Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grocer offering legal advice?

Following the much publicised launch of another High Street initiative aiming at “popularising” legal services, South East Business News (July 2012), has predicted the sound of the death knells for the smaller legal practice. Tina Williams of City law firm … Continue reading

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Facebook can catch you!

It would appear that wherever you are the Courts can catch-up with you. Following a claim for over-paid commission by a former employee, Mr Justice Teare granted brokerage firm, Traditional Financial Services (TFS), permission to serve Court proceedings by Facebook. The … Continue reading

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Stantons beats the Government with Divorce Advice

The Sunday Times (24/6/12) announced that the Government is to produce a guide on how to conduct a marital or relationship breakdown amicably.  Particular attention is to be focussed on ‘how not to quarrel in front of the children’, and … Continue reading

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Dads and Contact

Research suggests that one in three dads loses contact with their children within three years of separation (if that is true). Sitting as a Deputy District Judge in the Principal Registry, I see how this happens and to be fair … Continue reading

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Early Neutral Evaluation – FDR with fewer tears?

In divorce proceedings a crucial stage is the Financial Dispute Resolution hearing or FDR. The FDR is a form of early neutral evaluation: in an informal setting the Judge expresses a view about the likely outcome of the dispute in … Continue reading

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The Sun as a legal textbook

A little while ago I went to Rochester Grammar School as part of their careers programme to talk about Family Law as a career but to make it more interesting I called the talk “how to make a profitable career … Continue reading

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