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Is Ryan Giggs a genius?

Recent press reports suggest that Ryan Giggs intends to argue in his divorce proceedings that he made a ‘special contribution’ during his marriage to Stacey: a factor that in rare circumstances justifies the court splitting a couple’s assets in favour…

Whose fault is it anyway?

As discussed in our previous blog, the widely reported case of Tini and Hugh Owens has attracted much criticism of current divorce law. The judgment is now in and, despite highly critical comments about the state of the law from…

No Fault- No Way

Last week the Appeal Court considered an appeal from Tini Owens whose divorce petition had been rejected by a Judge. Tini had claimed that the behaviour of her husband of almost 40 years was unreasonable and gave examples in her…

The End of the Road?

Today’s Supreme Court decision offers a neat analogy with the end of divorce and financial proceedings in family law: what do you do when it’s over and the judge has made his or her decision? Although Mrs May’s government has…

‘Quickie’ Divorces – The Truth Behind the Myth

The so-called ‘quickie’ divorce, seemingly given exclusively to celebrities, has been back in the news following the split of pop star Cheryl and her restaurateur husband of 18 months Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Tabloids reported they were divorced in just 14 seconds.…