Are You There ChatGPT? It’s Me, Charlotte – ChatGPT, Generative AI and the Law
Readers will probably have heard by now of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Many of you will have experimented with it, or one of the other available generative artificial intelligence (AI) models such as Microsoft’s Bing. If you have not yet utilised any of these new technologies, you will very likely have read about them. This article is based on my experience with this novel technology, chiefly ChatGPT.
Interview with Sir Mathew Thorpe
Sir Mathew Thorpe, Barrister from 1961, in silk from 1980, Family Division Judge (1988–95), Lord Justice of Appeal (1995–2013) and Deputy Head of Family Justice and Head of International Family Justice (2005–13). Sir Mathew was interview…
The Summary of the Summaries (Spring 2023)
We have summarised the following cases on the Financial Remedies Journal website since the last issue went to press, and now present these as a summary of summaries. Visit the ‘Cases’ tab on the website to search a compendious back catalogue o…
Financial Remedies Case Round-Up: October to December 2022
A sad tale’s best for winter, so we start with October’s Supreme Court decision in Guest v Guest  UKSC 27. As with other leading estoppel cases, it concerned a farm and a promise of inheritance, in reliance on which the claimant undertoo…
Book Review: Quiet Revolutionaries
Dr Andy Hayward reviews Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women’s Association and Family Law, by Sharon Thompson (Hart Publishing, 2022).
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Money Corner: Did the 2022 Permacrisis Reduce Your Client’s Pension Credit?
2022, a year that we all hoped would usher in a return to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, turned out to be full of seismic shifts, and it was certainly a stark reminder that the value of investments can go down as well as up. Investors had to face…
- Money Corner
Tech Corner: Choosing Tech that Will Transform the Way You Work
Non-essential office tech that can transform your work. How to sort the tech needs from the tech thneeds.The Lorax, you’ll know exactly what I mean, if not: ‘A thing that is not required yet is purchased in great amounts anyways’ (www.ur…
- Tech Corner
- Making Sense of Documents
DR Corner: The Drive for Gender Diversity in Private FDRs
Pressures on court time and the increasing use of remote courts over the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the increasing popularity and success of Private FDRs within (and instead of) financial remedy proceedings within the last 5 years.A Private FDR is a &l…
- Efficient Conduct
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- First Appointments
- Private FDR
- Unconscious Bias
- Financial Remedies Court (FRC)
- Financial Remedies
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Litigation Funding – A Brief Overview
Funding family law litigation is a complex process. It should be seen in the context of most family law proceedings operating on the basis of each party paying their own legal costs, with costs orders rarely being available save for litigation misconduct.…
Fair Shares? Sorting Out Money and Property on Divorce
For the 100,000 couples who divorce annually in England and Wales, the financial arrangements they make can determine the future standard of living that they and their children will have. Yet, only a third of them use the legal system to reach a financial settlement, with the remaining two-thirds negotiating their own arrangements or, worse, reaching no settlement at all. Despite numerous calls to reform the law on this issue, very little is known about the detail of how couples negotiate settlements, or of how these work out.