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Divorce reform:  An Outline of the Review Dealing with the Financial Aspects of Divorce

The Law Commission has launched a review of the principles for financial provision following a divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. This comes one year after “no fault divorce” which has been widely commended by both practitioners and divorcing couples. Reason for the review...

Former Trainee Joins Oswestry Family Team

A Shropshire law firm has congratulated a former trainee who has qualified as a solicitor and joined the family law department. Rachel Tomley started her career at Lanyon Bowdler following the completion of her Legal Practice Course and LLM in Professional Legal Practice in 2020...

Beyond Law Group Strengthens Its Specialist Family and Children Practice, McAlister Family Law, With the Appointment of New Solicitor

Beyond Law Group announces the appointment of new solicitor, Mairead Williams, to its specialist family and children law practice, McAlister Family Law, following a strong period of growth and success. Beyond Law Group’s award-winning practice, McAlister Family Law, has established one of the largest specialist...

Prepare for Imminent Tax Changes Around Divorce, Says Clarke Willmott

Capital gains tax rules are changing to make it easier for divorcing couples to divide their assets following separation without incurring a tax charge, says a leading tax lawyer.   Paul Davies, who leads the private capital team at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, says...

Shropshire Law Firm Topping the Charts

Law firm tops the charts   A Shropshire law firm is topping the charts on a national website which ranks solicitors and law firms based on direct feedback from clients. Lanyon Bowdler, which has offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry and Ludlow, along with Conwy and Hereford, is...

The Increase of the Pet Prenup: Lawyers Seeing Divorcees Turn To ‘Pet-Napping’

"62% of households in the UK are now pet owners, so it is no surprise that one of the most common questions relating to divorce is: “what happens to the dog?”. This is an even more pertinent question following the rise of dog purchases...