Breach of Contract – What are the Options?

It is always important to have the right contract in place for any transaction. However, no matter how good the relationship between the parties or the preparation of the paperwork,...


Prenuptial Agreements – A Short Guide

What is a Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup)? A prenuptial (or pre-marital) agreement is an agreement made by a couple before they marry or enter into a civil partnership, which sets out...


Who keeps the Pet? Should we get a Pet-Nup?

A report recently undertaken by pet charity Blue Cross, has revealed that more than one in four divorced couples in Britain have argued over the ownership of their pets when...


Should I Divorce In England Or The United Arab Emirates?

With over 240,000 British nationals currently living in Dubai, the interaction between UK family law and Dubai is becoming increasingly relevant. It was only therefore a matter of time before...


What Is My Share Of An Investment Property I Own With Another?

The Privy Council has given judgement in the case of Marr v Collie (Bahamas) [2017] UKPC 17 clarifying how the courts should decide the shares held in investment property by...


Can I Use Secret Recordings in Family Court Proceedings?

“Can I use secret recordings in court?“ is a question that I am often asked when representing parties in proceedings concerning either separation, the breakdown of a marriage or the...


Failure To Use Your Trade Mark Can Leave You Feeling Blue

Shortly after the birth of Beyoncé’s first child with husband Jay Z, the couple applied to trade mark her name, “Blue Ivy”, at the US Patent and Trade Mark Office...


Trade Mark Infringement – Glaxo v Sandoz Ltd (No.2) (2017)

Are colour marks more susceptible to revocation? This was a dilemma faced by Glaxo in its case against Sandoz Ltd (Glaxo V Sandoz Ltd (No. 2) (2017). Glaxo is a...


Why Do I Need A Solicitor To Prepare My Will?

As a solicitor who has specialised in drafting Wills for over 10 years I am always a little concerned when I hear people talking about preparing their own Wills without...


A Place In The Sun Or A Succession Nightmare?

Imagine yourself on a sun lounger, soaking up the Iberian sun in your own private villa, listening to the gentle waves lapping at the shore as you enjoy a cool...


Christmas Contact Arrangements For Separated Parents

Often, Christmas contact arrangements can be the cause a lot of conflict in separated families. While Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together and celebrate, it can be...


Seizure Of Overseas Divorce Proceedings

Under article 19 of Brussels II Regulation (BIIR) 2201/2003 it provides: In a scenario where divorce proceedings are issued overseas and then a party seeks to issue proceedings in the...