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Understanding Divorce

  • ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    The ‘no fault’ divorce bill (officially the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill) has now passed successfully through Parliament and awaits Royal Assent.  Once the bill has received Royal Assent, the first applications for ‘no… Read More

  • Divorcing in Denmark: How does it compare to the UK?

    Divorcing in Denmark: How does it compare to the UK?

    Until recently, ‘divorce’ in Denmark meant completing a straightforward online application form and paying a £56 fee. However, new legislation came into force in April, requiring divorcing couples to wait for a period of three months and… Read More

  • Divorcing online in the New Year?

    Divorcing online in the New Year?

    The Ministry of Justice is celebrating the results from a £1bn investment to introduce new technology into the court system. Online divorce was one of several services introduced in the last 12 months. This was in response to… Read More

  • The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    We’re delighted to be recommended for our work in claimant personal injury, family law and personal tax, trusts and probate in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The independent guide surveys over 250,000 corporate counsel each… Read More

  • More legal protection offered for unmarried couples

    More legal protection offered for unmarried couples

    A new change in the law is set to offer more legal protection for unmarried couples. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 enabled same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership, whilst the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 allowed same… Read More

  • No fault divorce: Mrs Owens' final appeal

    No fault divorce: Mrs Owens' final appeal

    The Supreme Court handed down Judgment yesterday relating to Mrs Owen’s final appeal against a decision to dismiss her divorce petition. Mrs Owens, who has lived separately from Mr Owens for 3 years, will have to remain married until she… Read More