Joe Swash says court case with his ex over their son was 'best money he ever spent'

Joe Swash has opened up about a court battle with his ex over their son - describing it as the "best money I've ever spent." The EastEnders and I'm A Celeb star dated Emma Sophocleous between 2005 and 2008, and the two were even set to tie the knot. But they...

How to Keep Good Boundaries with Your Ex after Divorce

What are boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud, an author of the book Boundaries, says, “Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own...

55 Things I’ve Learned About Life and Love After Divorce

Today I am 55 years old. Yep, double nickels. Not sure how that even happened. I feel so much younger than 55! The thing is, as I reflect on the past year, there have been wonderful, amazing days and weeks, but I’ve had some real challenges this year, as well,...

US divorce rates skyrocket amid COVID-19 pandemic

US divorce rates spike amid the coronavirus pandemic The U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the number of couples interested in, or filing for divorce since the coronavirus outbreak began in March. According to a new report, the combination of stress, unemployment,...

Four-fifths of Londoners want to get back to the office

More than four-fifths of Londoners want to get back to working from the office, the highest such proportion in the UK, City A.M. can reveal. According to new statistics from IT provider Atlas Cloud, residents of the capital are the keenest in the country to get...

Significant Legal Win for “David” Canadian Corp in London Court – Litigation Finance Journal

Global Energy Horizons Corp (GEHC) an alternative energy corporation headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has won a significant Judgment against The Winros Partnership (formerly Rosenblatt Solicitors) a City of London based law...

Downing Street refuses to call for Londoners to go back to work

Downing Street has refused to call for more people to return to their offices, despite increasing fears that decreased foot traffic in central London will cripple the economy. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said today that it was up to individual...

UK Court Litigation: potential procedural pitfalls – service of proceedings and the importance of ge…

The service of court proceedings on defendants continues to be a breeding ground for disputes. It is crucial that the proceedings (i.e. the claim form and the particulars of claim) are brought to the attention of the defendants in a particular way and within a...

London calling: Why it's time to bring life back to our city's streets

Despite a tentative easing of the national lockdown, the lingering economic and social consequences of this policy are frighteningly obvious to anyone venturing into central London.While social life and economic activity has, to a large extent, returned to the...

COVID-19 – is a new world of litigation emerging? – Lexology

COVID-19 has turned our day-to-day lives upside down, as we have all had to adapt to a 'new normal', and the world of litigation has been no different. From virtual court hearings, to electronic intimation, we have witnessed a move away from some of the...

One in three UK firms 'expect to make redundancies'

Image copyright Getty Images One in three UK employers expect to make staff redundant between July and September, a survey suggests.The research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruiter Adecco shows a 50% jump in the number...

Hotels and High Street to suffer more coronavirus job losses

Intercontinental Hotels and Mike Ashley's Frasers Group expected to be latest firms to warn of job losses as Britain reels from fallout of coronavirusThe UK has haemorrhaged more than 134,000 jobs since March The pandemic is also hammering restaurants, with...

Coronavirus: Millions for small business 'sitting in council accounts'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than £12.3bn was given to local authorities to pass on to eligible small businesses across England Emergency coronavirus funding for firms will go back to the Treasury at the end of the month if it is not claimed,...

‘One of the most difficult decisions’: UK won't renew furlough program beyond October despite w…

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said a popular program to support furloughed workers amid the Covid-19 outbreak cannot last indefinitely. The opposition warned that many people will lose their livelihoods unless it is extended. Under the program, which launched...

A Cautionary Tale: Employee Misconduct Creates Employer Liability – Litigation, Mediation & Arbi…

Canada: A Cautionary Tale: Employee Misconduct Creates Employer Liability 07 August 2020 Siskinds LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. Consider this scenario: An employee steals co-workers' personal information and...

Group claims law changes litigation landscape in Scotland – Out-Law.com

This new approach is likely to be particularly attractive to individuals with lower value claims who might otherwise consider it too costly to litigate on their own. Potential litigants will now be able to join a group proceedings case in the Court of Session...

INSIGHT: Clients Need Help Managing Contractual Relationships During Covid-19 – Bloomberg Law

It’s become an industry consensus that disruptions of Covid-19 will cause numerous contract disputes. Law firms have put up Covid resource webpages demonstrating their expertise on contract matters; litigation funders are seeing a surge in funding applications...

John Lewis store closures: A full list of UK shops closing across the country

When a John Lewis store opens in a town, it’s typically to great fanfare. When one closes, it can leave a dent in a High Street or retail park. The department store retailer is often an “anchor tenant” in a development, meaning landlords expect it to draw...

Litigation During Lockdown: 5 Tips for Winning a Personal Injury Claim – Legal Reader

Lockdown during COVID-19 should not affect your right to claim for the personal injury compensation you deserve. Circumstances have changed, but your legal rights have not. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want to make a...

Cheating husband who sabotaged wife’s parachute in murder bid refuses to give her divorce from behin…

A CHEATING husband who tampered with his wife's parachute in an attempt to kill her is refusing to give her a divorce from behind bars. Victoria Cilliers, who was at the centre of one of the country's most shocking murder plots, said her husband begged her to...

Insurers wait on business interruption claims as test case starts in the High Court – The Global Leg…

Shutterstock The Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, London An eagerly anticipated test case on coronavirus-related litigation starts in London this week Test case litigation for business-related Covid-19 insurance claims that could pave the way to...

'Not just about the professionals': Buckland defends extended court hours

The government is not trying to permanently change the way the courts work by extending operating hours to clear the backlog, the lord chancellor has said. Robert Buckland and HM Courts & Tribunals Service chief Susan Acland-Hood were questioned about the...

'It's devastating news' – the businesses still unable to reopen

Image copyright Janice Dunphy Image caption Janice Dunphy, owner of the Web Adventure Park indoor play centre As the nation gradually unlocks, nightclubs and soft play centres still don't know when it will be their turn to reopen."On Friday there was the...

Call for Chancellor to help self-employed excluded by £50k cap

Approximately 230,000 of Britain's self-employed continue to be excluded from any Government support because they have had trading profits of £50,000 or more in the last three years.Campaigners are calling on the Chancellor to step in and remove their exclusion...

A “major overhaul” of family courts to protect domestic abuse victims… or a re-branding exercise?

Home > ArticlesHannah Gomersall, barrister, and Srishti Suresh, pupil barrister, both of Coram Chambers, review the government’s proposed changes to the family courts in response to the experiences of domestic abuse victims.  Hannah Gomersall, barrister, and...

Five tips to becoming your own boss in coronavirus-era

With many people losing their jobs or in furlough limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's tough to know what's around the corner.For some, it may be an opportunity to go it alone in business, using expertise, experience and contacts garnered over the years....

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 – the end of fault based divorce is in sight – Lexology

After decades of campaigning, predominantly by family law practitioners, The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill finally received Royal assent and became an Act of Parliament on 25 June 2020. In the biggest shake-up of divorce laws for 50 years, the move...

COVID-19 UK: Litigation – Court sentences directors in their absence for breaches of anti-suit injun…

In a judgment dated 2 April 2020, which only recently became available, a Commercial Court judge took the exceptional step of sentencing four absent respondents to prison for contempt of court (Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd and others v Systems Equipment...

How COVID-19 is Impacting Healthcare Litigation – Lexology

COVID-19 has placed the world in virtual lockdown. In an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, the Irish government introduced travel restrictions limiting travel to essential travel only. Attending medical appointments is listed as an exception. We...

Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cinemas are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen from 4 July Updated guidance has been published on how hairdressers, hotels, pubs and other businesses in England can reopen safely from 4 July. It includes...

Legislation to abolish some jury trials could be passed within weeks

Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC indicated today that legislation to allow trial without jury could be passed within weeks – but the changes would only be temporary. Buckland told MPs on the justice select committee that operating either-way cases without...

The Road Ahead: Fairness and the Family Courts in the era of Covid-19

Home > ArticlesAlex Hodge, barrister at 3PB, considers the fairness of a judicial system in which hearings are conducted remotely, evidence and submissions are limited and cases are managed robustly.Alex Hodge, barrister, 3PBIn Revolutionary France, the...

Contract Renegotiation Vs. Litigation In Wake Of COVID-19 – Law360

By Edward Tillinghast and Jacqueline Simonovich Law360 is providing free access to its coronavirus coverage to make sure all members of the legal community have accurate information in this time of uncertainty and change. Use the form below to sign up for any...

Overhaul of family courts after domestic abuse victims ‘ignored, dismissed or disbelieved’ – Sky New…

The government has promised a major overhaul of family courts after a damning report found domestic abuse victims were being "ignored, dismissed or disbelieved".Ministers will make it easier for judges to issue barring orders preventing abusers from repeatedly...

Family court judges given power to intervene in domestic abuse cases

Judges will be empowered to intervene in cases of domestic abuse to prevent the complainant from being re-victimised by aggressive lines of questioning, as part of a new raft of legal changes announced today. Victims will also be provided with separate...

Survey reveals public support for NHS to be shielded from Covid litigation

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 7:00 PM A survey commissioned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) of 2,108 UK adults has found that 70% think doctors, dentists and other NHS staff involved in providing...

LEGAL EAGLE: How do I attend custody battle when we’re all in lockdown? – Sunderland Echo

We have been to one court hearing so far but the next court hearing is coming up soon. I’m really worried as I am classed as “extremely vulnerable” and under the current Government COVID-19 guidelines I am advised to remain at home until 30th June. I won’t be...

Frequently Asked Questions on Trusts for family law – Family Law

What is a Trust and how and when is one created?A Trust is created when assets are transferred from one person (the settlor) to another person, people or company (the trustees) to hold for the benefit of another person or people (the beneficiaries). The...

How many coronavirus cases are in your London borough?

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in London hit 27,416 on 19 June, with Croydon the worst affected borough. Figures released by Public Health England showed that the borough had recorded 1,532 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of the end of last week, while...

Reforms to divorce law 'effective abolition of marriage vow', says MP

Government reforms to divorce laws were condemned on Monday night as "the effective abolition of the marriage vow" by an MP who worked for Boris Johnson in Downing Street until eight months ago as they passed a major hurdle in the House of Commons. MPs voted to...

‘Govt has picked worst possible time to change divorce law’

The COVID-19 crisis is the worst possible time to make divorce easier, a columnist has said, as the Government attempts to introduce divorce on demand.In the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, Ministers are proposing to allow people to divorce in just...

MPs call for register to monitor serial domestic abusers and stalkers

Serial domestic abusers or stalkers should be registered and monitored in the same way as serious violent and sexual offenders, a group of cross-party MPs have said, as they put forward a proposed change to domestic abuse laws currently passing through...

Kelly Clarkson Realized ‘Divorce Was Her Only Option’ After Quarantine Made ‘Situation Worse,’ Sourc…

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock hoped things would work out between them, but quarantine only made things worse. A source tells ET that some of the couple's friends were surprised by the news that the "Since U Been Gone" singer filed for divorce, but...

COVID-19 And Litigation Risk: Does Your Back-to-work Strategy Plan For Litigation Risks? – Coronavir…

Canada: COVID-19 And Litigation Risk: Does Your Back-to-work Strategy Plan For Litigation Risks? 11 June 2020 McCarthy Tétrault LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on...

Andrew Mackenzie: Arbitration – the flexible alternative to civil litigation – Scottish Legal News

Andrew Mackenzie: Arbitration – the flexible alternative to civil litigation Published 12 June 2020 Andrew MackenzieArbitration is a commercial, cost-effective and confidential method of resolving disputes. However, with the COVID-19 lockdown impacting court...

How to Limit Litigation Risk from the Increased Use of Chat Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic – …

As employees are increasingly working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many communications that would typically occur face-to-face are now taking place over chat systems, such as Skype, Bloomberg Messaging, and Slack. Chats are often more informal and...