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Government to appeal judges’ pension ruling

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The government is to challenge the employment tribunal’s decision that transitional pension arrangements for 210 judges amount to unlawful age discrimination, the Gazette has learned. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has received a notice of appeal in relation to The Lord Chancellor and Ministry of Justice v Ms V McCloud & Others and Mr N Mostyn & Others. In a grounds of appeal document, counsel for the lord chancellor state that the tribunal ‘erred’ in its approach to the issues which it determined, and did not address all of the issues before it. In particular, the tribunal failed to consider and [...]

Children’s charity Coram calls for task force to secure children’s rights as Britain leaves the EU

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With Brexit at the forefront of the national agenda, Coram, the country’s first children’s charity, is calling on the government to take pro-active steps to advance the rights of children now and in the future. Concerned that discussions so far have focused on the economic, trade and legal impacts of leaving the EU and the political considerations and process for leaving, rather than the interests of children, Coram has produced a briefing paper Brexit:  Children’s Rights at Risk or Future Opportunity in The Global Era?  Dr Carol Homden CBE, CEO of Coram said: 'It will take a determined and difficult [...]

Millionaire wife fights divorce settlement after cheating husband given HALF her fortune – Mirror.co…

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A city trader who made millions in "eye-watering" bonuses is fighting for a "fair" divorce settlement - after her ex walked away with nearly half the £7million fortune she earned. Millionaire Julie Sharp was married to ex-husband Robin for four years after they set up home together in 2007. When they met, both were already earning around £100,000 - with Mr Sharp working as an IT consultant and Mrs Sharp a successful energy trader. But as the relationship took off she began to rake in massive bonuses due to the "soaring" energy market, Gloucester Live reported . She amassed bonuses [...]

Why ‘no fault divorce’ could help join the dots between divorce law and tax law

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But what is this? You go to see a family lawyer, and they say that if you have already separated, you must transfer assets between you within the next month (ie by 5 April 2017) if you are to continue to be treated as a married couple by HMRC, and be able to transfer assets between you without it counting as a disposal which would trigger an immediate liability to pay that Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Once you are officially separated, whether you are divorced or not, you will be treated as separate people. At most, you will only have [...]

As Richard Keys’ wife confirms divorce, we look inside his luxury villa and reveal how pundit’s flin…

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INSIDE the luxurious villa Richard Keys rents in the Qatari capital Doha, there is a Union Jack flag, a red ­telephone box – and a large model of the Titanic. A gift from the former Sky Sports host’s long-suffering wife Julia, the replica of the doomed ship is now a ­metaphor for their marriage. Inside the luxurious villa Richard Keys rents in the Qatari capital Doha, there is a Union Jack flag, a red ­telephone box – and a large model of the Titanic In this case the “iceberg” was his affair with a lawyer less than half his age. [...]

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She’s Sought Since ’01 – Newser

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(Newser) – A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that without a true "no-fault" divorce law, if one spouse doesn't want the divorce, it can be just about impossible to end a marriage. So reports USA Today in a lengthy feature on the state of divorce in Mississippi. "It made my skin crawl," says Elizabeth Freels, one of several people the [...]

‘It helped me come to terms with it’: Shania Twain says her divorce from husband of fifteen years in…

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She took a break from the limelight after hitting the big time with You're Still The One and That Don't Impress Me Much in the late nineties.  And Shania Twain says the stress of her divorce from her husband of 15 years inspired her to write a new album after a long absence.  The 51-year-old singer told the latest Rolling Stone Magazine that she wrote some melancholy music after splitting from record producer Robert 'Mutt' Lange.  New music: Shania Twain says the stress of her divorce from her husband of 15 years inspired her to write a new album after a long absence [...]

‘Getting divorced? Go after his pension’ – Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk 'Getting divorced? Go after his pension'Telegraph.co.ukWhat is likely to be a divorcing couple's most valuable asset? The family home will spring to most people's minds first. But with the value of final salary pensions soaring that forgotten “defined benefit” income could well be the biggest single asset ... Source link

No-fault divorce is long overdue, says top judge – The Times (subscription)

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Hugh Owens said that he forgave his wife, Tini, for her affair, which meant she was not granted a divorceDOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA A Supreme Court judge has criticised ministers for failing to reform divorce and cohabitation law, in a rare public outburst. Lord Wilson of Culworth said that the law was in urgent need of updating to do away with the old-fashioned requirement of fault being apportioned in a divorce. One of 11 justices on the UK’s highest court, Lord Wilson said that he and other family law experts were “very disappointed” that attempts in the mid-1990s to create a no-fault [...]

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lord Melvin Bragg gives his wife a huge pay-off… but NO divorce: Broadcaste…

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When the distinguished broadcaster Melvyn Bragg confirmed to me last June that he had separated after 43 years from his wife, author Cate Haste, many of his friends assumed divorce proceedings would soon follow. However, I can disclose that the Labour peer, 77, who presented ITV’s flagship arts programme The South Bank Show for more than 30 years, has agreed a huge financial settlement with Lady Bragg, 71, that will, unusually, involve the couple remaining man and wife. ‘I would rather keep it private, but it’s true that we have agreed an amicable settlement,’ Lord Bragg tells me.  Gabriel Clare-Hunt [...]