Month: December 2021

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the team at Today’s Family Lawyer! We hope you all enjoyed the festivities and a well-earned break over the Christmas period. We’d like to take this opportunity, as the New Year edges closer, to thank all of our readers and partners for your continued support in 2021. Wishing you all a […]Read More

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Divorce settlement decided for biggest case in British legal history

Former wife of multi-billionaire ruler of Dubai receives more than £500m in divorce settlement. The UK’s High Court has awarded a lump sum settlement of £251.5m to Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain, the 47-year-old former wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, prime minister of the UAE. At Tuesday’s hearing the court also awarded payments of […]Read More

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Government launches consultation on outdoor weddings

The Government has launched a consultation on outdoor weddings and civil partnerships. Marrying couples will have greater choice in how they celebrate their big day under government plans to legalise outdoor weddings in England and Wales. Following temporary legislation introduced in July, allowing outdoor civil wedding and partnership ceremonies for the first time, a recently […]Read More

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The impact of divorce and separation on employees – “divorces

This is an inversion of the cliché phrase ”a marriage made in heaven” to signify the unhappiness that can be experienced in staying in an unhappy marriage, as penned by Oscar Wilde in, The Importance of Being Earnest. Interestingly, Wilde did not actually agree that it was important to be earnest at all and rather […]Read More

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Frozen embryos – the risks and the rewards

The Government recently announced plans to extend the storage limit for embryos and gametes (sperm and eggs) from 10 to 55 years for everyone, abolishing the arbitrary differentiation between freezing for health and social reasons. While this is a welcome development which provides greater reproductive choices for fertility patients, those with frozen embryos face potentially […]Read More

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Law Society responds to Chatham House AML report

The Law Society of England and Wales has issued a response to London-based thinktank Chatham House’s recent report criticising the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws. The report states that un-policed and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the global money-laundering capital for a post-Soviet Union elite, severely damaging Britain’s international reputation and the […]Read More