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  Schedule One, Special Circumstances And Clarity From The Court Of Appeal  

Over the course of recent decades, the nature of domestic relationships in British homes has undergone tremendous change. Only in recent days, my colleague Alice Rogers has written on this ‘blog of the speed with which cohabitation has become more frequent – up by almost 60 per cent in less than 20 years – shedding […]

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  CONVENIENCE OR COMPLEXITY: PART III PROCEEDINGS – ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND THE NEED TO REVIEW  

Every so often, cases come before the family courts which command news coverage due to the size of the sums involved or the renown of the participants. In the last week, one such matter was determined by the Court of Appeal (https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2021/702.html). It has decided to allow Natalia Potanina to proceed with her claim for […]

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  Literature, Litigation Funding And A Long-Running Divorce  

It’s entirely possible that anyone reading reports of some of the divorces which feature in our national newspapers might conclude that the entire process is highly dramatic. The reality is that most marriages are brought to a legal conclusion in a relatively straightforward fashion. Although sometimes distressing for those involved, there is little of the […]

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  Null And Void: Is It Time To Update Grounds For Annulment?  

Over the course of the last year, much of what had previously passed for our normal lives at work and at home seems to have been put on hold. Despite all that delay and postponement, however, one development with the potential to impact households across England and Wales is still scheduled to take place later […]

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