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  • Court backs recoverability of agency fees in PI claims – Law Gazette March 15, 2019
    The court has ruled in favour of claimants in a battle over medical agency fees that affects thousands of low-value personal injury cases. Ruling in Beardmore v Lancashire CC in Liverpool County Court earlier this month, Judge Graham Wood QC rejected the defendant’s attack on the recoverability of agency fees charged for obtaining medical records […]
  • Best Man takes bets on when couple will divorce and announces it in his wedding speech – 9Honey March 15, 2019
    Making a speech at your best friend’s wedding can be a daunting prospect, and the pressure to be equal parts funny, entraining and inspiring, while also including a few key tear-jerking moments, is high. But one Best Man has taken the tear-jerking brief a little too far, prompting the bride to break down mid-way through […]
  • Emmerdale revealed as the divorce capital of soap world with nearly 70% of couples’ marriages fail -… March 15, 2019
    Emmerdale has been revealed as the divorce capital of the soap world. The long-running show has seen more than 68% couples break up their marriages in 46 years. A divorce happens on average every 189 episodes in the British soap set in Yorkshire. Around 61% of marriages end in divorce and a further 7% end […]
  • Divorce a factor behind children leaving school early, study finds March 15, 2019
    Divorce is one of the most significant contributors to students’ decision to leave school early, a study on early school leaving by President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society has found. The study, carried out by the National Observatory for Living with Dignity within the foundation, found that what students’ experience at home impacted their […]
  • Humanist marriages ‘least likely to end in divorce’ March 15, 2019
    Humanist weddings are growing in popularity in the UK. Well, let’s be accurate… Humanist weddings are growing in popularity in Scotland. David Cameron, in his infinite wisdom, and even though he fought for gay marriage in Parliament, put the kaibosh on humanist weddings for no discernible reason. Scotland, on the other hand, has embraced humanist […]
  • A Humanist wedding ceremony cuts the risk of divorce by two-thirds March 15, 2019
    A new study has found that people who marry in Humanist ceremonies are three times less likely to get divorced. Humanist ceremonies, which are legally recognised in Scotland and Northern Ireland, are non-religious and more flexible than civil or register office ceremonies. Humanists UK say that, ‘a humanist, non-religious wedding ceremony gives you the opportunity […]
  • Paul Hollywood’s wife Alex gives first TV interview since ‘hard’ divorce: ‘It’s been a legal nightma… March 15, 2019
    They’ve been separated since 2017, and today Paul Hollywood’s wife Alex gave her first TV interview since the split. The mum-of-one, who was married to the Great British Bake Off star for 19 years, appeared on This Morning to give her side of the story. READ MORE CELEBRITY NEWS Last month, reports emerged that Alex […]
  • Laurence Fox reveals he said ‘goodbye to his money’ in crippling divorce from Billie Piper – Daily M… March 15, 2019
    Laurence Fox has divulged details of the crippling financial side to his 2016 divorce from wife Billie Piper.  The 40-year-old actor spoke to The Times, as he branded the split 'hor-rend-dous' and admitted he misses the 'large bank account' he shared with his then-wife, with whom he has sons Winston, 10, and Eugene, six.  In […]
  • Mirror publisher loses appeal to protect confidential sources in phone-hacking litigation March 15, 2019
    The publisher of the Mirror titles and the Sunday People has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to ensure confidential sources are protected in the disclosure of call records as part of phone-hacking litigation. Mirror Group Newspapers applied to the High Court in March last year to amend the “early disclosure” regime, which means […]
  • Mirror publisher loses appeal to protect confidential sources in phone-hacking litigation – Press Ga… March 15, 2019
    The publisher of the Mirror titles and the Sunday People has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to ensure confidential sources are protected in the disclosure of call records as part of phone-hacking litigation. Mirror Group Newspapers applied to the High Court in March last year to amend the “early disclosure” regime, which means […]
  • How To Move On During Life After Divorce & Heal Your Broken Heart | Dr Karen Finn – YourTango March 15, 2019
    You can overcome your fears if you learn to listen to them differently. When the Kansas tornado picked up Dorothy’s house and whisked it off to Munchkinland, she was naturally afraid. And feeling scared of life after divorce isn’t much different, really. Marriage, with all its imperfections and frustrations, is the thing you "know". Or […]
  • 12 Smart Ways to Make Dating After Divorce Easier, According to Therapists March 14, 2019
    After the stress of going through a divorce, it can be difficult to think about dating again. Everyone has their own timeline for when they might want to get out there. "More important than the length of time is what one does during that time," says Christina Jones, LCSW. "It's important to be self-reflective and […]
  • Divorce is already costly but these mistakes will put a bigger dent in your wallet March 13, 2019
    Liz Weston NerdWallet Published 6:00 AM EST Mar 3, 2019 If you're getting a divorce, it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations. One client’s husband, for example, insisted he couldn’t afford a […]
  • How to avoid extra heartache when love breaks down… and the splitting couple are business partners t… March 12, 2019
    For the owner of a business, there are few things worse than getting divorced. Whether your business interests are in partnerships, as a sole trader or shareholdings in private companies, they can all be seriously affected by a divorce – which, despite the statistics showing that more than a third of all marriages will end […]
  • 4-3 Family Works — Speaking on divorce and adolescents March 11, 2019
    By ROB COOMBS I’ll never forget the reflections of one teen as she told me of the day she heard that her parents were seeking divorce. “We were sitting around our kitchen table. I knew why we were summoned for that family meeting. My dad, my dad was telling us that he was moving away, […]
  • When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want A Divorce March 10, 2019
    My heart went out to this woman, whose spouse doesn’t want a divorce: “I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t.  I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said okay, but never went. I told him I […]
  • Is a declaration of trust legally binding? Can I get my share of the money back from my ex if we bou… March 9, 2019
    Question: My ex-girlfriend and I bought a house together five years ago. I paid a deposit of £100,000. We both contributed equally to the mortgage and other outgoings. Our relationship broke down and she has now moved out. When we bought the house our solicitor did a declaration of trust saying I would get my […]
  • Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce – Mediate.com March 8, 2019
    Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases. Many people wrongly assume that the only way to resolve a high-conflict case is to go to court. Although there may be certain cases that absolutely cannot be settled without […]
  • 7 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Scared of Life After Divorce March 7, 2019
    — When the Kansas tornado picked up Dorothy’s house and whisked it off to Munchkinland, she was naturally afraid. Feeling scared of life after divorce isn’t much different, really. Marriage, with all its imperfections and frustrations, is the thing you “know.” Or at least you think you do. It’s the “Auntie Em,” the point on […]
  • Grants given to support victims of domestic abuse in family courts March 6, 2019
    Home > News Personal Support Unit and Citizens Advice Witness Service share £900K The government has awarded £900,000 to organisations based in some family courts to provide in-court support to victims of domestic abuse. In the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and consultation response published on 21 January 2019, government announced its intention to improve support […]
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