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Sharp v Sharp – a case of ‘Miller-lite'Subscription

20 June 2017By

Wife successfully challenges divorce judgment awarding ex-husband of four years £2.7M. 

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Ex-wife awarded £453 million in divorce

24 May 2017By

Fatimah Farag, an assistant solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, discusses the recent decision in AAZ v BBZ and Others [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam) and the court’s approach to the parties’ huge levels of wealth.

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We want to hear about your recent court experiences

24 May 2017

With growing concerns over the court system, we want to hear about your experiences and the problems which affect you and your clients. 

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Transparency in the family courtSubscription

22 May 2017By

Mary Fapojuwo writes about Dr Doughty’s recently published research, which illustrates that Sir James Munby’s 2014 guidance for the judiciary, directing the courts to publish more cases on BAILII, has failed to achieve the cultural change envisioned. 

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Knowledge sharing: a strategic imperative for family law practices

11 May 2017By

Sara Hunt, knowledge lawyer for the family team at Farrer & Co, discusses how family law firms can effectively share knowledge.

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What the general family lawyer should know about surrogacy lawSubscription

8 May 2017By

Colin Rogerson, associate and solicitor advocate at Dawson Cornwell, explains what family lawyers should know about surrogacy law. 

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Content marketing for family lawyers Subscription

5 May 2017By

Alex Heshmaty explains what content marketing is, and how family law firms can use it to grow their client base and build a rapport with them. 

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