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  ‘No-Fault’ Divorce: Historic But Only A Halfway Mark  

Today is an historic day for family law in England and Wales. It marks the day on which the provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/11/contents/enacted) come into force. Most notable of them all is the removal of the need for spouses to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriages. The […]

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  Flexibility Is The Key: International Women’s Day And The Workplace  

This year marks the centenary of a milestone in the history of the legal profession. In 1922, Carrie Morrison, Mary Pickup, Mary Sykes and Maud Crofts became the first women to qualify as solicitors. That they were only able to do so after the passing of a landmark piece of legislation – the Sex Disqualification […]

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  Covid And The Case For ‘No-Fault’ Divorce  

Although it might seem tempting at times, it can be perilous for any one person to make generalisations based on their own experience. Even campaigns on issues which appear to have broad support can be shaped by the opinions of those leading the push to achieve a specific objective. We don’t always have the benefit […]

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  Domestic Conflict and Covid  

Even now, just days into the second national lockdown declared by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to control the spread of coronavirus, we are still learning about the impact of the first set of restrictions imposed in March. Much attention has, of course, been focused on those who unfortunately contracted Covid-19 as well as the considerable […]

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  When The Final Whistle Blows: Elite Sport And Divorce  

This summer should have been another glorious one for fans of all kinds of sports. As well the European Football Championships, the tennis at Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup, those unable to travel to Tokyo would have been glued to their televisions for the Olympic Games. That was, of course, before the global Coronavirus pandemic […]

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  Clocking Into Work and Clocking Out of Marriage? Shift Work and Divorce  

One piece of advice commonly offered to staff in a wide range of businesses is “not to take your work home with you”. The guidance is intended to prevent individuals whose office hours might be filled with relatively stressful tasks not being entirely able to switch off when they clock out and head back to […]

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  Losing The Connection: How Being Internet Savvy is Fuelling Over-65 Divorce  

Technology, it is said, has made us a more connected world than at any point in our history. It wasn’t so long ago that we marvelled at how air flight has made far-flung parts of the globe easily accessible in little over a century since the Wright brothers first took to the air. Yet, in […]

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  After A Fashion: Could Marriage Be On The Rebound?  

Among William Shakespeare’s many contributions to the English language, one is his ability to distill acute observations on romance into the kind of pithy phrases which linger long in the individual memory and even longer in the collective vocabulary. In ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, no less, he remarked that “the course of true love never did […]

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