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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

Wyatt v Vince: First bite of the cherry?

Will the Supreme Court’s decision in Wyatt v Vince see fewer parties attain ‘closure’ at the end of a divorce? 
13 March 2015

Pre-nups - What to believe?

Pre-marital agreements (pre-nups) have been in the news a great deal recently. But are they valid and supported?
02 July 2014


Private Client Briefing - Summer 2014

Our latest update on the topical issues and legal developments for private clients.
02 July 2014


Family Owned newsletter - June 2014

In this edition we discuss how to protect your business against the effects of a divorce and retaining ownership of a business within the family, amongst others articles.
10 June 2014


Binding Pre-Nups – sensible planning or an attack on the foundations of marriage?

The Law Commission’s draft legislation would allow Pre-Nups to be made into binding contracts. Our Family lawyers discuss the proposal.
27 February 2014


Freezing orders; a judicial warning

Family team partner Sarah Hoskinson and solicitor Mary Gaskins summarise guidance and practice points on freezing orders in the recent divorce case of UL v BK.
10 October 2013


Food, Farming and Land Quarterly ; Summer 2013

The latest edition of Food, Farming and Land Quarterly, discussing current issues in the sector.
06 September 2013
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