28mar21 / 10 posts found

Brad Pitt is heartbroken after abuse allegation from Angelina Jolie is leaked amid custody battle

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Brad Pitt is saddened it was leaked that Angelina Jolie is now ‘prepared to provide proof’ of domestic abuse in the couple’s contentious custody battle.  An alleged altercation between son Maddox, 19, and Brad, 57, in 2016 was said to have been the final straw for Jolie, 45, who filed paperwork indicating that both she and her children are willing to offer testimony and ‘proof and authority’ in support of her allegations, according to documents obtained by The Blast. Now Pitt is ‘heartbroken that Angelina has gone that route. There’s a lot of emotion left after their marriage,’ a source close to […]

Law firm triggers litigation proceedings against Hargreaves over Woodford collapse

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Hargreaves Lansdown could be taken to court for its continued cheerleading of the Woodford Equity Income fund up until its collapse as it receives its first letter triggering litigation. RGL Management confirmed on Monday it had launched formal proceedings against the FTSE 100 platform giant to recover losses suffered by investors following the collapse of the £3.7bn Woodford Equity Income fund.  Simultaneously it is pursuing a claim against Link Fund Solutions, the fund’s authorised corporate director, for its role in the fund’s demise. The claims will centre around the losses sustained directly as a result of the collapse of Neil Woodford’s fund, since renamed LF Equity Income, and […]

Does divorce change your personality? New psychology research suggests it does not

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A new study published in the journal Individual and Personality Differences indicates that divorce is not a consistent predictor of personality change. “We were interested in testing the folk wisdom that experiencing a divorce changes you,” said study author Sascha Spikic, a researcher-lector at the PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Belgium. The researchers examined data from three large longitudinal studies: the Understanding Society survey in the United Kingdom, the Socio-Economic Panel Study in Germany, and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. There were 37,199 observations in total. Although some people did experience changes in […]

Why ‘human intelligence’ is vital to asset tracing litigation

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By Adrian Leppard CBE, former Commissioner of the City of London Police Investigations relating to commercial litigation and money laundering primarily focus on evidence that is both publicly available and easily retrievable. It can, nevertheless, be challenging to find evidence of the truth, especially when those who are motivated to hide the evidence have taken extensive measures to ensure that the paper trail goes cold. The records, signatures and witness evidence that is readily available to investigators often proves to be insufficient when trying to establish the full facts behind each event, or the true ownership of certain assets.  Human […]

Johnny Depp: Actor to find out if he can appeal against High Court ruling that he beat Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp will find out tomorrow whether he can bring an appeal against a damning High Court ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard and left her in ‘fear for her life’.  Following a three-week trial in July last year, Mr Justice Nicol dismissed the Hollywood star’s libel claim against the publisher of The Sun, finding that an April 2018 column calling Mr Depp a ‘wife beater’ was ‘substantially true’. The judge ruled Mr Depp, 57, assaulted Ms Heard, 34, on a dozen occasions and put her in ‘fear for her life’ three times. The actor has asked the Court […]

Litigation Privilege can protect your Accident Investigation – Lexology

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The Irish High Court has recently held that an Accident Investigation Report Form completed by an employer following a workplace accident is protected by litigation privilege. Mr Ladislav Kunzo suffered a workplace injury in Kepak Meat Processors on 14 September 2016. Four weeks later, he consulted with his solicitor who then wrote an initial letter of claim to Kepak. Mr Kunzo’s solicitor then made an Application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and Court proceedings were subsequently issued on his behalf. Kepak served a full Defence. Mr Kunzo’s solicitors sought discovery of various documents including the Accident Report From and […]

Kelly Clarkson admits she can ‘NEVER imagine getting married again’ after nasty divorce from ex Bran…

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KELLY Clarkson admitted she can “NEVER imagine getting married again” after her nasty divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. She also recently admitted that she can’t stop crying over her failed marriage. 11 Kelly Clarkson revealed she can’t fathom going through another marriageCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show 11 She asked Gwyneth Paltrow how she was able to get into a second marriageCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show During Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show where she talked to Gwyneth Paltrow, the mom of two congratulated the actress on getting married two years ago and having Steven Spielberg be her unofficial wedding […]

Separating couples to be given £500 vouchers to prevent child custody battles going to court

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WARRING parents will be given cash to stop them taking their bitter ‘tug of love’ child custody battles to court. Divorcing couples will be given £500 vouchers to spend on mediation to stop them dragging their kids through distressing court disputes. 2 Separating couples will be offered mediation vouchers to avoid court custody battlesCredit: Alamy The Ministry of Justice, which is rolling out the scheme, said 70 per cent of couples who used the service settled their rows out of court.  Courts Minister, Lord Wolfson QC, said: “Mediation is often a quicker, cheaper and less stressful way of resolving disputes, […]

Did I Do The Right Thing? Advice For Second Thoughts About Divorce

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 “Did I do the right thing?” is probably a question that many newly separated and divorced men and women ask themselves. Even though in your heart you knew separating was the best thing, time starts to bring loneliness, emptiness and fear into the mix, and it’s easy to have second thoughts about divorce.   “Maybe it could work if we both…Maybe we could try counseling again and make it work this time….Maybe if I changed…Maybe if he changed…Maybe he’d be different if I went back…I don’t want to be alone!…I can’t handle life on my own, it’s just too scary…” […]

Divorce regret is real – so does getting back with an ex ever work?

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During lockdown divorce has boomed, hitting its highest point since 2014. But while recent circumstances have pushed many to breaking point, some splits will inevitably spark regret. This week, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she had not wanted to divorce her ex-husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin. “I never wanted to not be married to the father of my kids, theoretically,” she explained. Singer Louise Redknapp also recently admitted that she’d been hasty in divorcing ex-footballer Jamie. “I just ran, as fast as the wind would take me,” she said. “I should have paused for a minute.” Whether or not the marriage […]