Market Turbulence and Cash Equivalent Values (CEVs) for Defined Benefit Pensions, Q3 2022
If you have a CEV for a case which is only 3 or 4 months old, it is very likely that it will have fallen and will be out of date.
- Pensions on Divorce
Law Commission – Contempt of Court Project: Memorandum by Sir James Munby (26 September 2022)
Sir James Munby raises eight topics which the Law Commission might consider as part of its Contempt of Court Project.
Special Measures and Vulnerable Witnesses in the Financial Remedies Court: Where Do We Stand?
In the last nine months, three private law children cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal provided crucial guidance on special measures and the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in the Family Court.
- Special Measures in Conduct of Hearing
The Mini-Budget Economic Crisis – What Does This Mean for Financial Remedy Applications?
So, what does the current crisis mean for people who have just settled their financial remedy claims, and what does it mean for those currently being processed by the system?
- Setting Aside Orders (Including Barder Applications)
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.