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  Nominations At The Double For Hall Brown In British Family Law ‘Oscars’  

One of the country’s most dynamic firms could be in line for further awards glory after landing a brace of nominations in the Family Law ‘Oscars’. Hall Brown Family Law has been chosen as one of the candidates for northern Regional Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Family Law Awards. Partner Andrew Newbury […]

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  The Homestead History-Makers: UK Relationships at the Crossroads  

I would hazard a guess that most married – and, in fact, divorcing – couples are so reasonably occupied with the details of events at home that they think little of their place in history. If that seems a startling opening sentence, allow me to clarify what I mean. At the moment, I believe that […]

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  Fairness, Finance and a Short Marriage  

Marital collapse is, unfortuately, a far from uncommon occurrence. Whenever spouses decide to go their separate ways, there are two essential elements to the divorce process. The first is administrative – the obtaining of decrees nisi and then absolute six weeks or so apart – while the second deals with the delicate division of the […]

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  ‘Girl Power’ and the Death of the ‘Meal Ticket for Life’  

One of the consequences of there being more coverage of divorces in news media over recent years is the the belief that all marriages end in acrimony. Most, in fact, do not and are dealt with in a relatively amicable fashion. However, that doesn’t mean to say that the provision of ongoing maintenance is not […]

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  Golden Years: Pensioners and a Rise in Remarriage  

Marriage has fallen out of favour or, at least, so some sceptics and statisticians have argued over recent years. Certainly, fewer contemporary couples follow the lead set by their parents. The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in 2014, there were 247,372 marriages in England and Wales (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/marriagecohabitationandcivilpartnerships/bulletins/marriagesinenglandandwalesprovisional/2014#marriages-between-opposite-sex-couples-rise-in-2014). That […]

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  The Potential Problems of a Pension-Sharing Shift  

In addition to the emotional separation which comes with the ending of a marriage, there is a fair amount of administration too. Just as the nature of the British household has seen significant change over the last few decades, so too has the business of dividing joint assets evolved as certain items have attracted more […]

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  Andrew Newbury joins Hall Brown Family Law  

Hall Brown Family Law is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Newbury, as a partner at the practice, as we continue to grow via hand-picked personnel from top-tier firms. Andrew was previously a partner at Pannone, heading up the largest family law department in Manchester from 2010 onwards, before the firm merged with Slater and […]

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