needs

Guidance on financial needs from The Family Justice Council

The Family Justice Council (FJC) has published its second edition of “Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce”, described by President James Munby as, “…an invaluable tool for the judiciary in relation to the making of orders to meet financial needs following divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships.“ The guidance is intended to clarify the meaning of “financial needs” on …

The Split

The Split – BBC drama not reflective of family lawyers

The BBC’s latest prime-time drama, The Split, has been widely criticised by family solicitors for its negative portrayal of lawyers and their involvement in family disputes. Despite benefiting from solicitors consulting on the programme, a general theme of complaints from Resolution has included (watch out for spoilers!): (a) When meeting sportswear mogul Davey McKenzie, played by Stephen Tompkinson, his prospective …

pre-nuptial

Pre-nuptial agreement departed from on grounds of fairness

The High Court recently set out a judgment by Mrs Justice Roberts on the application of a pre-nuptial agreement, departed from by the court on the grounds of a fundamental flaw as to its fairness, when considering the future provision for the wife. some 18 months since financial remedy proceedings were issues, the court heard of the relationship of KA …

LASPO

LASPO fallout – mediation failing to relieve the court’s workload

Between October and December 2017, mediation instructions fell by 15%, when compared to the same period in 2016, with the total number of initial mediation instructions currently standing at around 1,500 – the lowest  number of initial instructions in any quarter since the implementation of the LASPO Act. Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) during this same period were down …