Monthly Archives: May 2017

The GDPR – 12 months and counting

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and come into force on 25 May 2018. The impact of these changes … Continue reading

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Failing to Make It Over the Finishing Line

Part 36 is a provision in the Civil Procedure Rules that creates a certain type of settlement offer which can carry significant costs and/or interest penalties if it is not accepted by the opposing party and that party then fails … Continue reading

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Russian billionaire changes his mind in special contribution divorce case

Yet another special contribution case has hit the headlines, with the news yesterday that a Russian billionaire has been ordered to pay £453million to his ex-wife, or roughly 41.5% of the total matrimonial assets. The wife had claimed that the … Continue reading

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Shareholder’s Undertaking Not Good Enough

In civil proceedings, where a claim is brought by a corporate entity the defendant can, if it has evidence that the claimant is unlikely to be able to pay its legal costs in the event the claimant loses, apply to … Continue reading

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Chinese Village’s Rush for Divorce

Divorce is something that should be given serious thought, so we were surprised to hear of what’s been happening in the small Chinese village of Jiangbei recently. In the village, a mass of couples are filing for divorce in the … Continue reading

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