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Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples?

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld have this week been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in their ongoing legal battle for civil partnerships to be made available to opposite sex couples. Mr Keidan, 40, and Ms Steinfeld, 36,…

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…

Slater Heelis Awarded Lexcel Accreditation for 13th Year in a Row

After a rigorous on-site assessment by the Law Society, Slater Heelis has been awarded the Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in practice management and client care for the 13th year in a row. The optional independent assessment benchmarks firms against the…

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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…

CAFCASS assist in almost 40,000 new cases

The Court and Family Advisory and Support Service (known as CAFCASS) have reported that in 2016, they were appointed  to assist on 39,978 new  private law cases. This is an 8.8% increase from 2015. CAFCASS are an independent organisation that…