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Ayesha Vardag features in Time Magazine

Time

The 'diva of divorce' Ayesha Vardag profiled by BBC News

BBC News

'Homemaker' ex-wife of Laura Ashley boss wins a third of his £200m fortune after bitter divorce battle

The Telegraph

Latest law news

Alexandra McCready discusses Johnny Depp's sensational libel case on ITV's This Morning

Johnny’s Depp sensational libel case began in the High Court yesterday, with the Hollywood star suing News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, over an April 2018 article that referred to him as a “wife beater.” This allegation relates to his tempestuous marriage with fellow actor Amber Heard, which lasted from 2015 to 2017. The article in question was headlined: “Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny... Read More

Case analysis: Villiers v Villiers

Despite the closeness of Scotland and England geographically, the two countries adopt very different approaches when it comes to the issue of financial maintenance on divorce. In England, lifetime maintenance is not unusual whereas in Scotland a “clean break” is strongly encouraged and so maintenance awards exceeding three years are quite rare. An English court is therefore likely to be far more generous than their Scottish counterpart when it comes to the question of... Read More

Emma Gill speaks to the World at One about divorce rates and re-opening the property market

Will the re-opening of the property market affect divorce rates? Emma Gill, Director of Divorce and Family Law and head of our Manchester office, offered her opinion on BBC Radio 4's World at One. You can listen to the segment from 26:15.   Read More