Monthly Archives: March 2017

Brides holding hands

South Carolina judge rules that same-sex couple had common law marriage

In what has been described as a "landmark court ruling", a judge in South Carolina's York County found that a woman and her female... Read More
Two women and child

Best friends legally become ‘co-mommas’ for the first time in Canada

Two women have become the first non-romantic pair to be legally recognised as co-parents in Canada. Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are best friends... Read More
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte

Scary Spice files for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after a tumultuous marriage

Melanie Brown, best known as Scary Spice from the iconic British girl band Spice Girls, has filed for divorce from film producer Stephen Belafonte. After... Read More
Couple with crosses on their hands

Was your marriage a mistake? A look into void marriages

It is sadly not uncommon for couples to come to see their marriage as a mistake. For some celebrities, this can happen within a... Read More

Portioning out pensions in Goyal v Goyal (No 3)

This case picked up from Mostyn J’s decision in Goyal v Goyal (No 2) EWFC 50. Following the Court of Appeal’s decision to... Read More
John Oxley, Barrister

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

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... Read More

Iraqi MP proposes state-incentivised polygamy to help war widows

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... Read More
Royal Courts of Justice

Supreme Court unanimously allows charity appeals in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others

This morning the Supreme Court handed down the hotly anticipated judgment in the case of Ilott v The Blue Cross and others, which unanimously... Read More
Pakistani wedding

Forced Marriage Unit 2016 statistics released

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has published its statistics for the year of 2016. This joint Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth unit, established... Read More
Three people holding puzzle pieces to match them

Judge grants polyamorous triad shared custody rights

In New York's Suffolk County, Supreme Court Judge H. Patrick Leis III granted three adults who were formerly engaged in a polyamorous relationship "tri-custody"... 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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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.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

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