Legal Rankings, divorce and the B word: our round-up of news for Sept – October 2019

If you missed what we’ve been sharing last month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

From our blog:

Done by Christmas: why you should file for divorce in September


Director Rita Gupta looks at why deciding to divorce now in September is important for those looking for clarity over Christmas and a fresh start in the New Year.


Why you should choose a Legal 500 or Chambers and Partners listed law firm


It's that time of year when both the UK Legal 500 and Chambers announce the top ranked lawyers and law firms in the Reading area - and we're proud to be ranked both individually and as a firm in both.

Our latest explains how our rankings in this highly respected and independent guides helps you choose the right legal team for your family law matter or divorce.


Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners : our new 2020 rankings

Legal500 and Chambers Rankings 2020 for LGFL


A quick summary of our latest rankings in the Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners guides for 2020.


No-deal Brexit and family law: the implications

Map UK & EU line between Brexit Law


International family law will be affected by a no-deal Brexit. Our Director Anne Leiper looks at the implications of a no-deal Brexit on international family law issues between the UK and EU member states.


Join Rita Gupta for her first MBL “Financial Remedy Cases” webinar

Clapperboard for Webinar with Rita Gupta


Join Rita Gupta for her first training seminar for legal professionals "Financial Remedy Cases - Practical Tips for Family Lawyers” - worth 1.25 CPD hours (MBL Seminars)


From our social media:

Professional couple spend £500,000 on divorce proceedings

Half a million pounds on ‘destructive and disproportionate’ divorce proceedings!


Rise of the ‘silver splitters’ drives equity release sales amongst singles

One of the results from divorce.


Child contact charity reports fall in solicitors’ referrals

The figures make for sad reading for families and legal aid.

The statistics from the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) showing the fall in referrals from solicitors are a clear indication of the consequences of legal aid reforms for families experiencing separation, according to the NACCC.


The Glasgow Uni boffins trying their hands at designing law-themed board games

People playing with the law!


Supreme court's Lady Hale becomes star of children's book

Lady Hale's done it again. Let's hear it for women in law!


Man who sued ex-wife's lover for breaking up their marriage awarded £605,000

A modern case of using an antiquated law - the ‘Homewrecker’ law in North Carolina.


Struggling financially after divorce? Here's what to do

If you’re not sure how to handle all of these post-divorce financial tasks, this guide will walk you through some of the key steps you need to take.


Two generations of divorce: parents and their adult children

Knowing when to give advice and when to just be there is crucial.


Women’s air launches campaign aimed at teenage girls at risk of relationship abuse

Women’s Aid said that girls are more likely to engage with digital resources than call a helpline, which is why they created a website instead, and are also working on an online chat service.


Johnson pledges to reintroduce domestic abuse legislation

Now lets hope it really does come into law!


University of Glasgow academics design board game to explain law on marriage

University of Glasgow academics are developing a board game to help the public negotiate the complex legal world of marriage.


Bar Council teams up with AI start-up to launch ‘anti-harassment app’

One way to embrace technology.


Top 5 tips for going into business with your spouse

figures show that 42% of marriages break down, which makes divorce a very common process. It’s therefore important to take the necessary steps to divorce-proof your business at the outset if you are planning to build a company with your spouse.

Think of the children: Divorce is difficult - but that doesn't mean it can't be handled well

This article outlines ways to protect children from stress during a bitter divorce battle:


Families Need Fathers Scotland calls for radical change in post-separation parenting arrangements

The Manifesto: The Way Forward for Scotland" calls for changes in the law and legal procedures to “promote the positive value to children of shared parenting”. 


Here’s what young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce

It’s estimated that one in three children under the age of 16 in the UK experiences their parents’ separation. 

So hearing what helped them can be beneficial.


Charities and women’s rights organisations call on the Prime Minister to deliver the Domestic Abuse Bill

One of the results of the current parliamentary turmoil is a backlog of bills that might not progress to the next session. Concerned campaigners have written to the PM to make sure the hard-fought for Domestic Abuse Bill “remains a priority for your government”.


Generation 'Z' likely to demand prenup - survey

The YouGov survey shows that Generation Z are indeed more pragmatic about marriage and preparing before with a pre-nups appears to be on the rise.

Interested in creating a #prenuptial agreement? We can advise on the process call us on 01189 735521