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Rattan v Kuwad – Common sense in MPS decisions

In the recently reported case of Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1, the Court of Appeal considered the approach to be taken to awards in MPS applications. Here, we consider the basics of MPS applications – what they are, who they’re for, and how we can help – in the light of this new…

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Rebecca Ridsdale joins Brett Wilson LLP’s Civil and Family law department

Rebecca Ridsdale has joined Brett Wilson’s Civil and Family law department. Rebecca specialises in family law and civil litigation matters. Rebecca has extensive experience in high net worth divorce and family cases. For Rebecca’s full biography, please click here.

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Brexit & Divorce law: changes following the UK’s departure from the EU

On the 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. The 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020.  In this blog we briefly look at the effect this will have on divorce proceedings in the UK. One of the main areas that will be affected is jurisdiction for the divorce.  The…

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Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for being an ‘astute and bold lawyer who is not afraid to take on any sort of challenge in media and civil litigation. He has an impressive creative and courageous edge…

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Divorce in the time of Covid-19

Earlier this year, as China began to lift lockdown restrictions, it was reported that there was a rapid increase in married couples filing for divorce. China publishes its divorce statistics annually, so the evidence is anecdotal, but the media reported that separations surged in March as married couples began to be able to leave the…

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Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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The myth of common law marriage

Family law practitioner Laura Clews discusses common misconceptions and looks at how things are done differently in New Zealand. Executive Summary Unlike England & Wales, other commonwealth countries such as New Zealand and Australia have embraced the notion that you can acquire property rights through a long term relationship – even if you don’t get…

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How legal crowdfunding can help you bring/defend a case

We are all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding, whether in the context of supporting a new business venture or contributing to a worthy cause.  Crowdfunding is now becoming an established method of funding a legal case – whether it is the pursuit of a claim or the defence of criminal proceedings. In the legal…

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Brett Wilson LLP new offices to open on 4 August for face to face consultations

After four months of the firm operating remotely, Brett Wilson LLP’s new offices at 35-37 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BJ will open on 4 August. Clients who wish to arrange a socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations will be able to book one from this date onwards.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype…

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