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Monday, 25 October 2010

Pre-Nuptial Agreements Given "Decisive" Status in English Law - Radmacher v Granatino


Recently, the Supreme Court of England and Wales handed down its much anticipated Judgment in the case of Radmacher v Granatino. This case involved a German heiress Katrin Radmacher (estimated to be worth £100m), who wanted to rely on a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, signed prior to her marriage, within her divorce proceedings. The case has received much publicity as the decision sheds light on the validity of Pre-Nuptial Agreements in English law. Hitherto Pre-Nuptial Agreements had not been persuasive on the Courts.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Highest Court in England & Wales Today Ruled That a Pre Nuptial Agreement is Binding

The Supreme Court of England & Wales recently handed down its judgment in the land mark case of Katrin Radmacher, the German paper company heiress, on the validity of the pre-nuptial agreement she signed in 1998 with her then husband, Nicolas Granatino.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Vaughan v Vaughan - Husband to pay wife lump sum 29 years after divorce - "undue hardship"

David Vaughan QC was recently ordered to pay his ex-wife a lump sum of £215,000 despite the fact that they separated 29 years ago and had no children. The couple were married for 13 years and separated in 1981, finally divorcing in 1985. Since the separation Mr Vaughan paid Mrs Vaughan £636,325 in maintenance payments, being £12,000 per year from 1981 to 1991 and thereafter £27,175 per annum.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Grey v Grey

The Effects of Cohabitation on spousal Maintenance Payments

The recent case of Grey v Grey [2009] explored the issues surrounding spousal periodical payments and whether these should be reduced if the wife cohabits with a 3rd party, but does not re-marry.

ASDA: Better Employment Terms for Agency Workers

16th March 2010

ASDA: Better Employment Terms for Agency Workers

Leading supermarket chain ASDA has become the first to implement a new EU Directive giving temporary staff the same rate of pay as permanent staff. This will mean that ASDA's 6,000 agency workers, mostly migrants, will now enjoy the same rates of pay as other workers at ASDA's meat and poultry suppliers.

Monday, 1 February 2010

DIY Detective Work in Divorce Proceedings

DIY Detective Work in Divorce Proceedings

Lisa Tchenguiz, the estranged wife of former Del Monte owner, Vivian Imerman, recently won the right to use 20,000 documents, which were stolen from Mr. Imerman's computer, in an attempt to have a share of his £300 million fortune.

Facebook Divorce Petitions


New research by Divorce-Online has revealed that Facebook is being cited in almost one in five of online divorce petitions.

Debenhams Divorce Gift List


The Debenhams department store chain has launched a divorce gift list service.