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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Divorcing outside the EU

clip_image001In our recent blog we looked at some of the differences between divorcing in the EU and divorcing in the UK and in particular the need for fast action. In this blog we will look at some of the considerations you should make when planning a divorce outside of the EU.

Unlike divorces in the EU, divorces that take place elsewhere do not require as much haste, although it is still recommended to be the first spouse to petition for a divorce. Different countries have different attitudes towards divorce and it could be that the country your spouse aims to start proceedings in will rule more favourably towards them than you.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A step-by-step guide to due diligence by Harry Dronfield

This article was originally published in the Solicitors Journal as part of the Commercial Law Practice: An Expert Guide.  In it Harry Dronfield (an associate solicitor at Rollingsons Solicitors) discusses legal due diligence in the context of a sale and purchase of a company or business where the solicitors acting on behalf of the parties participate in the due diligence exercise on behalf of their clients.

Click here to download the PDF.

Find out more about Harry Dronfield.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Why is it important to seek early advice when considering a divorce in the EU?

clip_image001The process of divorce is never pleasant and spouses will often seek to get proceedings over as quickly as possible. However, timeliness can be particularly important in international divorce cases. Here we will explain why.

As of 2001, EU regulations were introduced which meant that the first spouse to begin divorce proceedings would be able to choose which country their divorce takes place in. As many countries treat divorce settlements differently to each other, this could in theory benefit one spouse over the other and therefore it is critical to seek legal advice quickly when dealing with an international divorce.

Nestlé struggle to trade mark KitKats

More than one billion KitKats are bought per year, the product is hugely popular across Europe, North America and Asia and the bar’s design is thought to be widely recognised. Nestle, the manufacturer of KitKats, have recently tried to prevent other products being produce with the same four-fingered design by protecting the chocolate bar with a trade mark in the UK.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Grounds for divorce outside of England & Wales – what you should know

clip_image001In our recent guide to International Divorce we looked at the many different considerations that need to be made when planning to dissolve a marriage outside of the UK.

However, even within the UK there are differences in the divorce process. In this blog we will detail the differences in the legal grounds for divorce in England & Wales compared with that of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Relocating your child to another country

clip_image001There a number of different reasons that a parent might decide to take a child abroad, but without consent from both parents this act is viewed by law as child abduction and a serious breach of a parent’s right to custody.

Divorces bring with them a large amount of upheaval, not only for the spouses but also for any children who might be involved. Uncertainty over what is happening with their parents’ relationship and what the final outcome may mean for their own future can stir up a whole range of emotions in children. Because of this, parents will usually want to make swift decisions over where and with whom the child will live, in order to bring some stability back to their life.