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An American woman, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, received a record £337 million as part of the divorce from her husband, Sir Chris Hohn. She was awarded this amount by Mrs Justice Roberts in a private hearing in the family division of the High Court. ... read more
December 3rd, 2014
Andrew Mitchell, the former Cabinet conservative minister, lost his libel case in the High Court yesterday against The Sun, which had printed a front page article saying that Mitchell had called PC Toby Rowland, the police officer guarding the gate to 10 Downing Street, a “pleb”. ... read more
December 2nd, 2014
There are currently more than 70 different ADR schemes in the UK, and some consumers looking to use ADR in their disputes with businesses find their dispute covered by many ADR providers, which can be confusing. ... read more
November 28th, 2014
myBarrister is the first direct access online portal to launch a dedicated app ... read more
November 21st, 2014
Next month, a new shared parental leave (SPL) regime comes into force. The SPL allows working couples whose babies are born on or after 5th April 2015 to share maternity leave and pay. ... read more
November 11th, 2014
Following a change in the law that requires employers to provide pensions automatically for their employees - “automatic enrolment” - The Pensions Regulator issued 162 compliance notices between April and August 2014. These statutory notices give employers a deadline within which to take certain... ... read more
November 6th, 2014
Following a ruling yesterday by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, employees who have worked regular overtime may be able to claim extra holiday pay. Until now, employers generally pay ... read more
November 5th, 2014
Writing in The Law Society Gazette, Rachel Rothwell welcomes the expansion of litigation funding to lower value cases. ... read more
October 29th, 2014
The president of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has publicly questioned whether divorce should remain subject to judicial supervision and whether the grounds for divorce should be simplified. ... read more
October 24th, 2014


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