce...

Hughes Paddison in Supreme Court Divorce case

The Supreme Court is to hear a wife's appeal against the dismissal of her divorce petition. Hughes Paddison represented Hugh Owens when his wife's petition for divorce was heard in the Central Family Court in January 2016. His Honour Judge Tolson QC...

Hughes Paddison in major Court of Appeal divorce case

Hughes Paddison represented the husband in the widely reported Divorce case of Owens v Owens heard by the Court of Appeal recently. The case was notable in that the Court of Appeal refused to overrule the judge hearing the case last year when he had...

Divorce form error leading to unfair settlements

Computerisation of legal forms is often seen as a way to streamline proceedings and to lessen the amount of paperwork needed. There has been a worrying development however in the software used for submitting a particular form used in divorce proceedings...

Vince v Wyatt - The importance of financial orders upon divorce

If ever a case was to highlight the importance of ensuring all financial matters are finalised at the time of divorce by way of court order, this is it. Mr Vince and Ms Wyatt separated in 1984 after just 3 years of marriage.  Mr Vince left to live a...

Press verses Privacy in Divorce Cases

Jennifer Allen, Director within the family team of Hughes Paddison, reports on a recent attempt made to impose a blanket ban on reporting on one of the UK’s largest divorce cases.  This ban was rejected by the High Court Judge.   ...

Can my ex-partner's extravagant spending be considered by the Court?

In order to achieve a satisfactory financial settlement in Family Law proceedings, the initial step is to ascertain the total asset pot available for distribution between the parties. Although the general starting point is that any financial losses...

'Baby Scam' the unusual case of Re D (a child) [2012] EWHC 4231 (Fam)

Jennifer Allen, Director within the family team of Hughes Paddison reports on a highly unusual and extreme case which seems so farfetched you would anticipate reading it in a fictional novel, but the case of Re D was dealt with by Mr Justice Coleridge and...

Supreme Court Plugs Divorce Settlement Loophole

Jennifer Allen, Director at Hughes Paddison and part of the family legal team that advises on marital, separation and children’s law, has expertise in a wide range of family law including marital finances.  Jennifer appreciates that going through...
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