February 2018 / 82 posts found
Will divorce finally be legalized in Philippines?
A bill legalizing divorce in the Philippines has been approved at the committee level in the House of Representatives and is set to be heard at a plenary level. It is the first time since 2005 that a bill pushing for divorce has come this close to being passed into legislation. Emmi de Jesus, a congresswoman from the Gabriela Women’s Party, says the divorce bill was first tabled in parliament in 2005. “This is the first time that we have reached the committee level approval,” de Jesus told DW. De Jesus attributes this milestone to growing public pressure. A 2014 survey conducted […]
Russian oligarch ordered to pay his wife £453m in Britain’s biggest divorce says he’s had ‘no …
Russian Oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov, 61, is at the centre of Britain’s biggest divorce A Russian oligarch ordered to hand his wife £453million in Britain’s biggest divorce today claimed he had received ‘no justice’ after his lawyer was forced to disclose full details of his multi-billion pound fortune. Gas and oil tycoon Farkhad Akhmedov, 61, has shown a ‘naked determination’ to keep his immense fortune out of the reach of his former wife, Tatiana. He was hit with a worldwide asset freezing order two years ago by a divorce judge who condemned his ‘cavalier attitude’ to the English courts. But Mrs Akhmedova’s […]
Leading in Litigation: 5 Women Litigators Discuss Their Role
Recently, Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Lawyer magazine brought together a cross-section of leading women in litigation, from private practice and in-house, to talk about how they came into the profession they love, the challenges and rewards they’ve faced, and the changes they have observed as they have risen to the positions they hold today. They discussed the importance of mentors and how they are trying to pay it forward. They also spoke candidly about the myths around women in litigation that still linger in 2018. The litigators we spoke with were: Melissa MacKewn, partner at Crawley MacKewn Brush; Reena […]
What do crypto currencies mean for divorce?
Divorce lawyers are now grappling with a whole new class of assets, writes Mark Phillips Divorce lawyers in the UK are familiar with identifying, valuing and advising on the redistribution of many disparate types of asset: cash, bank accounts, investments, property, businesses, shareholdings, cars, yachts, or even horses – and whether held in this jurisdiction or off-shore, and whether held by an individual, a trust or a company. In cases of non-disclosure, lawyers can deploy the extensive forensic powers of the English divorce courts to compel disclosure, to order valuations and to penalise non-disclosing spouses for litigation misconduct. When the […]
Is litigation management software hitting a tipping point?
Home Daily News Is litigation management software hitting… Legal Technology Posted February 23, 2018, 7:00 am CST Ari Kaplan Ari Kaplan speaks with Alma Asay, the chief innovation officer for Integreon, an alternative legal services provider that recently acquired her company, Allegory, a cloud-based litigation management platform. This Q&A has been condensed. Ari Kaplan: Tell us about your background and your new role at Integreon. Alma Asay: I was a litigator at Gibson Dunn in New York and absolutely loved litigating, but it felt like we could spend more of our time being lawyers if we had better technology. I […]
Divorce costs £3,800 a year in retirement income, says Prudential
Home > News Expected annual income for divorcees retiring in 2018 is £17,600 Divorcees who plan to retire in 2018 can expect their yearly income to drop by £3,800 compared to those who’ve never divorced, according to new research from Prudential which highlights the impact of marriage breakdown on pension saving. The Prudential annual study has run for the last 11 years and tracks the finances, future plans and aspirations of people planning to retire in the year ahead. For the those retiring in 2018, expected annual retirement income is £17,600 for those who have previously been divorced compared with […]