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16 January 2020

The intestacy rules
Clients often assume that their estate will pass to their spouse or civil partner automatically and so there is no need for them to put in place a Will. This assumption is not, in fact, accurate in...
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The Children Act 1989 (CA 1989) received Royal Assent on 16 November 1989 (in force from October 1991). Its thirtieth anniversary is upon us. It was a statute which required all courts, social workers...
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Kate Armstrong, Dere Street BarristersNow that the dust has settled after Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727, [2018] 2 FLR 406 this article reviews the recent series of reported cases dealing with...
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Sheren Guirguis, Exchange ChambersAn article identifying how and when ‘conduct’ can be raised in financial remedy proceedings, together with a consideration of the interaction of conduct...
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Jenny Bowden, an associate in Stewarts' Divorce and Family team, reviews a recent case in which a judge ruled that a child should move to live with his father instead of his mother following...
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Lisa Vanderheide, Tax Director at StewartsSarah Havers, Senior Associate at StewartsIn a cross-discipline article, Lisa Vanderheide, a tax director in the Tax Litigation and Investigations department...
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Over the last two decades, there has undoubtedly been an increased emphasis on using non-court dispute resolution (N-CDR) in family law cases. The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR), the...
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Fraudulent calumny is a mouthful. It is therefore all the more surprising when I hear it come out of the mouths of lay clients when I first speak to them. Three years ago “fraudulent...
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis? I am a practising barrister at Harcourt Chambers. Most of my cases concern children or vulnerable adults and have either an...
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Sarah Norcross, director of fertility and genetics charity, Progress Educational Trust recently raised the important issue of the unjust state of the law on time limits for...
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