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How Will Brexit Affect Divorce In The UK?

EU

Brexit is often termed the UK’s divorce from the European Union, but with Article 50 due to be triggered this week, a Report just released by the House of Commons Justice Committee has highlighted that some of our own divorce laws may be affected upon leaving the EU. It has called upon the Government to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Gary Lineker’s magic formula?

Dictionary definition of divorce

Gary Lineker, the former England footballer who has gone through two marriage breakdowns, has recently criticised divorce lawyers in the press for manipulating the process to create hate between spouses in order to increase their fees.  He has stated that there should be some kind of “mathematical equation” to help couples divorce quickly. This time… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Mayo Wynne Baxter seeks wacky ways to get to school

Road Safety Week II

The Personal Injury team at Mayo Wynne Baxter is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign (November 23-29).  The theme for 2015 is ‘Drive less, live more’, and the intention is to reduce the number of car journeys in order to improve road safety and the environment. To… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Widespread condemnation of Government’s enhanced court fees

spending for legal issues

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that it will be increasing court fees in relation to claims for the recovery of money from April 2015. The new “enhanced fee charging” will introduce a fee for all claims worth over £10,000 of 5% of the value of the claim, subject to a maximum fee capped… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What goes up must come down?

£50 notes

Apparently not when it comes to court fees! The latest in a seemingly never-ending round of regular (and regularly massive) hikes in court fees arrived recently. I’m not an economist but I’m pretty sure that these sorts of rises as well as those in directors’ salaries and bankers’ bonuses are hugely disproportionate to the current… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

When Insurance lets You Down

Money sack

I once acted for a client, who’d just bought their dream house and was carrying out extensive conversion works to it. While this was being carried out, he was crammed into a nearby flat. An electrician came to quote for installing the lights and while going down some darkened stairs, stepped on a loose step,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Calling all junior lawyers

As the new National Representative of the Junior Lawyers Division  (JLD) I’ll be doing my best to help the group raise its profile – so thought I’d start with a blog. As the name suggests the JLD is a networking group for lawyers in the early stages of their career. Like me, many are still… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

2012 maternity pay rates

Beyond the babygrows and infinite supply of nappies seemingly necessary when starting a family, there’s the financially terrifying prospect of maternity leave slashing the household income. Some women are lucky enough to work for organisations that pay more than statutory maternity pay. (Check your employment contract or your staff handbook to find out.) But most people… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)