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PIA wins part of case which cost £20 million in UK litigation

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Litigation – Local councils can be sued for not protecting vulnerable children

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October showdown as Slater and Gordon chases Quindell millions

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How I Kicked Divorce Stress To The Curb

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While my divorce ended a few years ago, I still struggle with a few things and get that oh-so-familiar nausea in my stomach when I think about it. June 21, 2019 by Divorced Moms Leave a Comment — The dreaded divorce, it finally happened. While that wasn’t the best time of my life (not by far), there are a few great things that came out of it. My entire life I battled with stress and anxiety and the issues escalated during my divorce. However, separation from my husband also gave me the time and will to tackle my mental health problems and [...]

Lottery winner who scooped £63million jackpot during his divorce told he must give half to estranged…

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A MAN who scooped a massive $80million (£62.8m) on the US lottery while getting a divorce must give half of his winnings to his estranged wife, a court has ruled. An arbitrator said that Richard Anthony Zelasko, 50, must split the winnings with his then wife Mary Elizabeth, 48, because the money was thought to be part of the “marital estate”. 3 Richard Zelasko won $80m on the Mega Millions lottery while he was getting a divorceCredit: AP:Associated Press The couple from Pontiac, Michigan, got married in 2004 but the wife then filed for divorced in September 2011, court documents [...]

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill scheduled for second reading on 25 June 2019

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Home > News Nuffield Foundation publishes briefing note The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is due to receive its second reading on 25 June 2019. The Nuffield Foundation has published a very useful briefing note ahead of the second reading. As the note says, the Bill proposes to retain irretrievable breakdown as the sole ground for divorce but to remove the requirement to establish a 'fact' such as adultery or behaviour. Instead, one or both parties would be required to file a statement of irretrievable breakdown which would be confirmed after a minimum waiting period of six months. This change [...]

Should I Use a Personal Loan to Pay for My Divorce?

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When you and your spouse part ways, you need to be prepared for the price tag that goes along with the dissolution of a marriage. Wedding cake with angry married spouse figures on top of it. More Image source: Getty Images Nolo estimates the average cost of divorce at around $15,000 -- and that’s just for the legal fees you must pay to formally end your union. After divorce, you may also have to give up some of your savings and property to your spouse and could end up ordered to pay alimony and child support. While divorce is expensive, the [...]

Grenfell survivors and relatives open US legal battle

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Litigation. Costly liability, or Untouched asset? – Lexology

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For many companies, litigation is a negative word, and for most it’s a last resort, only to be considered once all other options have been exhausted. Litigation is viewed in this way because it’s normally very expensive, and one of the reasons for this is because lawyers typically charge by the hour, regardless of the result. In addition, litigation diverts the key resources of a company (whether that’s people, time or money), away from creating profit and growth for shareholders/owners. And finally, the law is complicated, justice systems around the world vary enormously and litigation can be a long and [...]

How a collaborative approach to divorce in Scotland is helping to minimise conflict

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If your image of divorce is a bloody battlefield of husband and wife, expensive lawyers, frosty court rooms and children being told to forget birthday and Christmas gifts for the next decade, a new style of Collaborative Practice may come as a surprise. As unlikely as it might seem when the focus is on people splitting up, ‘collaborative divorce’ has become an increasingly common way for couples to mutually agree a legal, financial and emotional arrangement for a separated or ‘parenting apart’ future. The aim, reports Consensus Collaboration Scotland – the umbrella association for professionals and experts who employ [...]