Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Child abduction: resolving issues through mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Parties often engage in mediation, either to prevent the need to go to court, or to... Read More
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Child abduction: the benefits of mediation

I have previously written on the potential value of mediation in child abduction and relocation cases. Why is mediation sometimes considered difficult? Alternative dispute resolution procedures such... Read More
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Child Abduction: Grounds for instruction of an expert and the burden of proof for...

The recent case of Re F (A Child) EWCA Civ 275 involved an appeal, arising out of proceedings under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985,... Read More
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Jurisdiction: domicile and habitual residence

One of the questions a solicitor will ask their potential new client in the first meeting is to describe their domicile status and where they... Read More
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Committal in the Family Court – Part 2: Recent cases

Given the high procedural hurdle that must be surmounted to achieve a committal order, are they ever used in practice? This piece looks at... Read More
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Committal in the Family Court – Part 1: Procedure

The jurisdiction of England and Wales is renowned for its provision for the weaker party in financial remedy proceedings ancillary to a divorce. However,... Read More
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Grandparents to be granted greater rights?

With the next general election in sight, David Cameron, speaking at an event in North London, has suggested that grandparents who take care of... Read More
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The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

A private member’s bill, known as The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill, introduced in the House of Lords by Baroness Deech in February 2014, passed... Read More
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Sharing, needs and compensation: navigating divorce settlements

In family law there are three guiding principles for financial awards on divorce: sharing, needs and compensation. This stems from the ground-breaking case of Miller; McFarlane  UKHL... Read More
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Vardags welcome favourable decision from Malaysia’s highest court

Vardags are welcoming news that an application made by Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng – husband to our client Pauline Chai –... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

Vardags are ready to help

Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 

 
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International

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Qualifying Individuals

Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.