In a recent article, Valemus Law Family Partner Joanna Abrahams looks closely at the options (or lack thereof) available to those in the UK who turn to surrogacy as a route to having a baby. Whilst, at first blush, surrogacy seems to be an option for childless couples, the reality is that here in the UK [...]
Recent news that ex-Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner admitted to faking papers to obtain two divorces in 2000 and 2014 respectively, prompted Valemus Law Family Partner Joanna Abrahams to write an article looking closely at the rise of e-signature and no-fault divorce in the prevention of fraudulent divorce. Within her article Joanna looks closely at the introduction [...]
As has been extensively reported in the media we head into a new dawn in dealing with the introduction of the no-fault divorce on 6th April 2022. It is hoped that this long-awaited legislation will reduce the acrimony previously experienced as a result of having to cite fault (unreasonable behaviour or adultery) on the part [...]
This weekend, Valemus Law’s Family and Children Partner Joanna Abrahams appeared on BBC Radio Three Counties discussing the issues around fraudulent divorce. Joanna’s comments were prompted by a recent case relating to a woman who was unaware that she was divorced for 12 years, after her signature was forged on official documents. Rachpal and Kewal [...]
In this article, I look at the right of the tenants to take over the management of the property. This may well be useful where it is not possible to compel the landlord to sell the freehold, perhaps because a substantial number of the flats are still rented out.
Valemus Law, the UK-wide business and family law firm, is very pleased to confirm that Julia Cluley, has joined its Divorce and Family Law practice.
Employment Tribunals, faced with two hostile adversaries, are required calmly to reflect on the evidence before them and to determine both the facts of a claim and the appropriate legal interpretation to place on those facts.
In this article, I look at the position when the landlord decides he has had enough and tries to sell the property over the heads of the flat owners.
In the previous article, I examined the right of the flat owners acting collectively to compel the landlord to sell them the freehold in the property. In this article, I look at the right of individual flat owners to compel the landlord to extend their lease.
Leases are complicated enough to send most people to sleep before they have reached the second page and it takes a special talent (or really bad insomnia) to read all the way through to the end. Nonetheless, even if you get to the last page, your lease will not have mentioned any of the following benefits that Parliament has bestowed upon you...