Thea Dunne: Journalist and Publicist

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. She was involved in theatre productions, strictly only ever backstage, and took courses in Spanish and Arabic.

Thea grew up moving around and has lived in Germany, Spain and Penang, Malaysia. In her final years at school she volunteered at a school on a Rohingya refugee camp at weekends. She enjoys opera, world theatre and travel, and has a particular fixation with nineteenth-century novels.  

To contact Thea Dunne please call 020 7404 9390 , email us or fill in the contact form on the right.

Entries by Thea Dunne

Senior judge speaks out in defence of divorce payouts

This entry was posted on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in Law and Finance, Modern Marriage and Relationships, Vardags Family Law News.

Lord Justice Wilson, one of the most senior judges in England,  made a spirited defence of divorce payouts this week. Addressing the University of Bristol Law Club on Monday, Lord Justice Wilson rebutted the calls which have been resounding in the House of Lords, to pare back financial provision. He made reference to a …

“Desperately unhappy” wife Tini Owens loses appeal to divorce husband

This entry was posted on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in Case News, Vardags Family Law News.

A wife who took her battle to divorce her husband to the court of Appeal has lost her bid to end her "intensely unhappy" marriage. Tini Owens appealed the refusal of His Honour Judge Tolson, sitting in the Central Family Court, to grant a decree nisi. The Court of Appeal, led by Sir James …

House of Lords report raises concerns about family law in post-Brexit Britain

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in Law and Finance, Vardags Family Law News.

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee this week published its report on post-Brexit cooperation between EU law and civil and family law in the UK. The report, published on Monday, raises concerns that there are as yet no coherent plans to replace this regulation that is crucial for the enforcement of …

John Oxley tackles the issues of criminal proceedings in the family courts in Family Law journal

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Vardags blog, Vardags blog, Vardags news.

Chekhov warned never to place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off. Despite the arsenal that the Family Courts have at their disposal to protect people's family lives, the bringing of criminal charges is a weapon rarely fired. In a recent article in Family Law, …

Iraqi MP proposes state-incentivised polygamy to help war widows

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in International Divorce, Modern Marriage and Relationships, Vardags Family Law News.

A female Iraqi MP has proposed financial incentives for polygamy in the hopes of providing husbands for the country's many war widows. At a press conference on Sunday, Jamila al-Ebeidi urged women to "renounce the one-woman mentality [which is upheld] at the expense of our sisters," and recommended tax allowances to encourage men …