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Case study: Clarke Willmott receive £16,000 in compensation for client

Our Medical Negligence team recently acted on behalf of a client, know as AA, after a foreign body was discovered in her abdomen AA had undergone a number of surgeries in the past. Over the years she had suffered from significant ongoing problems, the cause of which could not be...

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Inheritance issues for the LGBTQ+ community

What do LGBTQ+ families and individuals need to be aware of? In some ways the law is still evolving to encompass the different forms of family that now recognised and consequently LGBTQ+ families and individuals should be aware of their legal position under Wills and how they stand in relation...

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Can a divorce financial settlement be reopened?

It is possible to reopen a divorce financial settlement, but extremely rare. In most circumstances, once a financial settlement has been officially recorded in the form of a consent order, the financial ties between the divorcing couple are broken and neither of them will be entitled to make financial claims...

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Ten tips on saving money in a divorce

Ensure that your divorce goes as smoothly – and cheaply – as possible. If you’ve come to the decision to end your partnership, be sure to read our tips below before calling in the lawyers. 1. Choose the right lawyer Ideally a Resolution accredited specialist. Not only will they have...

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I’m getting divorced – now what?

Divorce lawyer Adam Maguire looks at what divorcing couples should take into account at the outset. Whether you have already appointed a solicitor or not, the prospect of divorce can be extremely daunting. The introduction of no-fault divorce in April 2022 might help to take some of the heat out...

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Divorce: frequently asked questions

Do I have to be married for a certain amount of time before I can apply for divorce? You are unable to apply for divorce until you have been married for 12 months. Do the grounds for divorce still apply? No. Since the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation...

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Adultery and divorce settlements

Could adultery affect my divorce financial settlement? It may surprise you to learn that the short answer to this question is ‘no’. When someone believes their marriage has ended as a result of the other party committing adultery, they may feel that, as the ‘injured party’, they should receive a...

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Guide to international divorce

How to achieve the most favourable outcome At Clarke Willmott, we have considerable expertise in family law and in successfully managing complex divorce cases, especially those where the parties involved have connections with more than one country. International divorces often come with an added layer of complexity, so you can...

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Common divorce myths dispelled

Getting a divorce is widely recognised as being one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. But lawyers say there are many common misconceptions about the process and that it doesn’t need to be difficult if couples access the right advice at the right time. Emily Finn, divorce...

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Rebalancing generational wealth

Whilst perhaps some time ago, in 2016 the then housing minister suggested that inequality between the so-called baby boomers and the younger generation might be reduced if parents were to leave their properties to their grandchildren (rather than to their children) in their Wills. This suggestion remains relevant today given...

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