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"A horse, a horse, my Kingdom not to have said she was a horse…"

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For one UK ex-wife the dangers of commenting on social media have come home to roost. Laleh Shahravesh is facing jail in Dubai following her posted comments responding to her ex-husband’s post about his new wife on Facebook.

The end of the blame game - the arrival of no fault divorce

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David Gauke the Justice Secretary has today pledged that the new divorce law, which will be based on “no fault”, will be introduced within three months.

Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

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Much of the law regulating family arrangements, Children Orders, Financial Orders, and indeed Divorces themselves are contained within EU law. If that ceases to apply it is important to consider, that urgent steps may need to be taken, or at least considered prior to the exit day.

Revenge is a dish best served… on social media?


Social media affect nearly every aspect of our lives. Their power reaches throughout the generations, from bullying at school to body shaming and the leaking of information as we progress into adulthood. Latterly, we have seen a rise in revenge attacks, no longer carried out by “poison pen” letters, or old fashioned acts of revenge; […]

Ending the 'meal ticket for life'?

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Teresa Cullen and Anna Wakeling explore proposals to reform financial provision on divorce, and the potential impact of such measures The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] 2017-19 (the Bill), a private member’s bill introduced by Baroness Deech (a crossbench peer), received its first reading in the House of Lords on 3 July 2017, with a […]

Brexit and family law – the painful divorce?


Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, commentators have regularly compared our departure from Europe to a couple divorcing. It is self-evident that some of the issues that will need to be addressed are similar; finances have to be sorted out, assets and liabilities must be divided, the “family” future must […]

Myths and Mrs at Christmastime


Whilst we all know that the bearded chap in the red suit really does exist, it is the season when other myths come to the forefront.  Parents can spend endless amounts of time carefully positioning the “elf on a shelf” or Merindor ensuring that there is an endless array of innovative poses for the young […]

2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]

Who owns Mariah Carey’s engagement ring now that the wedding is off?


The American singer wants to keep the £8million that her former fiancé gave to her. Here is the legal situation. Engagement rings vary from the jelly confectionery ring to the specially commissioned diamond variety. It was once thought that the third finger of the left hand had a special vein leading to the heart, the […]

2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

Fladgate partners included in recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016

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Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants have been included in the recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016, a guide to advisers within the private wealth management sector. Matthew Bennett Honours List Teresa Cullen Family & Matrimonial – Prominent Figure Simon Ekins Contentious Trusts – Prominent Figure Paul Howcroft Art Advisory Richard Kaufman […]

‘Tis the season…to reopen your divorce settlement?


It emerged last week that a software error on the financial statement form (more commonly known as the Form E in divorce proceedings) produced by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) – on their website, no less – may lead to thousands of financial settlements needing to be reopened as they are based on incorrect calculations. […]