Posts Tagged: John Oxley

John Oxley returns to BBC Radio 5 live to discuss changes to the treatment of domestic violence victims in the family courts

John on BBC radio 5 live, preparing to discuss the Prisons and Courts bill

After appearing on Radio 5 live last Wednesday in the wake of the Tini Owens divorce case, Vardags barrister and strategy associate John Oxley was welcomed back to the studio to discuss the decision to ban the cross-examination of victims by their alleged abusers. As ‘5 live Daily’ presenter Sam Walker states, the ban will… Read more »

John Oxley discusses heterosexual civil partnerships judgment on Radio LBC

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A Supreme Court judgment this morning saw heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan lose their appeal to enter into a Civil Partnership. Vardags’ John Oxley starred on today’s Iain Daly show on Radio LBC to discuss the couple’s appeal.  A barrister with a background in history, John outlined the origins and particularities of marriage and civil partnership in England and… Read more »

Woman appeals refused divorce petition

The entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England

Tini Owens (65), has gone to the Court of Appeal after being been refused permission to divorce Hugh Owens (78), her husband of 39 years. Judge Robin Tolson QC found that there were insufficient grounds for divorce and refused her application. He dismissed her allegations as “exaggerated”, “at best flimsy”, “minor altercations of a kind to… Read more »

Vardags barrister John Oxley features in prestigious ‘Family Law’ journal

Since Radmacher v Granatino made prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in the UK, it has been evident that the extent of financial disclosure is pertinent to how they are weighted in the courts. In an article for Family Law, Vardags barrister John Oxley argues that the court´s weighting of prenuptial agreements in ancillary relief cases in… Read more »

Vardags barrister John Oxley features in the International Family Law Journal

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For family law practitioners, particularly those who specialise in cases with an international element, the race to secure a favourable jurisdiction is familiar territory. However, as Vardags barrister John Oxley makes clear in a new article for the International Family Law Journal, when it comes to child matters, preemptively issuing proceedings can be a recipe… Read more »

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt


Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. Thea Dunne Thea joined Vardags in September 2016. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge and previously interned at Christie’s Auction House. As a student she founded a fine art society, held life drawing sessions, wrote poetry and plays and edited the student newspaper…. Read more »