Fiscal Event Update
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, has announced his new Growth Plan for the UK. Some of the measures will have immediate effect, some take effect in November and others will take effect from 6 April 2023.
- Housing Need
- Income Projections
- Stamp Duty
Zooming In: Video Evidence from Outside the Jurisdiction
This blog post is to inform (or maybe to remind) practitioners of the steps that must be taken if it is proposed that oral evidence be provided from a foreign country by video-link, and of the various matters that fall to be considered.
Where Next for Cohabitation Reform in England and Wales?
Reflections on the Report on the Rights of Cohabiting Partners handed down by the Women and Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament, its key recommendations and the next steps for cohabitation law reform in England and Wales.
Family Law – Not the Poor Relation
A paper delivered (remotely from France) by Hon Mr Justice Mostyn to the 19th National Family Law Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, on Tuesday 16 August 2022.
- Desert Island
Pension Advisory Group II update and consultation
Being in receipt of a significant amount of written and anecdotal feedback on the success or otherwise of the Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce, the chairs of the PAG have concluded that it would be helpful to review and update the 2019 guide.
- Pensions on Divorce
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.