Divorce and the Technology Trap  

Published on 14 February, 2018 | Andrew Newbury


In the course of the last four decades, households around the world have benefited from significant and very rapid developments in technology. Not too long ago, the kind of audio and video facilities now provided by affordable, pocket-sized instruments came courtesy of items which were often the size of a suitcase and sometimes prohibitively expensive. […]

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Published on 07 February, 2018 | Sam Hall

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It’s fair to say that the last four decades have not treated the institution of marriage terribly well. In the early 1970s, the introduction of divorce legislation prompted a dramatic increase in the number of spouses choosing to exit their marriages. By 1993, there were a record 165,000 divorces, more than twice the figure recorded […]

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  Divorces, Horses and Hassle  

Published on 12 January, 2018 | Alice Couriel


Britain, it is said, is a nation of animal lovers. So, it should come as no surprise that pets of all kinds feature in discussions about who gets what when marriages come to an end. Whilst many husbands and wives are keen to retain their family’s cats or dogs, their ownership is usually resolved relatively […]

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  Prenuptial Predicaments  

Published on 03 January, 2018 | Sam Hall

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Even as households across the country prepare to take down the Christmas tree and put away the tree and tinsel for another year, family lawyers like myself are already looking ahead to what the next 12 months will bring. One milestone is apparent: 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the peak in divorce numbers in […]

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  The Necessity of Arbitration  

Published on 11 December, 2017 | Andrew Newbury

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We’ve all heard of whirlwind romances, those relationships which proceed from courtship to wedding vows with breath-taking speed. Divorces, though, don’t follow the same, swift pattern. In fact, if we discount the kind of protracted domestic disputes which occasionally feature on the pages of our national newspapers, divorces take about 18 months to conclude, depending […]

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  ‘Loyalty’, Prenups and Divorce  

Published on | Sam Hall

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Despite perceptions to the contrary, marriage is not exactly going out of fashion. Admittedly, the numbers of couples choosing to formalise their relationships in England and Wales each year is not exactly as large as the 426,241 who married in 1972. However, the near quarter of a million weddings in 2014 – the most recent […]

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  (Multiple) Affairs of the Heart  

Published on 24 October, 2017 | Abigail Lowther

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It is often said that technology is a great facilitator and it is true that the advances of the last three decades have – literally – put rich potential in the palms of our hands. However, while shopping, working and keeping in touch with friends and family might not necessarily leave those hands idle, some […]

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  Taped: Parental Disputes and Covert Recordings  

Published on 21 October, 2017 | Katie Dillon

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Social media is generally thought to be a boon. It has enabled friends, family and colleagues living great distances apart to keep in touch and, in fact, helped put individuals who’d lost contact back together. There are critics, however, who argue that one of the consequences of the volume and type of material shared via […]

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  Wealth, Divorce and Delays  

Published on 19 October, 2017 | Sam Hall

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In 1964, the then Leader of the Opposition, Harold Wilson (later, of course, to serve two terms as British Prime Minister), is said to have coined a very famous phrase about a week being “a long time in politics”. The point that he was trying to make, as his party’s – and, indeed, his own – […]

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  Making a Mark  

Published on 13 October, 2017 | James Brown/Sam Hall

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When Hall Brown Family Law was first established, we intended to provide clients with the very best service possible, no matter what specific situation they might require our help with. Over the course of the intervening 18 months, we have assembled an extremely experienced and capable team of lawyers to enable us to live up […]

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