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UK’s biggest EuroMillions winners who scooped £161million divorce after 38 years – Mirror Onli…

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The UK's biggest ever lottery winners have divorced eight years after bagging a £161 million jackpot. EuroMillions winners Colin and Christine Weir were granted a quickie divorce by a judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh just days after they put their £3million former home on the market. They had reportedly been living in separate mansions for several months after they 'drifted apart' when Colin, 71, went to Partick Thistle games while Christine, 62, attended charity events. The couple's split come after lottery winners Adrian Bayford and wife Gillian broke up just 15 months after their £148million win in [...]

Careful now, UK court ruling says email signature blocks can sign binding contracts – The Register

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Your work email signature block can be used to form a binding and legal contract, the Manchester County Court has ruled – costing an unfortunate land seller £25,000 from her hoped-for sale price. In a 2016 property dispute over a boat jetty and linked plot of land by Lake Windermere, one side's solicitor sent a reply to the other side's lawyers agreeing to a suggestion they made while negotiating the contract. The dispute was between a pair of Windermere locals, Stavros and Kalliroy Neocleous, and Christine Rees. The Neocleouses owned a jetty that could only be accessed by crossing Rees' [...]

Coping Support Is Needed for Children of Divorce, Particularly in High-Conflict Situations

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  A study of children of divorce has found that differences in children’s coping styles during the first three years after the divorce predict the degree to which they experience mood/anxiety problems (“internalising”) and behaviour problems such as delinquency (“externalising”) when these are measured six years later. On this basis, the researchers recommend that children of divorce should be given specific support with coping techniques, particularly those in high-conflict situations. The study identified three different types of coping mechanism among 240 children of divorce, assessed by means of checklists that the children were asked to complete five times over six [...]

Couple discover they can’t remarry as their divorce was never actually successful – Daily Mail

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A couple who rekindled their romance after a decade a part discovered they couldn't remarry because their divorce was never completed. Cindy Cassin, 57, from Erdington, Birmingham, restarted her relationship with former partner, Dave, 62, after nine years apart in 2015. The pair had applied for a divorce in 2006, but it wasn't until they booked to remarry in Zante, Greece, on August 22 this year that they realised it had never been finalised. Cindy Cassin, 57, from Erdington, Birmingham, with her husband Dave, 62, at their blessing ceremony this year, pictured left, and their marriage in 1979, right The [...]

Sir Philip Green's Miss Selfridge slumps to £17.5m loss as sales plummet

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Sir Philip Green's Miss Selfridge slumps to £17.5m loss as sales plummet Sales fell by more than 15% to £102m in the year to September 2018 The firm took a £12.1m hit to get out of leases on loss-making stores  By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00, 29 September 2019 | Updated: 22:00, 29 September 2019 Sir Philip Green’s Miss Selfridge chain slumped to a £17.5million loss last year in the latest blow to his struggling Arcadia empire.  Sales fell by more than 15 per cent to £102million in the year to September 2018 while pre-tax losses [...]

Meet the 23 fintech startups ready to scale up

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London startups dominate the list of 23 fintechs that have joined government-backed Tech Nation’s 2019 growth programme. Sixty per cent of the new cohort of financial technology firms hail from the capital, while 40 per cent boast at least one female co-founder, Tech Nation revealed today. Read more: Fintech is all the rage, but is the bubble finally about to burst? Over the course of six months, the startup body will work with the companies to grow and scale their businesses at speed. The companies who made the cut for the latest programme were handpicked by fintech superstars including Starling [...]

How becoming a mentor could boost your business

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Business law — 5 awareness areas for SMEs

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Going through a divorce? Don’t Do Anything Stupid!

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People going through a divorce do stupid things. It’s not a cut down and I’m not trying to be hurtful, it’s just reality. Trust me, when I was newly separated, I did more stupid things than anyone I know. The reason? Going through a divorce is a difficult, emotional, and unbelievably scary time during which people become temporarily different people. A confident, stable person can become an insecure, emotional mess who is always unsure of him or herself and who can’t seem to do anything right. Because of the insecurities, the self-hatred, in some cases, and the lack of self-worth, [...]

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing – Spectator…

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‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next Sunday’s papers.’ So wrote John Mortimer in Rumpole of the Bailey. While no doubt true, a barrister delivering a well-honed speech is still something to behold. They are the last defenders of a rhetorical tradition that our politicians have all but given up on. Many QCs still use Cicero’s principles of oratory: to teach, to entertain and to move. The public are allowed to watch almost any court hearing, but few ever do. As a court reporter, I have been [...]