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Alternative Dispute Resolution: benefits and use during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis

The impact of COVID-19 on separating families and the delays in the courts, has highlighted the benefits of ADR. We look at ADR options and how they work

17 July 2020

Divorce and Family Law during the COVID-19 pandemic: FAQs

COVID-19 has heightened the emotional toll of divorce, financial remedy and children proceedings. We address clients’ FAQs
11 June 2020

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020: Reform and its Implications

An examination of the push for reform of the law on divorce and the changes that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will bring about
15 May 2020

COVID-19: Setting aside financial agreements and orders in family proceedings

Is COVID-19 and its impacts sufficient to set aside financial agreements reached by separating couples or financial orders made by the court?
23 April 2020

Should the state stand in the way of dissolving unhappy marriages?

This article assesses the impact of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Owens v Owens and the resulting shift in emphasis in terms of the way such cases are approached by specialist family lawyers.
25 July 2018

Common family law myths (and the facts)

This article uncovers common misconceptions about family law and explains the reality about pre-nups and divorce.
18 September 2017

A victory for cohabitants in pension claims, but not a seismic change

Despite a Supreme Court decision granting a woman the right to her late partner’s pension, unmarried couples may still lose out on death of their partner.
09 February 2017

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Burges Salmon hires two senior lawyers in its family law and divorce team

The family law and divorce team at Burges Salmon appoints consultant Alison Hawes and senior associate Nicky Howarth.
28 November 2016

The myth of the common law spouse

Some people remain unaware that living together (or “cohabitation”) does not give a couple any legal status, no matter how long they have been together or whether they have children.
16 November 2016

Facebragging: social media engagement leading to real life divorce

The new trend call "Facebragging" is beginning to contribute to an increased number of marital breakups¸ with people feeling under pressure to maintain a perfect image across social media.
19 August 2016

Divorce fee increase from £410 to £550

As of today, divorce fees have risen from £410 to £550, an increase of 34 per cent.
21 March 2016

Supreme Court rules in favour of ex-wives to re-open divorce proceedings

The Supreme Court has today decided that the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil (which were jointly heard by the Supreme Court in June 2015) should be re-examined by the High Court.
14 October 2015
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