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Divorce Archive - December 2014

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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 London’s Evening Standard newspaper, the deputy president of the Supreme Court discussed a range of contemporary issues facing the English judiciary, and made some recommendations about reforms... Read More

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 need only reside in the state for six weeks before filing for divorce, regardless of where the marriage took place. The South Korean website Chosun Ilbo recently reported an increase in the... Read More

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 which the most applications for divorce are filed. This trend is so pronounced that the first working Monday after Christmas has been dubbed “Divorce Day”, as Google searches and... Read More

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 the fight may not be over, as the wife’s team has intimated that there may be an appeal. Sir Chris Hohn and his estranged wife, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, are battling over the £700m... Read More

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 the High Court in March, included in his lump sum award to the former wife an element of compensation for the sacrifice of her career as an accountant. Coleridge J said that “there remain a... Read More

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 at all. Following the summit of the G20 leaders on 15 and 16 November 2014, the group issued a declaration. This included a statement endorsing a set of core principles on the transparency... Read More

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 will be the extension of the notice period for marriages and civil partnerships from 15 to 28 days. During this period any proposed marriages or civil partnerships involving a non-EEA national... Read More
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