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Blog 13th March 2019

Credit Hire, Loss of Use and Illegality

Shadbolt v Stefanatica (unreported) When a person is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident, they are usually entitled to two vehicle related heads of loss; diminution and loss of use. Diminution is usually (although not always) quantified using the reasonable cost of repairs required to put the vehicle back into its pre-accident condition. Loss […]

Blog 16th January 2019

QOCS tool box more than just Fundamental Dishonesty

Kraszewski v UK Insurance Ltd (Hastings 31/12/18) Since the introduction of One-Way Qualified Cost Shifting (QOCS), Defendants have had limited opportunity to recover the costs incurred in resisting unmeritorious claims. Fundamental Dishonesty, under CPR 44.16, has understandably attracted significant focus from Courts and Insurers given the novelty of the legal concept and the public policy […]

Blog 15th November 2018

Parental Alienation: practical tips to try and break the deadlock

1. Parental alienation is where a parent intentionally (or, as importantly, unintentionally) negatively influences their child’s view of the other parent. Parental alienation is now illegal in Brazil and Mexico and is widely recognised in the US and Canada. 2. Some of the most common signs of parental alienation are: Constantly saying negative things about […]

Blog 7th November 2018

“An affront to justice” – leveling the playing field one pound at a time

The High Court has recently re-affirmed its inherent jurisdiction to make a ‘pound for pound’ order in respect of a party’s future legal costs in financial proceedings. The case of LKH v TQA AL Z [2018] EWHC 2436 (Fam) involved an application for financial relief following an overseas divorce under Part III of the Matrimonial […]

Blog 31st October 2018

International child abduction: The past, present and future of Pakistan

Parental child abductions from the UK to Pakistan remain rife. As the 96th contracting state to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 (‘the Hague Convention’), Pakistan has finally committed to the international standards of protecting children from the harmful effects of wrongful removal, and ensuring prompt return to the […]

Blog 12th October 2018

Secure accommodation – where are we now?

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week. Secure accommodation applications and procedure continues to be an area at the forefront of criticism by both judges and practitioners alike. Applications are becoming more and more common as secure placements are used to protect children […]

Blog 3rd October 2018

Akhter v Khan

Following the efforts of Williams J to grant a decree of nullity as opposed to a finding of non-marriage in relation to an Islamic marriage, Mark Ablett discusses and clarifies the outcome of the much-publicised case of Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54. The factual background to this case is set out in a detailed […]

Blog 2nd October 2018

No fault divorce: A step in the right direction or a step too far?

The Government has announced that it intends to reconsider how married couples can seek to divorce. The current law in relation to divorce is set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. At present, those wishing to divorce may only do so if the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’. To apply for a divorce a […]

Blog 27th September 2018

How to avoid problems of enforcement: Sale of FMH

It is always sensible to draft final orders with one eye on enforcement. An order for sale of the former matrimonial home (‘FMH’) can be a particularly emotive order, often fiercely resisted by one of the parties. This post is a summary of practical suggestions to ensure a sale goes smoothly when anticipating – and […]

Blog 12th September 2018

Can attitudes change now that India has decriminalised homosexuality?

6th September 2018 will forever be a momentous day in Indian history. This is the day that the Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality. The end of this 24-year legal battle is not just a break from an “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary” law, but also a break from yet another colonial tie. Section 377 of […]

Blog 15th August 2018

Can the Employment Tribunal limit the number of discrimination claims at one hearing

“Only with great caution”, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tarn v Hughes (& Ors) UKEAT/0064/18/DM – and the EAT then went on to give some helpful guidance on case management of discrimination claims. In Tarn , the claimant GP had brought a large number of complaints of discrimination against her (former) partner GPs. At […]

Blog 8th August 2018

What’s new with Trade Secrets?

With the tennis, the world cup, President Trump’s visit, the heatwave and the endless Brexit drama, it may have escaped you that on 9 June 2018 the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 came into force. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know when dealing with the errant employee who has run […]

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