A New Weddings Law Is Not a Panacea for Unmarried Couples
Graeme Fraser sounds a strong note of caution about the couples who don’t enter into the formalities of marriage and the gaping hole in our family laws.
Family Law Using Crypto Service?
England and Wales as a jurisdiction has been at the cutting-edge of using technology for the benefit of the justice system. The High Court in civil proceedings has just allowed service of proceedings via a non-fungible token (NFT). When and in what circumstances might that be appropriate in family law? The authors look at this developing jurisdiction.
A New Weddings Law – the Law Commission’s Proposals
The Law Commission are proposing far-reaching changes to the law in relation to marriage and weddings. In this article Peter Martin addresses the core issues.
- Law Commission
Issuing English Family Court proceedings in real time: NP v TP
With filing of family court proceedings in England and Wales being increasingly a digital experience, and when the time of filing can be crucial, in the midst of Brexit the government published a series of changes crucially switching the time from the artificiality of when the court office next opened its doors to real-time, digital time. Relatively little attention has been paid to these changes, but they have now become obvious in the application in a recent High Court decision.
- Issuing Proceedings
Major tax changes for divorcing couples
On 22 July 2022 the government released draft legislation which will change the capital gains tax position for divorcing couples.
MCA 1973, s 10(2)–(4): a New Lease of Life?
Before 6 April 2022, this section was rarely encountered in practice. Its purpose, as its headnote indicates, is to offer special protection for respondents. It was not a common feature of the family law landscape simply because its use was restricted to…
- Matrimonial and Non-Matrimonial Property
A Short Childless Marriage Lasting Just Months – an Award Too High?
Analysis of VV v VV – Peel J.
- Premarital Cohabitation
McCloud Remedy – a Ground to Set Aside Financial Orders?
What does the McCloud remedy mean for pension trustees? Do these circumstances amount to grounds to set aside a financial remedy order?
CMS Liability Orders and Appeals Against Liability Orders Made in the Magistrates' Court
Appeals against the making of liability orders.
- Contingent Assets and Liabilities
The Unintended Consequences of Law – a Postscript
A response to Gallagher v Gallagher (No. 1) (Reporting Restrictions)  EWFC 52.