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Unanimous rejection by the Supreme Court!

Unanimous rejection by the Supreme Court!

Owens v Owens: Supreme Court ruling.  Time for reform? Many will feel the frustration and disappointment which Tini Owens will be feeling following the Supreme Court’s unanimous rejection on 25 July 2018 – her third round of defeat in the overall Court process – of her appeal against the refusal of her behaviour based divorce […]

Can you work and sleep at the same time?

Can you work and sleep at the same time?

The law states that employees and workers are entitled to be paid for the work that they do and details the minimum amount that they should be paid for that work. Few people would disagree with this as a principal, but the question of what actually constitutes as ‘work’ has proved difficult to define. In […]

City of London to host new specialist cybercrime and fraud Court

City of London to host new specialist cybercrime and fraud Court

A new flagship Court specifically designed to tackle cybercrime, fraud, and economic crime is set to be built in the City of London, following an announcement by the Lord Chancellor on Wednesday 4 July 2018. The new 18-courtroom legal centre, which is to be built on the site of Fleetbank House, will also deal with […]

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for IR Global ‘Member of the Year 2018’

Blaser Mills Law shortlisted for IR Global ‘Member of the Year 2018’

For the second year running, Blaser Mills Law has been shortlisted for the IR Global ‘Member of the Year 2018’. IR Global is an international law network that connects us to highly recommended lawyers across the world. In addition to giving us access to a global network of expert advisers, we are able to keep abreast […]

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Introduced for Controlling or Coercive Behaviour and Harassment

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Introduced for Controlling or Coercive Behaviour and Harassment

The Sentencing Council has today published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences that include offences involving the sharing of ‘revenge porn’. Tougher punishments could now be imposed against any defendant sentenced on or after 1 October 2018. The new guidelines, introduced after a public consultation, also cover the range of sentences available for defendants charged […]

‘We did it for Britain’s 33m cohabiting couples!’. A victory in Court regarding Civil Partnership

‘We did it for Britain’s 33m cohabiting couples!’. A victory in Court regarding Civil Partnership

Stop Press! Heterosexual couples, not just homosexual couples, are expected to be able to enter a civil partnership instead of marriage as a result of yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in London. The UK’s highest Court, which unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, concluded the couple’s well-publicised and long-running […]

Heathrow Expansion

Heathrow Expansion

MPs Prepare to Vote for a Commercial Take-Off! “Check in” – a look back on events leading to today’s vote In 2009 the incumbent transport secretary Geoff Hoon declared that the cabinet at the time supported the notion of a Third Runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. On 5 June 2018, almost ten years […]

End of the road for the High Street?

End of the road for the High Street?

This morning’s news of yet another high-street name in decline provides further proof of the difficulties facing the retail sector. As more and more of us choose to shop online, retailers are struggling to meet the cost of retaining a high-street presence. Today’s news of the closure of 31 House of Fraser stores comes on […]

Annual Family Finance Update

Recently, the Family & Divorce team co-hosted an Annual Family Finance Update at The Langham, London. The update was delivered by Pump Court Chambers’ Edward Boydell. This was then followed by a debate led by Leslie Samuels QC who represented the argument for special contributions, while Geoffrey Kelly presented the argument against. The seminar was […]