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Weighing up litigation, arbitration and mediation – Financier Worldwide

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There is a time and a place and a method for resolving every dispute. After all, every problem has a solution, however intractable or difficult it may seem. How a dispute unfolds depends on a multitude of factors – timing, the mindset of the parties, the beliefs and desired outcomes of the protagonists on both sides and how entrenched they are in their respective legal positions, the commercial objectives of claimants and the complexity of the legal issues, to name but a few.  There will be disputes which can only ever be resolved by a court judgment or an arbitration [...]

London set for over 200 new hotels as investors take advantage of weak pound

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Family courts need help on domestic abuse | Opinion – Law Gazette

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Allegations of domestic abuse are made in more than half the cases heard by the family courts of England and Wales, the president of the High Court family division said last week. Why are they so difficult to resolve?  The answer, as Sir Andrew McFarlane (pictured) explained, is that it is often one parent’s word against the other’s. If there is independent evidence, the courts may have to wait months for it. ‘We need to increase the ability of the court to get information from the police and from other agencies,’ McFarlane told me in an interview for Law in [...]

7 Tips for Dating After Divorce, According to a Dating Coach

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  © Getty 1. Take Your Time Being newly single affords you the freedom to start meeting new, exciting people. True. But what’s the rush? Make sure you’ve given yourself the time and space to truly appreciate this major life change before moving on to someone new.  “Every relationship, whether you’re married or not, takes time to heal from, regardless if ending it was your idea or not,” Gower tells us. “But marriage, of course, comes with this expectation of a life together and things you planned to do. So it takes a while to unravel all of that and [...]

Sure your small business won in court, but good luck collecting the money – The Globe and Mail

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Many judgment creditors are forced to effectively decide whether they are willing to go double or nothing. Allison Speigel is a commercial litigator and partner with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, a boutique commercial litigation law firm. Nobody realizes just how discouraging our judicial system can be until they are faced with the prospect of having to collect on a judgment debt – particularly when the debtor in question is a fraudster. I have had many discussions with prospective clients who ask: “We sued somebody and won, but they haven’t paid – how do we collect what is owing?” Many of [...]

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business – Media…

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Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case. Whether this is for your own protection, for example if you are offered poor advice or a service, or if you are facing a legal case with one of your clients.  For the purpose of this article, we will explore the following example and apply it to the mediation, arbitration and litigation process: You have paid for [...]

The pain of being caught up in property-divorce legal battle – Afternoon Voice

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Advocate Pratibha Bangera, practicing lawyer at Family Court, stresses upon the importance of property dispute settlement to speed up divorce with our Editor-in-Chief Dr Vaidehi Taman How are property disputes resolved in divorce matters?   The concept of “Marital home” protects wife and children from being dishoused provided the wife and children have been continuously staying in that house for at least six months. The wife can make an application before the concerned family court for permission to continue to reside as well as apply for a Stay or injunction against the husband from creating third party rights in the “marital [...]

Separating amicably: Easing the financial and emotional cost of divorce

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The end of a union, especially one where there are children, can be a deeply distressing, painful and uncertain time. There are decisions to be made about the children, property and the finances generally – and all at a time when everyone is emotional and finding taking the simplest decisions impossible. Harmonious… separated but still intact… respect… caring for one another….focused on holistic solutions…. These are not sentiments most people associate with the process after family breakdown. However, depending on the pathway chosen and the attitude adopted, these are all the possible outcomes for families upon permanent separation. Emotional complications [...]

2019 a record year for US investment into UK firms despite Brexit

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‘Government needs to do more to improve the welfare of separated families’ – Family Law Week

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Home > News Social Security Advisory Committee publishes report A new report published by the Social Security Advisory Committee highlights steps needed to improve the welfare of separated parents and their children. There are 2.5 million separated families, including 3.9 million children, in Great Britain. The report considers the experience of separated parents and their children in the social security and child maintenance systems. It particularly looks at the experience of parents who are not the main carers, but who want a continuing parental role. Overall, it recognises the difficult public policy choices faced by governments but asks whether separated [...]