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Being Friends With Your Ex: Is It Possible And How Do You Get There?

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Most people I know who are first getting divorced can’t stand their ex-husbands and/or ex-wives. They either have this deep hatred for the person, or they roll their eyes at the mention of his or her name, or they just feel pity for the person. It makes sense if you think about it because at the beginning of a divorce, feelings of anger, bitterness, and resentment are so raw. But I think in time, being friends with your ex isn’t so uncommon. I can speak from personal experience. Here’s a story I never forgot. Several years ago, when I was […]

Council considers new renoviction bylaw

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New details about city hall’s plan to crackdown on “renovictions” have triggered a firm response from an organization representing local landlords. A report to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CAPS) recommends requiring that landlords obtain a special license from city hall if an N13 Notice is being used to remove a tenant because their unit will be undergoing extensive renovations. So-called ‘renovictions’ occur when an unethical landlord takes advantage of the N13 process to evict low-income tenants whose rent is well below the market rate. The staff report reads, “Unfortunately for some tenants, following the […]

Mediation for Divorcing Couples with Children: Secret Advantages

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In the realm of divorce, where tensions often run high and conflicts seem insurmountable, mediation for divorcing couples with children emerges as a lesser-known yet highly effective approach. Here are some lesser-known secrets about mediation for divorcing couples that divorce experts and litigation attorneys may not readily share: 1. Mediation has Predictable Costs And is Budget-Friendly One of the best-kept secrets of mediation for divorcing couples is its predictable, often flat fee structure. Unlike litigation, which can escalate costs unpredictably, mediation allows couples to know their budget upfront. This transparency enables financial planning during an already challenging time, ensuring that […]

Tribunal cases to rise as UK firms push back on remote working, experts say | Working from home

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Lawyers and HR experts expect an increase in employment tribunal cases as companies increasingly clamp down on working from home and staff become resentful that the flexibility they have enjoyed since the pandemic is being slowly rolled back. A number of companies are now advocating a full five-day return to the office, with others enforcing a minimum number of days in the workplace. Administrative staff at Boots, who previously worked in the office three days a week, will return to the office five days a week from September. Many US banks, such as Goldman Sachs, also expect senior staff to […]

Lady chief justice proposes London dispute resolution committee

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Practitioners of different forms of dispute resolution should work together to preserve London’s status as a global legal centre, the lady chief justice said today. In a keynote speech to open London International Dispute Week, Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill proposed the establishment of a London dispute resolution committee to share experience and provide guidance on developments, including new forms of alternative dispute resolution.  ‘There is no reason why the courts, mediation and arbitration centres cannot come together in this way,’ Lady Carr told delegates from 48 different jurisdictions represented at the event’s main conference. Meanwhile the judiciary may need more training […]

Is the central London commercial property sector due for a rebound?

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Despite London’s long established reputation as a global powerhouse and key destination for international capital, it couldn’t dodge the 2022-23 market turbulence, with a 49% drop in investment . High borrowing costs impacting on investor confidence led to a global real estate investment decline. Deals over £100 million, which are crucial for driving investment volumes, suffered most during the downturn. These buyers often rely heavily on leverage, but rising interest rates made financing less attractive, reducing such trades. Despite the downturn, some investors eye a rebound, with Blackstone’s recent £230m purchase of 130-145 New Bond Street potentially reigniting big deals. […]

Post Office fought litigation ‘to resolve key questions’, says refusenik ex-general counsel Jane MacLeod

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A former Post Office general counsel has said the organisation’s ‘aggressive’ approach to fighting litigation was borne of a desire for sub-postmasters to get to the truth of what happened. In a witness statement provided to the Post Office Inquiry, Jane MacLeod said she regretted that her decisions prolonged resolution of issues and extended the distress of convicted sub-postmasters involved in group litigation. But she denied being part of any cover-up to refuse disclosure or deny claimants access to information about Horizon. She said there was no evidence that anyone within the Post Office was actively seeking to withhold evidence, nor […]

Looking at the Bright Side of Divorce

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When I was first going through my divorce, I just wanted to wake up from the nightmare that was my life and let out a really huge scream.  I didn’t want to eat, I couldn’t sleep.  Focus?  What was that?  Life as I knew it died.  And it was an excruciating death.  Then, I started looking at the bright side. I got perspective – one that positively changed my life forever. Divorce can be an OPPORTUNITY!  Here are 10 reasons that looking at the bright side of divorce can completely change your perspective, your divorce experience, and your life: 1. […]

Powerful Business Branding: Create a Lasting Impression

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