Divorce rate shoots up

The latest Office of National Statistics figures for 2016 have revealed a sharp rise of 5.8% in the divorce rate for opposite sex couples in England and Wales. This rise bucks the trend of the past five years where the divorce rate…

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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