Monthly Divorce Archives: December 2014

Englands most senior female judge calls for no-fault divorce

England’s most senior female judge calls for no-fault divorce

The most senior female judge in UK history, Baroness Hale, has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. In an interview with... Read More

The international appeal of the 'quickie divorce'

The international appeal of the 'quickie divorce'

Fittingly for a state famous for its speedy weddings, the US state of Nevada also offers a short cut for couples seeking to expedite their divorce: a spouse... Read More

Why do divorce rates skyrocket at Christmas?

Why do divorce rates skyrocket at Christmas?

Despite its billing as the most wonderful time of the year, the Christmas period has quietly developed another, very different reputation: the period in... Read More

A Cooper-Hohn briefing

A Cooper-Hohn briefing

Press reports have made much of the Cooper-Hohn divorce settlement figure of £337m, said to be the largest pay-out in English history. And it seems... Read More

Compensation in divorce proceedings: Part 2

Compensation in divorce proceedings: Part 2

On 2 December 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in H v H EWCA Civ 1523. As discussed elsewhere, Mr Justice Coleridge, sitting in... Read More

Transparency of beneficial ownership: in search of Utopia?

Transparency of beneficial ownership: in search of Utopia?

Thomas More, the 16th century philosopher and statesman, and author of Utopia, argued that the law should be made simpler so there would be no need for lawyers... Read More

Home Office given more powers to tackle sham marriages

Home Office given more powers to tackle sham marriages

Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire has announced that the Home Office will be given new powers to tackle sham marriages. Among the changes... Read More