Following her victory on behalf of Katrin Radmacher, which made prenups effective in English law, Ayesha Vardag spoke to the BBC about the possibility of unusual agreements. The article considered some of the bizarre clauses reported in American agreements, including requiring a spouse to undertake drugs tests, or having a penalty clause... Read More
During a Law Society Debate, Ayesha Vardag said that there was ‘No political will’ to reform laws relating to marriage and divorce. She also described the traditional model of marriage as a “‘binding contract” that is effectively “a blank cheque to the state in the person of the court”. Ayesha... Read More
Ayesha Vardag commented on the Daily Mail’s reports that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was selling 2.4million of his shares in the tech behemoth to fund his divorce from his wife Wendy. It is believed that Mr Schmidt has given a quarter of his $2.6 billion fortune to his wife of 13 years. Ayesha explained that, under... Read More
Vardags President, Ayesha Vardag, wrote for the Huffington Post following a report that showed that “falling out of love” had supplanted adultery as the top cause for marital breakdown. Ayesha wrote that this was similar to what she had seen in her experience at the top of family law. “When people come and see me,”... Read More
Ayesha Vardag spoke to City AM about the importance of prenuptial agreements for an column exploring the role of financial and tax planning within marriage. Ayesha, who won the case which made prenups enforceable in England and Wales, said it would be “lunatic” not to have one in place. She also explained to the paper the... Read More
Ayesha Vardag commented on the divorce proceedings faced by finance tycoon Pierre Lagrange. The fund manager, whose marriage disintegrated after he came out as a homosexual, is thought to have sold his house on “billionaire’s row” to fund his divorce settlement. Explaining the rationale behind such settlements, Ayesha told the... Read More
High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge spoke to the press ahead of establishing his Marriage Foundation to champion matrimony as “gold standard for relationships”. The foundation seeks to promote marriage and to encourage families to stay together, attacking what Sir Paul sees as “unrealistic expectations” about marriage... Read More
As plans emerged for the introduction of gay marriage, Ayesha Vardag spoke to the Guardian about the differences between gay marriage and the 2005 introduction of civil partnerships. Ayesha explained to the paper “Civil partnership is almost identical in law to marriage, and is treated by the Courts in the same way … However setting... Read More
Ayesha Vardag spoke to the Daily Mail about the growing trend of “silver separators” – men and women divorcing after retirement. The paper reported that among the over-50s, divorce has soared by 30 per cent in the past 20 years. More than 11,500 people over 60 were divorced in 2009, and by 2010 — the most recent year... Read More
Catherine Thomas spoke to the Daily Telegraph about the rise of “no-nups” – financial agreements between couples who have no present intention to marry. The agreements, more often called cohabitation agreements, are designed to provide financial certainty between couples. Catherine Thomas told the paper “I would recommend... Read More
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