January 2022 / 11 posts found
Ask the Expert: How is our divorce likely to affect our children?
Q: MY HUSBAND and I have just split up – how are our children likely to react in these early stages of the separation? Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas, spokesperson for the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), says: “In the complicated task of setting up two homes and new arrangements for children to see both parents, how are the children really feeling as time goes on? Much of this depends on their age, and the circumstances around the now-separated family. Add into this equation, how each adult is feeling. “The first element of assessing children’s reaction is to take stock of […]
What Is A “High Conflict Divorce,” Anyway?
For many of us, we’re a year or two into what seems like an over-the-top, crazy-town separation before we learn it has a name: High Conflict (HC) Divorce. Knowledge is power and knowing the signs of a HC Divorce at the outset can help you make different choices, save your sanity and result in better outcomes for yourself and your children. I spoke with Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law, about what typically identifies a file as HC and the best way for you as a client to manage your way through it. How To Recognize A High […]
4 Tips for Using the Data You Didn’t Know Existed in Litigation
In today’s tech-centric world, the majority of our actions center around technology—sitting in front of computers at work, navigating traffic with mobile GPS systems or monitoring our heart rates through wearable devices, to name a few. While there are clear benefits to the endless uses of technology, few people realize all the data that exists on these devices. What’s more, many don’t realize how that data can be forensically collected and used to prove innocence or guilt in legal matters, making it extremely valuable to attorneys. Here are three types of data most people don’t realize exist, yet could […]
Adventures in cyber litigation: Frozen crypto-assets and the role of cyber insurance
A few weeks ago, we blogged about the decision of the English High court in AA v. Persons Unknown & Ors. Given the level of interest in the case, we have prepared a deeper-dive into the facts and the implications of the decision, with a focus on the important role played in the case by cyber insurance. This is set out below. The context For some time, cyber exposure has been at or near the top of every major company’s risk register. And with good reason: IT infrastructure is fundamental to business in the digital age, there is a high […]
Russian billionaire settles with ex-wife five years after £450m payout ruling
After almost five years of fighting a high court ruling that awarded the UK’s largest ever divorce payout, a Russian billionaire has reached a settlement with his ex-wife. Farkhad Akhmedov and Tatiana Akhmedova have been embroiled in the most expensive family feud in history since a London high court judge awarded Akhmedova a £450m divorce payout in 2017. Akhmedov, who’s name appeared on the US’s “Putin list” in 2018 of officials and oligarchs close to the Kremlin, did not pay the 41.5% share of the couple’s £1bn-plus marital assets, calling the ruling “wrong and misguided”. Akhmedova took legal action in […]
Worried about litigation? It's time to fight the fear – Dentistry – Dentistry.co.uk
Mahmood Mawjee talks about the stress of litigation in dentistry and how dentists can mitigate the fear and the associated stress. For the past few years, litigation has been rising in UK dentistry. It has become an immense source of stress for many dental professionals, who – despite always acting in their patients’ best interests – worry about getting complaints. The reality is that current regulations protect the public far more than the profession. This can leave clinicians feeling vulnerable. Remove pressures Dr Mahmood Mawjee believes these concerns about litigation start very early on in a dentist’s career: ‘As soon […]