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  Hall Brown Growth Delivers Capital Progress  

One of the country’s most dynamic family law firms has announced that it is opening offices in London. Manchester-based Hall Brown Family Law has indicated that the decision as “a natural and very necessary response” to an increase in the number of its clients living the South East. Managing Partner and co-founder James Brown described […]

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  Quarter of Couples Split up over Prenup Rows  

A quarter of British couples split up during preparations for their wedding because of arguments about prenuptial agreements. One of the country’s leading law firms has reported that 21 per cent of engagements were broken off after consulting lawyers about the prospect of having a pre-marital contract. Sam Hall, the Senior Partner with Hall Brown […]

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  Divorcing Couples Rowing Over Horses as “Surrogate Children”  

Divorcing British couples are now more likely to go to court to contest ownership of horses than any other animal. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that five per cent of separating husbands and wives argue about who should keep and pay for horses. Alice Couriel, a Solicitor with Hall Brown […]

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  Prenup Loyalty Clauses Triggering ‘Diarised’ Divorces  

Almost 10 per cent of couples who marry after signing prenuptial agreements are divorcing because of ‘loyalty payments’ contained in the documents. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported a recent surge in wives deciding to end their marriages after reaching wedding anniversaries entitling them to greater incremental proportions of their husbands’ […]

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  Court Delays Fuel Rise in ‘Bupa-Style’ Divorce  

Delays caused by court closures and more individuals representing themselves has prompted a rise in the number of professional couples opting for ‘BUPA-style’ divorces. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported a 200 per cent increase in family arbitrations in the space of just a year. Hall Brown Family Law claimed more […]

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  Digital Dalliances and Business Dealings See Multiple Marital Infidelities ‘Skyrocket’  

Smartphones, dating websites and business networking are being blamed for a dramatic rise in the number of spouses being divorced for cheating on them with multiple partners. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that divorces featuring multiple extra-marital infidelities have increased by almost 30 per cent over the last five years. […]

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  Divorce by Desertion Up By One-Third After Legal Aid Withdrawal  

The decision to withdraw Legal Aid is being blamed for a dramatic increase in couples divorcing on the grounds of desertion. Research by one of the country’s leading family law firms has established that although the number of divorces in England and Wales dropped by 14 per cent over the last five years, 34 per […]

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  Smartphones, Scrutiny and Rise in ‘DIY Divorce’ see Private Detectives going out of Fashion  

Careless straying spouses who leave ‘digital footprints’ and a rise in the number of husbands and wives choosing to handle their own divorces has led to a drop in private detectives getting involved in marital disputes. One of the country’s leading family law firms has found that investigators now only feature in less than one […]

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  Contrite Spouses Speeding Up One-Tenth of Divorces  

More than 10 per cent of divorces involve husbands and wives reaching generous settlement with spouses because they are racked with guilt about their marital misbehaviour. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that whilst most couples are keen to be fair when it comes to dividing their assets, individuals whose affairs […]

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  Increase In Shift Work Infidelity Ending More Marriages  

A growing number of British marriages are ending amid allegations of affairs between spouses doing shift work and their colleagues. One of the country’s leading law firms has reported a marked increase in divorces resulting from rows about the hours worked by husbands and wives. However, whilst Claire Reid, a Senior Associate at Hall Brown […]

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