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Divorce Archive - October 2015

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No Fault Divorce Bill passes first reading

Richard Bacon, Conservative MP for South Norfolk has introduced a No Fault Divorce Bill into the House of Commons. What’s more, in news that will likely be welcomed by family law practitioners, the Bill has passed its first reading, despite some opposition from fellow Tory MP, Sir Edward Leigh. Currently, under to the Matrimonial Causes Act... Read More

“Fraud unravels all”: Supreme Court allows both appeals for Sharland and Gohil cases

The Supreme Court has struck a blow against cheats in landmark rulings on the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil. The highest court in the land has allowed the appeals lodged by Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil, thus meaning that fraud will have a bearing on financial remedy proceedings in the family courts. Back in June, seven... Read More

Sharland v Sharland: a closer look

On 14 October 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Sharland v Sharland. Mr (H) and Mrs Sharland (W) separated in 2000, after seventeen years of marriage. During the course of a High Court hearing in which both W and H gave evidence, an agreement was reached. The terms of a draft order were settled and approved by... Read More

Gohil v Gohil: A battle over disclosure

Non-disclosure is at the heart of the Gohil v Gohil appeal. In 2004 Mrs Gohil (W) settled her financial claim with Mr Gohil (H) for a lump sum payment in final settlement of the wife’s capital claims (which was eventually paid), and periodical annual payments (which stopped in 2008). Throughout the proceedings, W had maintained that the... Read More

Foreign domicile changes in the law

In the summer 2015 budget, the government announced a series of reforms regarding the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals – or ‘non-doms’, as they are frequently called. The government has proposed that a consultation will follow the draft legislation intended to form part of the 2016 Finance Bill. These proposals will... Read More
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