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Leigh Day: Junior solicitor 'massively regrets' destroying document

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A solicitor at human rights firm Leigh Day destroyed an important document one day before investigators were due to inspect files, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard today.  Anna Crowther had identified the significance of an Arabic document and its handwritten translation after a disclosure request from the Al-Sweady inquiry into claims made against the Ministry of Defence.  The tribunal heard she spent seven hours on August bank holiday in 2013 looking for relevant documents and was ‘jumpy’ about the document, which was a list of detainees held during the Iraq War in 2004. She typed the translation up word for [...]

Ex-wife of Russian oligarch demands $15bn in divorce – Daily Mail

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The ex-wife of a Russian oligarch has filed a lawsuit demanding $15billion from her former husband, it is reported. Natalia Potanina, 55, is seeking half of 56-year-old Vladimir Potanin's wealth, including dividends from a lucrative Russian firm, Forbes Russia reports. If Ms Potanina's claim is successful, the settlement will be more than three times larger than the current record, estimated to be $4billion paid by Alec Wildenstein in his 1999 divorce from wife Jocelyn. Natalia Potanina has filed papers in a Moscow court claiming $15billion in assets from ex husband Vladimir Potanin, who she split from in 2014 Ms Potanina (pictured [...]

Local woman killed by husband wanted divorce, mother says

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BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (KWTX) The family of a woman killed by her husband in a murder-suicide in Bruceville-Eddy Saturday is releasing more details about the tragedy. (Photo courtesy Katherine Singh) Katherine Singh, the mother of Monica Tharpe, 31, who was shot to death by her husband Kevin Tharpe, 40, on Saturday morning, said her daughter had left Kevin and wanted a divorce. “My baby was full of life and she wanted to live…and she knew she was dying,” said Singh. Singh, along with Monica and her two daughters, ages 3 and 7, had moved out of the house Kevin and Monica [...]

Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business cooperation agreement, settle all litigation – Appl…

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Cupertino, California and Espoo, Finland — Nokia and Apple announced today that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. “This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple,” said Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer at Nokia, responsible for Nokia’s patent licensing business. “It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers.” Under a business collaboration agreement, Nokia will be providing certain network infrastructure product and services to Apple. Apple will resume carrying Nokia digital health products (formerly under [...]

Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case – Daily Mail

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By Associated Press Published: 18:31, 22 May 2017 | Updated: 20:44, 22 May 2017 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute. The Connecticut Appellate Court issued the decision in the custody case between Peter Rinfret and Melissa Porter. A lower court judge ordered Rinfret to pay Porter's attorney fees after Rinfret withdrew a custody lawsuit that the judge said was filed "in bad faith." Custody proceedings remain pending in [...]

5 Things Fathers Should Know About Custody

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This article is provided by Lauren Bennett and the Law Firm of Stephen Vertucci. The dead-beat dad – we all know the stereotype – files for divorce, possibly because of infidelity on his part, then skips out on child support payments and weekly visitations with his children and eventually ceases any possible relationship with them. Why is this the such a stereotypical situation, when it’s been proven that most fathers are loving, caring parents that want nothing more than to spend time with their children and see them thrive? A mixture of Hollywood and history have added to this stigma, [...]

The Five Golden Rules For Throwing A Divorce Party – HuffPost UK

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For everyone from your neighbour to the latest A list celebrity, divorce parties are the latest way to mark the end of your marriage. Some are large, extravagant with lots of friends and family attending, whilst others are small and intimate. Whichever your preference they can be a hugely empowering event and really help you move forward with your life BUT only if done in the right way. A divorce party is a great way to mark your new beginning. However, it's important to make sure that you have the right intentions behind it. If done in the right way [...]

Divorce reduces expected retirement incomes by more than £3K per year

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Home > News Nearly a third of retirees who have been divorced expect to retire with debts Divorcees planning to retire this year expect annual retirement incomes of up to 16 per cent, or £3,000, lower than those who have never divorced, and they are also more likely to be in debt, according to new research from Prudential. On behalf of prudential, Research Plus conducted an independent online survey for Prudential between 8 and 22 November 2016 among 10,605 non-retired UK adults, including 1,000 intending to retire in 2017. The insurer's annual study – which for the past ten years [...]

Late-night court solicitors will be 'victims of postcode lottery' – Society

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Criminal defence practitioners will be victims of a 'postcode lottery' on whether they will be made to work longer days for no additional pay under plans to extend court opening hours, the Law Society warned today. HM Courts & Tribunals Service proposes to run six-month pilots at Newcastle and Blackfriars crown courts, Sheffield and Highbury Corner magistrates' courts, Brentford County Court and Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Crown Courts will be open until 6pm, civil courts until 7pm and magistrates' courts until 8.30pm. However, Society president Robert Bourns warned that solicitors representing people accused of wrongdoing already attend police stations at [...]

Solicitor issues legal bills warning in divorce court money battles – News & Star

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Estranged couples who run up fortunes in lawyers' bills when fighting over money in divorce courts are not necessarily profligate, a specialist lawyer has suggested. Solicitor Toby Hales said that people who think an ex-partner is hiding assets can find themselves running up bills through no fault of their own. Mr Hales, who is based at law firm Seddons, has offered explanations after a judge told an estranged couple embroiled in a big-money fight in the Family Division of the High Court in London they were spending "crazy" amounts on lawyers. Barbara Cooke, 57, and Michael Parker, 54, directors of [...]