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Warning over Civil Liability Bill litigation risk

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Dixon: Government doesn’t care about injured people The government will need to fill in the detail of the Civil Liability Bill carefully to avoid a new outbreak of litigation because of claimants trying to “game the system”, a leading defendant law firm has cautioned. However, claimant lawyers have promised to keep fighting over the secondary legislation that will implement the bill, which passed its final reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Deborah Newberry, head of public affairs at global law firm Kennedys, said: “The passing of the Civil Liability Bill will provide compensators some much needed certainly, particularly [...]

Expert Insights: What Impacts Will Cybersecurity Have for Business Litigation?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we have connected with Roger Nebel— an IMS Elite Expert in the cybersecurity industry— to learn more about how cybersecurity is affecting business litigation, and what attorneys should be aware of regarding cybersecurity.   IMS: What should attorneys be aware of for cybersecurity in their own practices? Nebel: “Email is not secure. A secure reading room is better, especially with good auditing. Strong barriers at the borders with the Internet are necessary. Strong access controls inside the border are also necessary. As are near-continuous audits. I recently found an [...]

We filed for divorce but what about my share of the pension?

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Need to know: Greater pension benefits often accrue in the male’s name. However, there are structures in place to assist spouses with lesser contributions. We filed for divorce but what about my share of the pension? Independent.ie Q: After several years of trial separation, my husband and I, both in our early 50s, have decided to file for divorce. We got legal advice on matters to do with the house and assets, but it recently struck me that our pension pot is something which I have not yet considered. We have both contributed into our pension fund over the years, [...]

Billionaire Learns You Only Divorce Once in $585 Million Fight

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A Russian billionaire fighting one of the largest divorce payouts in U.K. history lost a Moscow court case where he was trying to prove that his marriage had been dissolved 16 years earlier. Farkhad Akhmedov was ordered to pay his wife Tatiana Akhmedova more than 450 million pounds ($585 million) following a London trial that he refused to participate in on the grounds that he was already divorced in Russia. Now the Moscow City Court has rejected an appeal by the businessman seeking to prove the existence of that divorce. The possibility of a prior divorce has hung over the [...]

Lisa Armstrong pictured beaming from ear to ear days after divorce from Ant McPartlin

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Lisa was all smiles on her outing (Picture: JAMESON / BACKGRID) Lisa Armstrong’s divorce from Ant McPartlin was made official this week – and she couldn’t look happier about it. The make-up artist was all smiles as she left her home, two days after she and Ant were granted a decree nisi to end their 11-year marriage in court. Lisa, 41, flashed a wide grin at waiting paparazzi as she wore a jazzy pair of heart-shaped sunglasses for her outing. Sporting short lilac hair, Lisa also wore a statement leapoard print coat and toted a bright yellow handbag as she [...]

4 Reasons Why People Can’t See Divorce Coming Until It’s Too Late

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It shouldn’t be a surprise. Divorce can be such an eye-opening reality for so many married couples, but you still hear stories of people who say they were completely shocked when their spouse asked for a separation. When you’re looking from the outside in, it can be hard to wrap your head around this. How did they have NO idea that this was coming? How did they live with the same person day after day, the person they married, and still have no indication that their marriage was about to end? Senior VP of YourTango Experts Melanie Gorman sat down [...]

Reform and the future of family justice: where is the court modernisation programme heading?

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This robust case management is facilitated by four rigorously enforced principles. The first is the guiding principle that what is to be done is confined to what is ‘necessary’ to enable the court to decide the case fairly and justly. That test determines what issues the court will decide, what witnesses (including expert witnesses) will be called and  whether or not an adjournment will be permitted. The second is a deliberately  prescriptive Practice Direction (PD27A), recently made even more rigorous, which lays down both the format and contents of the bundle to be used at every hearing and which, crucially, [...]

One Horizon Group and Shareholder Zhanming Wu Execute Settlement Agreement Resolving All Litigation

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LONDON, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Horizon Group (NASDAQ: OHGI) is pleased to report that OHGI, its Directors and shareholder Zhanming Wu have entered into a Settlement Agreement in connection with the actions commenced by Mr. Wu. The Agreement provides for the immediate cessation of all litigation activities. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, OHGI will issue approximately 354,000 shares to Mr. Wu to reimburse a portion of the litigation expenses he incurred in connection with the actions; agree to the nomination of up to two individuals to OHGI’s Board of Directors, increasing the number of Directors [...]

Ant McPartlin could lose HALF of £62million fortune to Lisa Armstrong after they divorce over …

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Lisa Armstrong could get half of Ant McPartlin's fortune [Getty] Ant McPartlin could lose half of his multi million fortune following his divorce from Lisa Armstrong.  The TV presenter, 42, and Strictly Come Dancing makeup artist, 41, were granted divorce in just 30 seconds by a judge at the Central Family Court in London on Tuesday 16 October on the grounds of his "adultery", after months of separation. Now, the former couple will have to work out how to divide their fortune.  Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong were married for 11 years  [Getty] Ant's incredible earnings were revealed earlier in the [...]

Are Joint Custody and Shared Parenting a Child’s Right?

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Michel Grangeat, Université Grenoble Alpes; Edward Kruk, University of British Columbia; Malin Bergström, Stockholm University, and Sofia Marinho, Universidade de Lisboa Many families with children separate all around the world. In France, for instance, nearly 200,000 children per year are affected by the divorce of their parents. After divorce, just over seven out of ten children (73%) live only with their mother and visit their father on alternate weekends. This phenomenon begs the question of the short- and long-term fate of these children, particularly in light of research showing that the active involvement of both parents in children’s lives is vital [...]