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Civil partnership couple seek Supreme Court hearing

21st February 2017 - The Law Society Gazette

A man and a woman who today lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to choose to enter a civil partnership are to take the fight to the Supreme Court, their solicitor confirmed.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan over an earlier High Court decision refusing them judicial review of the education secretary’s decision not to, at this stage, propose any change to the bar on opposite-sex couples entering into a civil partnership.

Nicola Waldmanprivate client partner comments.

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Cost of divorce soars to £70,000 – your financial rights revealed

5th December 2016 - The Mirror

The average cost of divorce in the UK is £70,243 and rising, lawyers say – with the average person losing out on £4,686 of their salary, with an added £5,089 on finding alternative accommodation, £8,926 in legal fees and £51,543 in paying off debt and sharing assets. Head of Family Law Jacqueline Major shares some advice for couples in the middle of a break up – especially those with equity between them.

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Fixed fees fuel drive towards arbitration

5th March 2015 - The Law Society Gazette

The growing willingness of lawyers to exploit the potential of arbitration has been further demonstrated by the creation of new services in family and personal injury law.

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