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Failure to Disclose Financial Information in Divorce UK
One of the recent trends from the senior Courts in this jurisdiction has been to curtail and/or remove the (arguably somewhat legally unorthodox) practices that have developed over time in family law in order to deal with a variety of different problems which regularly occur in family proceedings - including that of financial disclosure. In particular, the cases of Imerman and Prest, made it plain that the family courts need to play by the ‘same rules’ as their civil counterparts.
Variations of Lump Sum Orders: Hamilton vs Hamilton Case
At the start of the year, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal against the variation of an order made by consent and held that it was an order for payment of a lump sum in instalments which could be varied.
McKenzie Friend or Foe?
McKenzie Friend or Foe? - An article about McKenzie Friends in matrimonial proceedings by Nicola Caffery
Contempt of court and Family Law
A blog by Rebecca Harling in relation to the issue of contempt of court and family law. This follows the recent news events surrounding the matter of Mr & Mrs Young which has led to Mr Young being sentenced to a term of imprisonment for failure to comply with court directions and orders.