SEN children, template divorce, lawyer rankings: our round-up of news for October 2021
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:
In our second article on SEN children and divorce, Director Anne Leiper looks at considerations when drawing up your financial settlements after separation.
How a recent case of 28 identical divorce petitions being dismissed by a judge shows the risks of using online divorce template sites. Very much a case of “DIY divorce in haste, repent at leisure”.
Our 2022 rankings in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK guides for LGFL Ltd and our two Directors, Rita Gupta and Anne Leiper.
From our social media:
Love over royalty
This is a great series. It touches on so many issues of abuse. The difficulty in proving emotional abuse and coercive control, generational differences in the perception of abuse and the cycles of abuse. The protagonist herself leaves a trail of destruction behind her as she navigates her life and survival.
Under current legislation, couples must cite a reason for their divorce – but the new bill will remove that need to put a stop to couples assigning blame at the end of a relationship.
One way to announce you’re divorced.
New domestic abuse case.
Listen to me sing for answers
Hell hath no fury…
Client and divorce lawyer targeted.
Lady Hale unveiled the plaque, saying: Helena Normanton was the pioneer of women barristers. She had to overcome a great deal of prejudice and discrimination. A blue plaque is a fitting tribute to her courage and her example to women barristers everywhere.
And the delays and stresses are being felt across the board.
Four women who were married – and divorced – in their twenties tell the full story.
This article from the FT is worth a read for women who divorced after the state pension age.
The difficult path to divorce for one Jewish woman.
‘We don’t know the full extent of how the end of freedom of movement will impact the sector practically. It’s likely that it will have a huge impact.’
Sistah Space’s call for mandatory training in UK backed by Michaela Coel, FKA twigs and Women’s Equality party.
A recent major piece of research has revealed huge gaps in pension wealth between men and women, showing the need for divorce settlements to be urgently reformed to put pension sharing at their heart.
That's some settlement.
The Law Society stressed that LPAs give ‘sweeping powers’ over life decisions when an individual’s mental capacity is diminished, and are ‘arguably one of the most important legal documents that a person will make’.
The college and the Ministry of Justice say details of the training must be kept from the public in order to preserve judicial independence.
However, Freedom of Information tribunal say otherwise.
In his speech Sire Andrew McFarlane discusses 'what do I want to achieve by the time that I hang up my wig and flashy robes in three years’ time?'.
Budget update: Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces additional funding for SEN children school places and "£200m for the Supporting Families programme to support families who face complex issues that could lead to family breakdown."