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Linda Pope unravels complex finances in a clean break divorce settlement

Linda Pope acted for a lady who had applied for a divorce from her husband in 2019 after a marriage of 17 years.  The breakdown of the relationship had been very acrimonious, with allegations of domestic and financial abuse by ...

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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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Mediation resolves financial issues to secure clean break divorce

Having a neutral person unpick the different elements of a relationship breakdown can be helpful in putting things into perspective. It can also help a couple to focus on solutions and arrangements for the future. This was the situation for ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Mediation in 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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