February 2020 / 21 posts found
Separating couples: what is mediation and why try it first?
What is a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting and why should it be your first port of call when you separate? How do we start to have the difficult conversation about separating or divorcing? What do we do? Where do we go? What about our children? These are immediate and important questions for many separating couples. A Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting provides an opportunity to ask them and get the answers which will enable you to make informed decisions about how you want to move forward. For families going through the process of separation and divorce, it can be […]
The High Court offers guidance regarding multi-party litigation
A recent High Court decision has considered costs related issues in multi-party litigation. The judgment is a careful examination of claimants’ exposure to adverse costs as well as how adverse costs insurance intersects with requirements for posting security for costs. Re Ingenious Litigation In 2014, HMRC launched an investigation into film and video game investments promoted by the Ingenious Media Group leading to enforcement action. Over 500 investors in those schemes subsequently launched proceedings against Ingenious companies, the group chairman and certain banks and advisors, variously alleging negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation. The claims are being case managed together. Although no […]
Boris Johnson reaches financial settlement with estranged wife Marina Wheeler
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached an agreement relating to the division of money after separating two years ago, a family court judge has been told. Judge Sarah Gibbons oversaw a private hearing in the Central Family Court in London on Tuesday. Neither Mr Johnson nor Ms Wheeler were at the hearing. Both were represented by barristers. Ms Wheeler and Mr Johnson married in 1993 and have four children. They separated in 2018. Prime Minister Boris Johnson now lives in Downing Street with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds (Yui Mok/PA) Mr Johnson, 55, has been […]