Brexit … and family law

November 20, 2019

An analysis of the road ahead by Family Law in Partnership director, James Pirrie. It is difficult to declare anything with certainty.  But what we can say with some degree of certainty is that the clear process for international family law cases that we have had until now is about to be changed. Whenever there is

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Stop Press! Supreme Court upholds gay pension rights in line with EU law

July 13, 2017

In a groundbreaking unanimous judgment handed down by the Supreme Court on 12 July in the case of Walker (Appellant) v Innospec Limited & others (Respondents) [2017 ] UKSC47, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by a gay man enabling him to secure the same pension rights for his husband as a wife would receive.

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Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements following Brexit

August 3, 2016

In this blog, Pamela Collis, a senior consultant at Family Law in Partnership, examines whether Brexit will give rise to more pre and post nuptial agreements. Pre and post nuptial agreements (PNAs) are an increasing factor in modern British marriages. We may think the increase is due to our EU membership and the EU nationals

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Ruth Smallacombe

What’s Brexit got to do with my children and my divorce?

July 7, 2016

“Brexit – it’s been hard to think of much else over the last couple of weeks”, says Ruth Smallacombe of Family Law in Partnership. “I saw a very powerful letter from a group of 14 and 15 year olds in one of the newspapers which articulated how they, as one of the generations likely to

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Brexit and Family Law

July 4, 2016

Consultant Felicity Shedden comments on Brexit and family law in an article entitled “Brexit: UK family law can improve” published by Solicitors Journal (01/07/2016). “Felicity Shedden, consultant at Family Law in Partnership (FLiP), said the UK should focus on the ‘long and complex’ process ahead as its family laws are reformed. ‘The immediate impact of

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Conscious Uncoupling: Brexit and Divorce

June 29, 2016

As the UK contemplates its withdrawal from the European Union, what impact is Brexit likely to have on couples going through divorce? As the dust settles after last week’s EU referendum vote, it is time for a careful and considered approach. With the stock market in turmoil, asset values – including the value of shares and property

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