Changes to Divorce Laws

On 6th April 2022 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force, bringing about significant changes to divorce laws and procedures. Under the new rules there will no longer be a requirement to blame the other party or wait for a minimum of 2 years separation before seeking a divorce. It will [...]

2022-06-23T09:47:38+00:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Fault Divorce will come into force on 6 April 2022

It has been announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022. This will allow married couples to divorce without assigning blame. Currently the law provides that unless a couple lives separately for at least 2 years then they may only divorce if one person blames the [...]

2022-06-23T09:53:23+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conclusion to High Profile £450m Divorce Battle

The ex-wife of a Russian billionaire has won a High Court case against her eldest son after he was found to have helped his father protect his assets from his mother’s claims. After an award of £453,576,152 was made in December 2016, Mrs Justice Knowles described Mrs Akhmedova as having been the ‘victim of a [...]

2021-04-29T18:43:54+00:00April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lancaster Family Justice professionals mark good divorce week 2020 with free advice sessions

We are showing our support for Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free advice sessions and reduced rate appointments to families later this month.   Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family [...]

2020-11-19T15:08:30+00:00November 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback Friday

We have recently received great feedback from a client for Anna Wilkinson, one of our solicitors who specialises in matrimonial and family law: "Anna was extremely helpful throughout, very quick and efficient. I feel like she went above and beyond explaining everything to me and led to an excellent conclusion. Very happy with the service [...]

2020-10-23T07:08:45+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costs in Family Proceedings

In family law proceedings each party will usually be responsible for their own legal fees. However, in the recent case of OG v AG, when the Court was being asked to consider an application for costs, penalties were imposed against both parties for their litigation conduct and failure to negotiate. The husband’s litigation misconduct lead [...]

2020-09-21T17:53:01+00:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reforms to Private Law Children Cases

Following a review into ways of managing private law children cases by the Courts during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided that a more tailored approach to individual cases is needed. The new procedure will apply to all applications from the  1st September 2020. The aim is to be more flexible and reduce delays. [...]

2020-09-01T09:47:46+00:00September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courts reopening for face to face hearings

An expansion of face-to-face hearings was planned this week as 16 more court and tribunal buildings open across England and Wales as the pandemic restrictions are lifted. One hundred and fifty-nine HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) locations have remained open throughout the pandemic and a further 9 have opened in the last few weeks. [...]

2020-06-19T14:47:18+00:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It will take more than a virus to knock us down, if we all pull together

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand would like to update and reassure clients regarding the measures we have put in place to ensure that we can continue to support you during these unprecedented times. We have taken various steps to ensure that our offices remain open during this time and at present it is business as usual, [...]

2020-03-19T15:28:30+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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