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Lessons to be learned from PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Limited

May 6th, 2014

It is a well-established principle that an unreasonable refusal to participate in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a form of unreasonable conduct of litigation and, to which the court is likely to respond by imposing costs sanctions on the winning party. This principle was established in Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust [2004] 1 […]

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How much should my Divorce cost?

April 14th, 2014

In the recent decision in Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 750 (Fam) the Court made a ruling with regards to whether the English Courts had jurisdiction. Mr Justice Holman spoke in his judgment of “eye-watering” legal fees of £1.6 million, especially given that preliminary issues were still not yet decided. This of course is an […]

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A comment on the fallout from Mitchell v NGN

April 9th, 2014

A few months have now passed since the high profile decision by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v NGN and, on the face of it, the outcome looks bleak for practitioners across the country. Litigation has become a procedural nightmare, causing sleepless nights and placing huge amounts of pressure on the already burdened shoulders […]

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New found flexibility in rectifying wills

April 3rd, 2014

Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2 The Supreme Court gave an important judgment on the ability of the Courts to rectify wills, under their statutory powers, in order to give effect to a testator’s intentions. The facts of this case were fairly straightforward. Mr and Mrs Rawlings had instructed a solicitor to prepare for them […]

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Fixed fee divorce

January 28th, 2014

Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. We try and take the stress out of divorce by helping you through the legal process for a fixed fee. We also offer help in sorting out the division of family assets and finances, and sorting out custody and contact arrangements for any children. As a […]

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Seek help before you help yourself

December 20th, 2013

It has been a long been established in what came to be known as the ‘Hildebrand Rules’ (Hildebrand v Hildebrand [1992] 1 FLR 244) that the family courts will not penalise either spouse for secretly obtaining, taking and copying each other’s documents in financial remedy proceedings – provided they not been taken by force – […]

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A comment on the decision in Mitchell v NGN

December 15th, 2013

Definitive guidance from the Court of Appeal on the post-Jackson era of litigation – a comment on the decision in Mitchell v NGN. The Court Appeal has sent out a very clear message in the decision in Mitchell v News Group News Papers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 that the courts will take a strict approach […]

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