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What happens at a Finding of Fact hearing?

Where there is a contested factual dispute which is relevant to the welfare of children or domestic abuse, the court may deem it appropriate for a Finding of Fact hearing to take place. This gives the court the opportunity to hear oral evidence of the...

Ambiguous will of former professional British racing driver considered by the High Court

The recent case of Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity and others [2020] EWHC 3295 (Ch) concerned the will of former British racing driver, Barrie Russell Williams. Mr Williams, a respected figure on the British racing circuit and...

What options are available to resolve a family dispute?

There are numerous issues that arise following the breakdown of a relationship or marriage, including but not limited to divorce proceedings , child arrangements and financial arrangements. There are various options available to help resolve the issues and...

Employment Bulletin - January 2021

Welcome One consequence of the ending of the UK’s transition period following its exit from the EU is that the Government is now free to make changes to employment law that would not have been possible before. There are some limits,...

Employment Bulletin - January 2021

Welcome One consequence of the ending of the UK’s transition period following its exit from the EU is that the Government is now free to make changes to employment law that would not have been possible before. There are some limits,...

What is a Scott Schedule in Family proceedings?

A Scott Schedule is a schedule or table used in family proceedings when the Court is being asked to make a finding about allegations or facts that are in dispute. The schedule or table will summarise the allegations that are in dispute and will allow the...

How will Family Law change in 2021?

How will Family Law change in 2021? In this blog one of George Green’s Family Law solicitors , Aimee Stokes, predicts how family law might change in the upcoming year.  Family law is a wide area of the law that covers divorce, division of...

What happens at an FHDRA (First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment)?

FHDRA stands for First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment and is, generally, the first court hearing in Child Act proceedings. At an FHDRA, the Court will look at the issues involved and consider how the matter should be progressed. If the parties are...

Will completion of my divorce end all financial claims that my spouse has against me?

Married couples in England and Wales have financial claims against each other in respect of income, capital and pension. These financial claims do not automatically come to an end once the Decree Absolute has been granted and once the divorce is complete....

What is a Matrimonial Home Rights Notice?

When a spouse or civil partner is not named on the title to the family home they still have rights of occupation of the property.  If your marriage or civil partnership breaks down and the family home is held in the sole name of your spouse or civil...
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