Partner, Kirstie Law from our family team speaks to The Times and comments on the privacy of Ryan Giggs' divorce.
Q: I have recently separated from my long term partner, we were not married. Am I able to make a financial claim against them?
Joanna Pratt, Partner in our family department speaks to global wealth management reporter WeathBriefing and discusses a case in which a business owner sold a large block of shares in a company to fund a divorce settlement.
Divorce poses a considerable cost to the state each year. The family courts are overloaded and, despite the changes introduced to make an initial mediation meeting mandatory before issuing children and financial proceedings on divorce, there are still numerous applications to the family courts each day.
10 April is known largely across America as National Siblings Day. We meet plenty of families who are going through separation, and we too recognise the importance of having a day for children to recognise and lean on each other when, at times, feelings may be a little unsettled.
There has been much comment in the press recently about the case of Wyatt v Vince, where an ex-wife was given permission by the Supreme Court to bring a financial remedy claim against her ex-husband, some 22 years after their divorce.
These case studies were serialised in the Kent and Sussex Courier, but are collated together in this case to show all of the different stages a company can go through and how we can assist. MexxaMixx is a ficticious Kent-based business which manufactures and sells a range of Mexican style cooking sauces.
By Kirstie Law, Partner in Family. Article first published in The Times on 5 July 2012.
By Kirstie Law, Partner in Family. Article first published in The Lawyer on 14 June 2012.