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Family Law


17.07.20

No-fault divorce legislation passed

After passing both Houses, on 25 June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent. The Act itself is very short, but makes significant amendments to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Civil Partnership Act 2004. Below we explore the following questions in relation to the changes to the Matrimonial…

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15.07.20

How long do I have to make a claim if I have been left out of a Will? The courts show some flexibility

If you are left out of a Will of a deceased person who you expected to provide you with financial support, you may be able to bring a claim under what is known as the “Inheritance Act” (or to give it its full name, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975)). There are…

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15.06.20

Laura Clews joins Brett Wilson LLP

Laura Clews has joined Brett Wilson’s family law team. Laura is a New Zealand qualified solicitor practicing in London.  Laura worked for a Legal 500 Band 1 firm in New Zealand and her practice has had a particular focus on family disputes. For Laura’s full biography, please click here.

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21.05.20

Revisiting financial settlements where it is discovered a former spouse lied about their finances

In reaching a financial settlement on divorce both parties will rely on full honest disclosure of their income and wealth by the other party.   But all too often one party fails to make a complete disclosure, and sometimes it is many years after the settlement before the truth comes out.  A recent decision confirms the…

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7.05.20

Brett Wilson LLP now offering family law services

The firm is now offering family law services to existing and new clients. The breakdown of a relationship is never easy, but whether you are married, in a civil partnership, or living with a partner our lawyers are committed to providing you with personal support and advice to achieve a fair resolution through mediation and…

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11.04.20

Chris Corney joins Brett Wilson LLP

Chris Corney has joined Brett Wilson LLP, and will head up a department specialising in family law and civil/commercial litigation. Chris has over 20 years experience acting for businesses and individuals resolving disputes, protecting assets and preserving reputations. In that time Chris has become a trusted advisor to many business owners, and from this he…

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1.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP to start offering family law services

From 13 April 2020 Brett Wilson LLP will offer family law services to existing and new clients. The creation of a department providing such services is part of the firm’s wider expansion plans which also include the firm moving into larger custom-built offices in Farringdon once social distancing restrictions are lifted.  The decision to provide…

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1.11.18

Brett Wilson LLP recognised by Chambers and Partners 2019 as leaders in defamation and crime

Brett Wilson LLP is one of only 28 UK firms to be ranked for Defamation/Reputation Management in the 2019 edition of the Chambers and Partners directory. Within the department, Iain Wilson, Max Campbell and Alex Cochrane are individually recommended. The prestigious directory also acknowledges the firm as a recognised practitioner in Crime, including it on a…

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29.10.18

Brett Wilson LLP ranked in four categories in Legal 500 2018/19

Brett Wilson LLP has been ranked in four categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Fraud (White collar crime) In addition to the firm’s rankings, every solicitor at Brett Wilson LLP has been individually recommended in their specialist field(s). Commenting on the rankings, managing partner…

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