On the sad occasion that a couple decides to end their engagement prior to the marriage, a question that is often asked is who gets to keep the ring? Often, engagement rings are expensive items that can hold important familial or emotive ties. The usual rule is the person who receives the ring may [...]
Theresa May announced this week that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling on 27th of June this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law. [...]
Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP are delighted to announce that Catherine Longshaw (Head of Family) will become a Partner of the firm on 1st October 2018. Many congratulations Catherine from all of us at MWW LLP.
In a move welcomed by the majority of family lawyers, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced plans to introduce no fault divorce and launched a consultation on reforming the divorce laws that are almost fifty years old. The consultation follows a successful campaign led by Resolution, whose members are family lawyers and other professionals committed [...]
England, UK . 17.5.2018. London . Parliament. Senior family lawyers call on the Government to reform outdated divorce laws and end the blame game as landmark Owens v Owens divorce case heads to the Supreme Court.Licensed for editorial and PR use free of charge in connection with this event, all other rights reserved.Copyright [...]
If you are not married or in a civil partnership and have chosen to move in with your partner, it is advisable to enter into a Cohabitation Agreement. The number of unmarried couples has doubled since the mid 1990’s but the legal status in unchanged. Many unmarried couples mistakenly believe that if they are [...]
In the court of first instance, Mrs Waggott received an award totalling £9.76 million and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life. Mrs Waggott appealed the decision on two grounds: Mr Waggott’s ‘earning capacity’ was capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies, and: Whether it was fair that she be [...]
Read the article written by Mike Davidson and Ali Granville (Associates in our Family Law department) which can be accessed in full here. I HAVEN'T SEEN MY DAUGHTER FOR OVER THREE YEARS, WHERE DO I START? You should start by attempting to discuss with your daughter’s Mother why she is not letting you see your daughter. If [...]