September 2019 / 22 posts found

Divorce Injustice: It’s Just Not Fair!

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Perhaps you are experiencing the end of a relationship, or maybe the death of someone you love, or possibly divorce injustice, or some other injustice in your life. Whatever the experience, I wonder how many times have you wanted to scream from the top of your lungs “IT’S NOT FAIR!!” That this is absolutely not what was supposed to happen, that you don’t deserve this, that you did everything right. How many of you want to scream out “WHY?!?!?? Why is this happening to me?!?!?!?” If you are anything like I was at the end of my marriage and when […]

How to prepare your small business for a no-deal Brexit

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Is splitting up contagious? Or can you halt the ‘divorce domino’? – Daily Mail

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In the space of six months, author Claire McGowan’s friendship group had racked up one broken engagement and two failed marriages – including her own. Which got her thinking… ‘Seeing a friend divorcing can be like holding up a mirror to your own relationship issues’ Before I got divorced six years ago, one of the things that stopped me leaving my marriage was fear. Specifically, I was terrified of what people would say when they heard, especially my close-knit group of five female university friends. But by the time I got round to telling them about it, divorce was old […]

Small businesses who missed first tax return deadline spared HMRC fine

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Could a sleep divorce save your relationship? – Independent.ie

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In the US, a quarter of couples are already reportedly living this dream: a survey by the Better Sleep Council showed that one-in-four sleeps separately for a better night’s sleep. Elsewhere, 30pc of respondents in a Slumber Cloud survey admitted they have discussed new sleeping arrangements with their partner. It’s certainly the best way to kick into touch those niggling nocturnal quirks that might otherwise drive a person insane: snoring, restless leg syndrome, tossing and turning, getting up in the middle of the night. It’s a long rap sheet. In my house, neither my partner nor I are without sin. […]

10 Practical Tips to Make Divorce More Tolerable – Yahoo Finance

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Getty Images On the hierarchy of horrible experiences, divorce is right up there, especially if you are the recipient of the bad news and were unaware of how unhappy your spouse was. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for approximately 50% of all first marriages, according to the American Psychological Association — and the percentage of second and third marriages ending in divorce is even higher. A divorce is not just the loss of a partner and maybe even a co-parent. It is the end of the hopes and dreams of building a loving relationship with someone you care deeply about. […]

English High Court Confirms Mediation Can Be Condition Precedent to Litigation – Lexology

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English High Court stays litigation pending mediation. In Ohpen Operations UK Limited v. Invesco Fund Managers Limited,[i] the English court held that mediation was a condition precedent to the commencement of litigation and, accordingly, stayed the proceedings to enable mediation to take place. The decision confirms that an alternative dispute resolution provision can be an enforceable condition precedent to formal proceedings. Background Invesco Fund Managers Limited (Invesco) entered into an agreement with Ohpen Operations UK Limited (Ohpen), under which Ohpen was to develop and implement a digital online platform through which Invesco’s customers could buy and sell investments (the Agreement). […]

Employment Law Hurting Small Businesses

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London design startup Papier picks up $11m from top UK venture funds

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Personalised stationery firm Papier today closed an $11m (£9.1m) funding round, led by Monica Vinader backer Beringea. Other investors such as Felix Capital, Innocent Drinks’ founders fund Jamjar Investments and Downing Ventures also participated, taking Papier’s total raised to date to $15m. The design company said it will use the funding to accelerate its growth in the US, which accounts for 15 per cent of the brand’s total revenue and is growing at around 40 per cent each month. It will also expand its product range and build new collaborations. “We are entering our most exciting phase yet,” said founder […]

Online divorce petitions: a cry for help? – Solicitors Journal

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A smaller number of online divorces proceed to a final divorce decree absolute than paper petitions, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Covent Garden based firm International Family Law Group (IFLG) obtained the data from the MoJ following a freedom of information request. IFLG was one of the first four firms to deal with the online divorce process and issued the first ever law firm online petition in August 2018. The number of divorce petitions being issued online is increasing and 40 per cent of petitions are now issued digitally since it was first made possible […]