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Arbitration unravels pension allocation in lengthy divorce

Michelle Uppal represented a husband in divorce proceedings initiated by his wife following a lengthy marriage. Michelle provided him with general advice on the financial position and the likely re-distribution of assets on divorce where there was no pre-nuptial agreement. ...

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12.07.2022

Varying a joint lives divorce settlement to achieve a clean break

Having agreed all the arrangements for accommodation, children and finances after a divorce, most people are able to move on to build a new life and become self-sufficient without having to revisit the financial settlement.  However, there are occasions where ...

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05.05.2021

Child maintenance responsibilities enforced in China with a Schedule 1 application

Case report: Confidential Some parents will do anything to try and avoid paying their share of child maintenance, even moving to the other side of the world.  But this does not mean that they are beyond the reach of English ...

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24.08.2020

Linda, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Undisclosed financial information in divorce and the power to draw adverse inferences

Case report: Rabia v Rabia [2014] EWCA Civ 1767 in the Court of Appeal, regarding a divorce financial settlement where the calculations were disputed after the husband refused to make full disclosure regarding his assets. Linda Pope (at a previous ...

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01.12.2019

Linda, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Attempt to reduce divorce settlement refused in recognition of contribution to hotelier’s business

Case report: Davies v Davies [2012] EWCA Civ 2012 Linda Pope acted for the wife in a negotiating a divorce settlement which went to the Court of Appeal after the husband disputed the award of a lump sum of £2.2 ...

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03.10.2019

Miles & Partners Solicitors & Advocates, London

London lawyers score pensions success for English client caught up in foreign divorce

In the middle of 2015 a solicitor in the family law team at Miles and Partners Solicitors in East London was asked by a client if it could help them enforce the terms of a pension sharing order they had ...

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19.09.2017

Mediation modern divorce

Michelle Uppal helped two clients to amicably resolve their separation and all issues relating to their child and financial matters, when they approached Miles & Partners for family mediation. Together since university and married for 17 years, the clients had ...

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29.04.2015

Wife’s equitable outcome

When a woman seeking divorce signed an agreement without legal advice, the Miles & Partners team stepped in to challenge the agreement and achieve a fair settlement which has changed our client’s life. Our client married her second husband in ...

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29.04.2015

Fresh start for husband following divorce

Michelle Uppal helped achieve a fair settlement, without going to court, so her client could move on with his life positively following redundancy and divorce. After 18 years of marriage, the couple had one child, aged 15, a joint mortgage ...

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28.04.2015