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  Clutch of Nominations Put Hall Brown Support Staff in Limelight  

Administrative staff who have played a key role in the success of one of the UK’s most dynamic law firms have found themselves in the running for glory. Employees at Hall Brown Family Law have been nominated in a total of five categories at two of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for the North West’s […]

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  Miniature Disasters: Pop Stars and Pre-Nups  

At a time when the nature of Britain’s commercial relations with its trading partners across the globe is under intense scrutiny, one industry is unlikely to be derailed by whether politicians in Brussels and London end up with a ‘hard’ or rather more constructive Brexit. The UK’s music industry might have been subject to the […]

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  Putting Families First  

As Family lawyers, our every action is guided by one simple premise: the best interests of the families that we represent. Whether we’re acting on behalf of divorcing spouses, single parents or larger and more complex household environments, we are committed to doing our best to resolve the issues with which we’re confronted as swiftly […]

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  Kick-Off: Will Wrangling Over The Remote Ruin Marriages This Summer?  

In many years, the prospect of a royal wedding would be the televisual high-point for millions of British households. However, it’s likely that the May nuptials which transformed the actress Meghan Markle into the Duchess of Sussex won’t be as watched or as talked about as what’s on our screens over the course of the […]

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  Teamwork Breeds Yet More Award Success for Hall Brown  

One of the country’s leading new law firms has attributed its latest award win to “hard work and teamwork”. Hall Brown Family Law overcame other, more established nominees to claim the Family Team title in this year’s Manchester Legal Awards (MLAs). It becomes the latest prestigious title picked up by Hall Brown in its first […]

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  SETTLEMENTS AND ‘STICK-ABILITY’  

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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  Prenuptial Predicaments  

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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  ‘Loyalty’, Prenups and Divorce  

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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  Wealth, Divorce and Delays  

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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  Out of Reach: First-Time Buyers and the “Cuckoo Couple”  

Regular readers of this ‘blog might recall how, earlier this year, I penned an article about a phenomenon known as the ‘cuckoo couple’. It followed myself and my colleagues observing the impact on the stability of middle-aged marriages by adult children returning home, often with a partner in tow. The pattern has become more frequent […]

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